The UEFA Champions League 2019/20 edition of the football competition was like no other as it took over a year to complete, although a familiar winner was eventually produced. Of course, with the way the current pandemic is sweeping across the planet, the UEFA Champions League was extremely different to what many would have expected from the competition in more ways in one, however, the tournament still managed to provide a sense of normality as well.
Bayern Munich blitzed everyone who was put in their path from the Group Stages of the tournament all the way through to the final, where they beat Paris Saint-Germain to lift their sixth title in the competition.
Shocks and upsets are always part and parcel of, arguably, the world’s biggest club competition as Atalanta BC, Olympique de Lyonnais and Red Bull Leipzig managed to reach the latter stages of the tournament, whilst there were a number of impressive results to have been recorded throughout the duration of the tournament.
With Bayern Munich dominating everyone put in their path, men like Robert Lewandowski, Alphonso Davies, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry all played incredibly vital roles for Hans-Dieter Flick’s side throughout the UEFA Champions League.
The Bundesliga giants also provided some of the most memorable football moments in the 2019/20 edition of the tournament as they produced a number of high-scoring results. The Bavarians smashed Tottenham Hotspur in London, destroyed Chelsea across two legs before annihilating FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the competition.
UEFA Champions League 2019/20 Final
Of course, Bayern Munich would go on to meet PSG in the final of the showpiece at the Estádio da Luz behind closed doors and perhaps faced one of their most difficult challenges throughout the entirety of the UEFA Champions League last season.
The Parisians played extremely well and had a number of chances to potentially lift their first-ever UEFA Champions League title, however, the likes of Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappé and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could not apply the finishing touches when required.
Kingsley Coman, who could have been considered Man of the Match of the Champions League 2020 final for a number of different reasons as he terrorised the PSG defence for the duration he was on the pitch, scored the only goal of the game and gave Bayern Munich their sixth overall UEFA Champions League title.
UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Preview
Football fans do not have to wait too long for the 2020/21 edition of the UEFA Champions League to start and there are a number of top teams that will be looking to replicate the success that Bayern Munich managed to achieve a season earlier.
Indeed, the Bavarians will be one of the favourites to reach the football tournament final again next season, with the game scheduled to take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Considering they have already managed to acquire Leroy Sané from Manchester City, Flick’s side only appears even stronger in attack.
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Nonetheless, the likes of Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona and Sevilla will represent Spain, whilst England will have the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all looking to bring the UEFA Champions League back to English soil.
The Blues are perhaps one to keep an eye on, as Frank Lampard’s side have undergone a huge revamp and brought in the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell whilst Kai Havertz looks likely to sign before the start of the campaign as well.
With a number of top quality football sides all set to feature in the Group Stages of the competition, it will be intriguing to see how they are drawn and how the tournament plays out throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
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