It's 0-0 at halftime of the Champions League Final. While Bayern Munich are hoping to lift their sixth European trophy, Paris Saint-Germain are making their first-ever appearance. Robert Lewandowski—who would likely be lifting the Ballon d'Or if it weren't canceled—has had two great chances in front of net, with one skirting past the post and the other caught by a straight-on Keylor Navas. PSG have looked dangerous as well, with both Neymar and Mbappe threatening in front of net. The German outfit look the most likely to score tonight, fitting the mold they set thus far as one of the best Champions League clubs—ever.
Injury Update: Jerome Boateng
Bayern Munich center-back Jerome Boateng went down in the 22nd minute and has departed the match. The defender was doubtful coming into the match, and has now been replaced by Niklas Sule in the back-line.
PSG and Bayern both conquered their semi-final foes by a score of 3-0 in rout to the final, and both have plenty of attacking firepower to make this match a high-scoring affair.
What TV Channel is PSG vs Bayern Munich on?
In the US, PSG vs Bayern Munich will be shown on CBSSN and TUDN at 3 p.m. ET. You can live stream the Champions League final on fuboTV.
PSG vs. Bayern Munich Kick-off Time
When: Sunday, August 23
Where: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch Champions League free with fuboTV)
Late to the match? On fuboTV, fans can go to the beginning of the match rather than spoiling any of the game.
PSG and Bayern Munich Lineups
The lineups for the Champions League final are in. PSG's lineup sees goalkeeper Keylor Navas return after an injury sustained in the quarter-finals kept the netminder out of their semi-final bout with RB Leipzig.
Bayern Munich's lineup sees Jerome Boateng retain his starting spot despite injury fears, while Kingsley Coman replaces Ivan Perisic on the wing.
Champions League Final Betting Odds
Bayern Munich is the betting favorite for the Champions League Final, but with the offensive firepower offered by both squads, it's a close call.
PSG Odds: +210
Bayern Munich Odds: +110
The Champions League will finally come to a head three months later than originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there can be no doubting it’s these two finalists who deserve to fight for the crown.
Top scorer Robert Lewandowski has 15 Champions League goals to his name this season and is two away from matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s competition record of 17 in a single campaign. The Pole has an astonishing 55 goals in 46 games across all competitions this season, while Kylian Mbappe and Neymar—who missed a large chunk of the season through injury—have 49 goals combined:
Bayern—who are unbeaten in 25 matches, winning the last 20 of those—have already set a new benchmark by becoming the first team to win their first 10 matches in a Champions League campaign. Victory on Sunday would also mean they’re the first team to win every Champions League game in a single season.
Hansi Flick’s men look near-invincible as they chase a potential treble, though former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told beIN Sports there are holes for PSG to exploit based on their semi win over Lyon:
It’s true Bayern’s favored high line could be at risk of exposure against a PSG front three comprising Neymar, Mbappe and Angel Di Maria. That trio looked back to its best against Leipzig as each component played at least one direct hand in a scoring manoeuvre, and Thomas Tuchel won’t be expected to make many changes.
One positive change for Les Parisiens could see Marco Verratti make his full return from injury after an unexpected substitute appearance against Leipzig, with Leandro Paredes likely making way. Idrissa Gueye is another contender to take over in midfield, but a recent recovery from his own injury could see him remain on the bench.
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas failed to recover from injury to feature in that fixture and might stay sidelined, with Sergio Rico to remain his stand-in if that’s the case.
Centre-back Thiago Silva will make his final appearance for PSG in what could be the biggest game in the club’s history, the Brazilian hoping to sign off his eight-year stay with a quadruple (and his first Champions League medal).
Flick’s major fitness concern lies in central defence after Jerome Boateng was taken off at half-time in the recent win over Lyon. Niklas Sule could be called upon to start in place of his German compatriot, while Benjamin Pavard is a contender to come in at right-back should Joshua Kimmich move into midfield.