In 65 years of the European Cup / Champions League, this is only the second time that a German team has faced a team from France in the final. The first happened in 1976, when Bayern Munich beat Saint-Étienne 1-0.
Bayern Munich are just the second team to win all of their UCL games en route to the final. The other team to do it? AC Milan in 1992-93… they lost against a team from France, Marseille, in the final.
Well, Thomas Muller was right about that one, wasn’t he? Lewan-but-ski, indeed. Robert Lewandowski has now scored in nine consecutive UCL appearances; the third time that a player has scored in 9 consecutive games in European Cup history (Cristiano Ronaldo (11 in 2018) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (9 in 2003).
Serge Gnabry’s 9 goals at UCL this season are the second most scored by a German in a single season. Only Mario Gomez (12 in 2011-12) scored more.
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With Bayern Munich qualifying for the final means there will be a ninth European treble winner this season, as both PSG and Bayern have won their domestic leagues and cups.
Bayern have won the European treble once before, in 2012-13, so if they win this one they will join Barcelona as the only club to have won the European treble in multiple seasons.
Bayern Munich will play their 11th European Cup / UCL final. This equates to AC Milan for second place in the all-time list. The team in the first place? Real Madrid, who made 16 finals.
Lewandowski’s 15 goals this UCL season are tied for the third most goals in a single UCL season (along with Cristiano Ronaldo). He is now only the second player to score 15 or more goals in a single campaign after this man Ronaldo (who has done it three times – 15 in 17/18, 16 in 15/16, 17 in 13/14) .
The 24 combined goals scored by Lewandowski (15) and Gnabry (9) are the most scored by a pair of teammates in a single UEFA Champions League season, surpassing the total of Cristiano Ronaldo (17) and Gareth Bale (6) in 2013-14 for Real Madrid.
The 24 they scored are more than any other team in the competition except PSG (who scored 25)
Bayern Munich are undefeated in their last 29 games. Here’s what their results looked like during that time period (most recent first): WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWDWWWWWWWW
42 x 5
That’s quite the statistic. This season’s UCL final will see the most striking attack (Bayern 42 goals scored) take on the best defense (PSG, 5 goals conceded, 7 clean sheets).
(Statistics provided by: ESPN Stats and Information Group)