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Kingsley Coman's Goal Made A Remarkable Piece Of Champions League History

Kingsley Coman's Goal Made A Remarkable Piece Of Champions League History

Bayern Munich have won a sixth European Cup in Lisbon tonight, running out deserving winners against PSG on a 1-0 scoreline.

They had some nervy moments, especially in the first half, but were the better team for the vast majority of the 90 minutes.

It was a very open game in the opening period, but the chances came far less frequently in the second half. Bayern Munich looked the more likely side, however, and they would be the one to open the scoring.

Kingsley Coman was the man who got the goal, nodding home a sumptuous cross from Joshua Kimmich.

It was a special moment for the Frenchman, even more so because he managed to score against his former club.

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The winger began his professional career at PSG, before ending up at Bayern Munich via Juventus.

Surprisingly, players scoring against their former teams is somewhat of a rarity in the Champions League, especially in the latter stages.

In fact, with this goal Kingsley Coman became the first player in the European Cup's 65-year history to score against his former team in the final.

Not bad.

Coman was somewhat of a surprising inclusion in the starting XI tonight, having started on the bench in the wins over Barcelona and Lyon. He certainly made the most of his opportunity.

The 24-year old has been linked with a move away from the club this summer after the arrival of Leroy Sane, meaning this could be his last act in a Bayern Munich shirt.

It would be some way to bow out.

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Gary Connaughton

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