Date :Sunday 23rd, August 2020
Stadium Estadio da Luz
Referee Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Both teams comfortably made it through their semi-finals with 3-0 wins over RB Leipzig and Lyon respectively and will now battle to be crowned kings of Europe – a title which would complete an historic treble for either club.
Paris Saint-Germain take on five-time winners of the competition Bayern Munich.
There are some injury doubts on both sides, though, and given Bayern’s goalscoring pedigree PSG will be particularly hopeful of having first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas back available.
The Costa Rican was forced off with a thigh injury against Atalanta and subsequently missed the semi-final, leaving him as a major doubt for this match with Sergio Rico again set to deputise.
Layvin Kurzawa and Idrissa Gueye are also fitness doubts for Tuchel’s side, but Marco Verratti did get some minutes towards the end of the semi-final and may earn a place back in the starting XI for the final as a result.
Icardi was a notable absentee from the starting lineup against Leipzig and, given how well the false nine system worked with Neymar, he may again be consigned to a place on the bench in Lisbon should Tuchel stick with a 4-3-3.
Road To The Final
Group stage: PSG 3-0 Real Madrid
Group stage: Galatasaray 0-1 PSG
Group stage: Club Brugge 0-5 PSG
Group stage: PSG 1-0 Club Brugge
Group stage: Real Madrid 2-2 PSG
Group stage: PSG 5-0 Galatasaray
Last 16: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 PSG
Last 16: PSG 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
Quarter-final: Atalanta 1-2 PSG
Semi-final: RB Leipzig 0-3 PSG
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Rico; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Verratti, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain Champions League form: DWLWWW
Paris Saint-Germain form (all competitions): WWWWWW
Bayern, meanwhile, will hope to be able to name an unchanged side from the semi-final but could be without Jerome Boateng, who picked up a knock in that match which forced him off at half time.
Flick has options in reserve – namely Niklas Sule, Lucas Hernandez and Javi Martinez – but he will give Boateng every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of the game.
Boateng is one of four likely starters who were also involved in the 2012-13 treble-winning season, along with Manuel Neuer, David Alaba and Thomas Muller.
Thiago Alcantara could be playing his final game for the club if he is granted his wish to leave, while free-scoring Robert Lewandowski needs two goals to equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s all-time record of 17 in a single Champions League campaign.
Road To Final
Group stage: Bayern Munich 3-0 Red Star Belgrade
Group stage: Tottenham Hotspur 2-7 Bayern Munich
Group stage: Olympiacos 2-3 Bayern Munich
Group stage: Bayern Munich 2-0 Olympiacos
Group stage: Red Star Belgrade 0-6 Bayern Munich
Group stage: Bayern Munich 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Last 16: Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich
Last 16: Bayern Munich 4-1 Chelsea
Quarter-final: Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich
Semi-final: Lyon 0-3 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Perisic, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Bayern Munich Champions League form: WWWWWW
Bayern Munich form (all competitions): WWWWWW
Head To Head
These two sides have met on eight previous occasions, with all of those coming in the group stages of the Champions League.
It is PSG who boast the superior record in those head-to-head meetings, winning five compared to three victories for Bayern.
Only two of those past meetings have come since 2000, with the two sides trading victories in the 2017-18 group stages – PSG winning 3-0 in Paris and Bayern winning 3-1 in Munich.
Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain 2-3 Bayern Munich