After losing four semi-finals since lifting their fifth UEFA Champions League title in 2013, five-time champions Bayern Munich will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League finals on Sunday, following a 3-0 victory over Olympique Lyon.
Gnabry netted a first-half brace as he continues his hot scoring streak, taking his tally back to nine goals across nine games in this season’s Champions League campaign.
Star striker Robert Lewandowski was also on the scoresheet, after heading in Bayern’s third of the night in the 88th minute. This takes the Poland international’s goal tally to 55 goals this season. The goals also mean Lewandowski has now scored in nine consecutive games in the competition.
Lyon started on the front foot and had the upper hand at the beginning of the match. They had a couple of opportunities to put themselves in front but failed to make them count.
They were soon left to rue the missed chances when Gnabry superbly broke the deadlock in the 18th minute.
He collected the ball on the right and cut inside before driving the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Bayern quickly doubled their lead in the 33rd minute, and Gnabry was once again at the center stage.
The Germany international started the move before laying the ball to Ivan Perisic. With Lewandowski failing to tuck the Croatian’s cross home, Gnabry pounced on the chance from close range to grab his 23rd goal of the season.
Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho then had a goal ruled out for offside before Lewandowski completed the rout for the German champions.
Lewandowski rose highest to a swung in free-kick by Joshua Kimmich, finding the bottom corner for his 15th Champions League goal.
Speaking on making the finals, Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said: “We know it would be tough because Lyon beat Juventus and Manchester City,
they hurt us in the first phase and we escaped with a little luck.”
He added, “We have to recharge our batteries and gather energy to be ready for PSG and show a perfect performance to win the final.”
Bayern hope to complete a title treble for the second time after 2013 when they go against Paris Saint-Germain at the Estádio da Luz on Sunday. The highly anticipated Germany-versus-France showdown promises an intriguing duel of attacking football.
PSG, who beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the other semi-final fixtures, would be playing their maiden Championship League final.