DFL CEO Christian Seifert describes Bayern Munich’s Champions League success as outstanding

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DFL CEO Christian Seifert has congratulated Bayern Munich for winning its sixth Champions League trophy after defeating PSG 1-0 in Lisbon on Sunday.

Bayern had gone to win the European clubs’ trophy, having succeeded in winning the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup. Thus, it’s a treble perfect for the German club.

In a game that saw both sides close to scoring on numerous occasions, Bayern Munich had the last laugh in the 59th minute. Kingsley Coman, who has been coming on to the pitch from the Bench started on Sunday. He started out in the left in place of Ivan Perisic and eventually rewarded the coach, Hansi Flick.

Bayern Munich lifts 6th Champions League trophy

The winger nodded in Joshua Kimmich’s flick which evaded the central backs of PSG to score the only goal of the encounter that eventually turned out to be the winner.

Bayern Munich deserves respect for the success

In a statement, Seifert said Flick the team deserves their respect for lifting the trophy for the sixth tie.

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“Hansi Flick and his team deserve the highest respect for their impressive performances over the past few months and their victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

“In this unusual year, there were different periods of time between the respective national seasons and the Champions League final tournament, and it was exciting to see how the clubs from the different leagues have dealt with this situation.

“FC Bayern found its own way – and simply carried on as if there had been no break at all.”

Bayern had earlier in the season won the Bundesliga and the German FA Cup

He also expressed excitement that two Bundesliga clubs, RB Leipzig and Bayern made it to the last four if the tournament.

” It is great news for the Bundesliga that two German teams made it to the Champions League semi-finals and that one of them ultimately won the competition.

“And it is an outstanding achievement to win the treble twice in just seven years. My congratulations to those representing FC Bayern München; the players, the coaching staff, and to everyone associated with the club.”

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It could be recalled that Bayern had said they won’t be taking the extended break granted by the league organising body.

They will therefore go ahead and respect the tradition of Champions opening the league campaign. They will be hosting Schalke 04 at the Allianz Arena on September 18.

Bayer Munich’s Champions League stats

  • Bayern (2012/13, 2019/20) are just the second team in history to twice win a domestic league, domestic cup and Champions League treble, joining Barcelona (2008/09, 2014/15) as the only other side to do so.
  • With 43 goals all told, Bayern ended up just two goals short of Barca’s record 45-strike tally of 1999/2000, which came from 16 games compared to Bayern’s 11 this season.
  • Coman’s goal was Bayern’s 500th in the Champions League as they became just the third side to reach that figure in the competition after Barca (517) and Real Madrid (567).
  • Only Real Madrid (16) have played in more Champions League finals than Bayern (11), whose sixth European title moves them level with Liverpool as the team with the third-most wins in history – behind only AC Milan (7) and Real (13).
  • Coman’s winner was the Frenchman’s third Champions League goal of the season and first in the knockout stages this term.
  • Only Cristiano Ronaldo (16 in 2015/16, 17 in 2013/14) has scored more in a single Champions League campaign than Lewandowski’s 15 this season.
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