The duo of Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry were on fire in their win against French club Lyon in their semifinal fixture as they thrashed Lyon 3-0 in Portugal to book a showdown with another French club Paris Saint-German.
The Bavarians had three chances in the opening 15 minutes as they showed they took the game to Lyon, it took the German side 18 minutes to get the opening goal after winger Serge Gnabry went on a solo run as he unleashed a rocket shot into the net as they looked unstoppable and unstoppable they were after Gnabry once again scored the second goal this time around a less technical finish after he finished off Robert Lewandowski’s blocked shot with a tap-in.
The French could have gotten something out of the game if they were more clinical in front of goal after they wasted a handful of chance in the opening thirty minutes with Memphis Depay and Toko Ekambi putting their shots wide of the mark, Ekambi couldn’t get past the German goalkeeper.
However on-loan Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho saw a goal canceled for offside, but that didn’t stop Lewandowski from putting the game beyond Lyon’s reach after he scored the third goal as he heads home in the 88th minute to secure their first champions league final fixture in four seasons and their 11th final in the champions league.
Hansi flick is having an incredible first season with the German club after taking over from Niko Kovac after he had a dismal time, most fans expected flick to be an interim solution but seems like he might end up getting the job on a long term, with the team having a better understanding of each other and an improve mental strength.
Robert Lewandoski finished the league has the top goalscorer with 34 goals and 15 goals in the champions league, the board feels he is getting the best out of the players. Serge Gnabry has also rediscovered himself this season with 12 goals in the league and 9 in the champions league; he was also named the man of the match for his performance against Lyon.
Bayern Munich manager spoke to sky sport after the match
“We knew it would be difficult, they came in off the back of great performances against Manchester City and Juventus. They are strong tactically and they caused us problems early on.
“We know we need to defend better, we said before we couldn’t afford to give away the ball easily, but we did.”