After beating Olympique Lyon 3-0, Bayern are in the Champions League final. The Munich team owes this to two strikers in particular, experts agree. An overview of the press reviews.
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Serge Gnabry left the Estádio José Alvalade with a clear message for Paris Saint-Germain. “We really want to win the triple and will give everything on Sunday to take the title,” said the national player after his two-goal gala in Bayern’s 3-0 (2-0) victory in the Champions League semi-final against Olympique Lyon.
On Sunday (9 p.m., in the live ticker at t-online.de) in the Estádio da Luz, Gnabry wants to top it off and crown the best season of his career so far with the handle pot. In addition to the strong winger, Munich can also thank Robert Lewandowski, who screwed his Champions League goal account with the late header to 3-0 on 15 goals this season, for making the final. In the final against Paris Saint-Germain, the Pole wants to follow goals 16 and 17 and break Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal record.
If Gnabry and Lewandowski can bring the same efficiency and class onto the pitch as they did against Lyon, nothing stands in the way of a final victory against PSG. The media and experts agree on this. Here you can see an overview of the international press comments on the semi-final victory of FC Bayern against Olympique Lyon:
“The end of the dream. Bayern Munich knocked Lyon out of the Champions League thanks to a brace from Serge Gnabry. Olympique Lyon, who previously eliminated Juventus Turin and Manchester City, was an extraordinary adventure. Were Bayern a size too big? Not necessarily. OL.” had half a dozen opportunities, but the outrageously good chances they were pursuing through the competition were gone. ”
France Football (France)
“Gnabry’s coolness decides the game. Three shots, two goals: Serge Gnabry was quite effective on Wednesday evening. Just when his team got into trouble, he managed to get the ball into Anthony Lopes’ goal – only fifteen minutes later.”
Le Monde (France)
“A cold-blooded FC Bayern München destroys Olympique Lyons dreams. The second club (after AC Milan in 1993), which won all the games on the way to the final, is now the favorite in the final. This is another reason why Lyon must win for his Don’t be ashamed of performance. “
“This FC Bayern Munich would win the Spanish league with the left hand. Anyone who has seen this Champions League semi-final understands why no Spanish team was represented in the semifinals this year. Bayern’s offensive performance should be taught in football seminars – because the entire team for Danger in front of the opposing goal. “
“Bayern are chasing their sixth Champions League trophy in the eleventh final. A historic advantage in the duel with the debutants from Paris. Because: Neuer, Alaba and Müller are still the same players who lead the team as in 2013 under coach Jupp Heynckes won the title. “
“Gnabry leads Bayern into the final. Munich are in the final with the handbrake on. Against the faulty Lyon it didn’t even need the best performance to reach the goal.”
Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)
“Gnabry and Lewandowski erase Lyon’s dreams. It took a masterpiece from Gnabry for the German champions to finally seize the game. Lewandowski later scored his 15th goal of this Champions League season. The Pole has scored in every game so far. A monster! Now he only has to hit in the last game … “
Corriero dello Sport (Italy)
“Lyon overwhelmed by Gnabry and Lewandowski. The final is as predicted: Bayern versus PSG. Gnabry’s inimitable talent and the reliable Lewandowski shoot Bayern into the final. There Lewandowski wants to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal record and then lift the pot of the handle.”
“Welcome to the Gnabry Lewandowski Show! Bayern shoot Lyon and fly into the final. Now they will challenge Paris, led by Neymar and Mbappé, in the Lisbon final on Sunday.”
Kronen Zeitung (Austria)
“Final! Bayern are only separated by one win from the triple. Bayern celebrate Serge Gnabry! The offensive star shot the German record champions in the Champions League semi-final against Lyon with a double on the winning road. A dream goal that was well worth seeing was followed by a lucky stumbling block. In the final on Sunday in Lisbon, the second title triple in club history should follow against Paris Saint-Germain. “
The Guardian (UK)
“Serge Gnabry’s brace sinks Lyon. The Bayern locomotive keeps rolling – thanks to Serge Gnabry. He made the difference with his two goals in the first half and paved the way for the final against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. Hansi Flick is allowed to continue from dream the perfect finale for his debut season as Bayern coach. “
The Sun (UK)
“Power-Serge shoots dominant Bayern players into the final. This month it is five years since Arsenal loaned Serge Gnabry to West Brom. The young German only managed twelve minutes. Last night left West Brom’s leaders humiliated after Gnabry led Bayern Munich to the Champions League final with a terrific two-goal performance. “