He ends up firing it to outer space. It’s hard to imagine, but you can be named Man of the Match for just two touches of the ball. The match will also be available for live streaming on the SonyLIV app. Here we go!- The players are out in the middle. It was a weird, weird way to win Man of the Match. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. The UEFA technical observers at each game are deciding who deserves to be the Man of the Match, with an official trophy being handed to the successful players after full time. Drogba was a giant in the Chelsea attack, such a big character and obviously the ultimate big game player. Had they failed to win this, it would have been a colossal embarrassment. After an unprecedented suspension of the competition, COVID-19 pandemic-enforced changes to the format and a switch of location for the final, the Champions League will conclude in the early hours of Monday (in IST) - 425 days after the first game was played. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/XFMzbR0vre— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) August 21, 2020 It currently has five titles, the fourth-best behind Real Madrid (13), AC Milan (7) and Liverpool (6). Not satisfied there, he unleashed a 25-yard piledriver into the back of the net (with the help of some poor Loris Karius goalkeeping) to kill the game at 3-1 and secure Madrid’s historic third consecutive Champions League trophy. It helps if it is maybe the greatest single kick that any player has ever taken in a Champions League final. The French winger exacted his revenge by scoring the tournament-winning goal to seal Bayern’s second Treble with a back-post header. Barca legend Xavi left the club for Qatar after that game, and Iniesta departed for Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe in the summer of 2018. But at least in part that was down to the excellent defending from the centre-backs, in particular Virgil van Dijk. Kimmich provided the key moment of quality, but in order to gauge his contribution, we need to look at a few of his performance metrics from the evening. “The power of playmakers” on full display as Man Utd show their steel in comeback win, Sao Paulo vs Gremio predictions, team news & live stream info | Brasileirão, Premier League most assists: 2020/21 standings for Playmaker Award. One former Champions League final Man of the Match who certainly has retired is 41-year-old Ivorian striker Didier Drogba. 36' PSG has done its homework as it continues to effectively cramp Muller, restricting his movement and not allowing him to utilise free space, whenever available. After a touch inside the box from Robert Lewandowski, the ball comes back to Kimmich, who clips a gorgeous cross to the back post for Coman to nod home. Gareth Bale has been named as the UEFA Champions League final man of the match after coming on to score twice for Real Madrid. Andres Iniesta of Vissel Kobe reacts his team lost 1-2 the J.League J1 match between Vissel Kobe and Kawasaki Frontale at Noevir Stadium Kobe on April 28, 2019 in Kobe,…. What does ACL recovery process look like? Speaking of revenge, some sides don’t like to wait six years to get theirs. But if you saw those six minutes when he took the biggest club game in the world by the scruff of its neck, you’d understand. Didier Drogba didn’t play well against Bayern Munich, others were better as the Germans laid siege to the Chelsea goal. This game was a monument to Messi’s magnificence: he had marked history. Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us “revenge is a dish that is best served cold”? How Chelsea could line-up versus Southampton on Saturday, Martin Odegaard and James Rodríguez: The story of two playmakers. A whole game of great moments. Only the large trophy in Rossio - Lisbon’s main central square - gives away that the biggest match in world football is taking place in the Portuguese capital. At once quiet, serene, and utterly ferocious. Only at Real, eh… Anyhow, whatever happens in the coming months, even at a club as bonkers as Real Madrid there is no way Sergio Ramos won’t go down as a club legend. After two years in Italy he joined Bayern Munich, initially on loan and then permanently. Arjen Robben poses for a picture with the Bundesliga trophy and the DFB cup during an event at FCB Erlebniswelt on May 28, 2019 in Munich, Germany. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trademarks. The goal-poacher who deflected a free-kick in to open the scoring and then settled the game with his only clean effort late on. He left Chelsea after that game for Shanghai Shenhua, although he did briefly later return, and played for both Galatasaray and Montreal Impact before waving goodbye to the sport. Start by talking about your audience, not yourself. Paredes' name gets on to the ref's book too following some aggressive posturing. Flick faces final tactical dilemma. ALSO READ| Choupo-Moting is in.77' Verratti tries to find Mbappe within the area but he miscues it to Davies at the far post who only calmly heads it to Neuer. Di Maria, Gnabry could prove key in Champions League final. Bayern wins a freekick and Coutinho swings it some yards wide. Neuer makes a fabulous save again but turns out Mbappe was offside anyway. Andrés Iniesta was supreme in Berlin as Barcelona ran Juventus into the ground, winning the Champions League and sealing a historic second treble for the Blaugrana. As good as Kimmich was to earn his 7.8 FC Rating for the final to make him man of the match, it was actually a decline from his previous outing. The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League was the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. Where the Champions League Final will be played? 86' SUBSTITUTION: Tolisso IN. His first touch of the ball started the move that led to Barcelona’s opening goal. -  AP. He was basically bad for most of the game and amazing for a brief spell, so criticism of it is understandable (Dudek was more objectively deserving). ALSO WATCH | Thiago Silva talks about his first Champions League final. Man of the match? By Muhammad Butt. There’s none of the usual gathering of tens of thousands of supporters in the host city. But he won’t be in contention for the Ballon D’Or after France Football scrapped the game's top player award this season due to the COVID-19 disruption that saw Ligue 1 curtailed in March with PSG declared champion. The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trademarks and/or copyright of UEFA. Mbappe, Neymar, Lewandowski, Herrera... all had their go but have failed to find the back of the net. Only Cristiano Ronaldo -- with 17 goals for Real Madrid in 2013-14 -- has scored more in a Champions League campaign.