Champions League final preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich. All the latest news and information ahead of the 2020 Champions League final.
Injuries and Suspensions
With Bayern Munich in such incredible goal-scoring form PSG will need to rely on their goalkeeper at some stage and they will hope that first-choice stopper Keylor Navas is able to start. The three-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid was substituted during the win over Atalanta with a hamstring injury but reports suggest that he may be fit to return in place of Sergio Rico.
Marco Veratti is another key player to have missed recent games but after featuring from the bench against Leipzig the Italian should start on Sunday. Idrissa Gueye is still struggling with an injury suffered in training so Marquinhos and Lucas Paredes are Veratti’s most likely partners in the middle.
Bayern have been able to name a largely unchanged side for the knock-out stages and will hope to do the same on Sunday to maintain their momentum. Ivan Perisic took Kingsley Coman’s left-wing spot against Chelsea and looks set to keep his place having combined well with Davies in recent matches.
The only major concern for Bayern was the fitness of Jerome Boateng after being substituted at half-time against Lyon. However Hansi Flick has confirmed that both he and full-back Benjamin Pavard will be available for selection having now recovered from injury. Pavard has not started a Champions League game since the restart but the Frenchman would be a more defensive option at right-back if Flick opts for caution.
Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI vs Bayern Munich
Navas; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Verratti, Marquinhos, Paredes; Di María, Neymar, Mbappé.
Bayern Munich Predicted XI vs Paris Saint-Germain
Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago Alcántara; Perisic, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski.
PSG 3-2 Bayern
Credit: AS English