Bayern Munich of Germany’s Nigerian-born defender, David Olatokunbo Alaba has stated delight with his ability to emerge winner of this year’s UEFA Champions League with The Bavarians , and cherished that he was able to play all 90 minutes of their 1-0 victory against Parys-Saint Germaine of France in Sunday’s final.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, while fellow-Nigerian-born teammate and youthful striker, Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee was rooted to The Bavarians’ bench for the entire of the game, Alaba ended the night in Lisbon, Portugal with a game rating of seven points out of ten, as Bayern wrapped up their sixth UCL title overall.
Alaba and his teammates were all smiles afterwards as Kingsley Coman haunted former club Paris Saint-Germain as his second-half header guided Bayern Munich to a 1-0 victory in the Champions League final in Lisbon.
The Frenchman was Bayern’s only pre-match change from the semi-final victory over Lyon and vindicated his inclusion on the hour when he headed the winner as the champions of Germany overcame their French counterparts to clinch a sixth European crown.
It was a moment to savour for Bayern and manager Hansi Flick, who having been installed as interim boss last November, won the trophy he came so close winning as a player in 1987 to complete a Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League treble for only the second time in the club’s history.
An 11th consecutive victory in Champions League fixtures further underlined Bayern’s dominant campaign as they became the first team in European Cup history to win every match en route to lifting the trophy.
For Thomas Tuchel and PSG, it was agonising failure at the final hurdle as the expensive stars brought to the club to win this very competition – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – spurned chances and failed to replicate the French champions’ domestic dominance on European football’s biggest stage.
Alaba’s rating on the night by Sky Sports noted: “Solid at the back and PSG’s chances rarely came as a result of his mistakes. Centre-back has never been his favoured position but you wouldn’t have guessed it in Lisbon.”