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Bayern Munich vs. Lyon score: German giants soar into Champions League final; PSG awaits

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Bayern Munich vs. Lyon score: German giants soar into Champions League final; PSG awaits

German giants Bayern Munich are through to the Champions League final following a 3-0 victory against the underdog Lyon on Wednesday. A first-half double from Serge Gnabry and a late header from Robert Lewandowski were the difference in the game.

It was a game of missed chances for Lyon. Early they had two great opportunities to score. One came from Memphis Depay, whose solo run ended with a shot that hit the side netting of goal, and another that came from Karl Toko Ekambi, whose heroic run into the box ended flatly with a wasted shot on target.

A mere 58 seconds after the second missed opportunity — which, in a different universe, could have given the French side a 2-0 lead — Bayern got on the board with a beautiful howler from outside the box by former West Brom man Gnabry. He then followed that up 15 minutes later with a poached goal off a rebounded save. 

Lyon were able to get some domination on the ball in the second half, but the final 45 minutes was where the talent disparity truly showed with a lack of clinical finishing and useful passes to break through Bayern’s defense.

For this German side, it’s a moment of slight redemption as they lost four straight semifinal ties from 2014-2018, and are now back in the Champions League final. The last time they were in this part of the competition was in the 2012-13 season, when they defeated Borussia Dortmund for their fifth European title.

Here’s what to know and see from the 90 minutes on Wednesday.

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Serge Gnabry does it again
Arsenal and West Brom supporters must be shaking their heads in frustration every time Gnabry does something amazing for Bayern Munich because of what he could have been at their respective clubs. But alas, he’s now in Germany proving himself to be among the best players in the competition. He showed that again Wednesday with an absolute golaso from outside the box that Anthony Lopes had no chance of saving.

Manuel Neuer comes up big
The German giant among the German giants was a huge part of the reason why Lyon was unable to get on the scoresheet Wednesday. His ability to pounce on the ball and apply pressure to the forwards made it life very difficult for them, even if they were on a one-on-one situation with him. The most notable came when Ekambi was in on goal against the German, and he was able to make a heroic save to further frustrate the attacker.

Robert Lewandowski finally gets his
Lewandowski looked to be shut down against Lyon. But that dry spell finally broke in the dying embers of the match when he solidified his side’s victory with a header into the back of the net that gave the Bundesliga side a three-goal lead. The goal also got him to 55 in all competitions this season, which ties Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller for the most goals in a season by a player in club history.

Notable performances

Let’s rate some of the notable performances on the day, with one being the worst and 10 being perfection:

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Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich
Opened the scoring with a rocket shot and got his second before halftime. Just clinical. His first goal was one of the best of the entire cup. RATING: 9

Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich
Made some really important saves including in the second half when Lyon were trying to get back into the game. Just stellar. RATING: 8

Memphis Depay, Lyon
Had a fantastic chance four minutes in and missed. Taken off in second half. Just looked outmatched against Bayern’s patient defense. RATING: 4

A look ahead

Bayern will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final taking place on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Bayern, an 11-time finalist, will face off against a Parisian side that has never before made a European final in club history. The last time the Bundesliga club faced off against a French opponent was in 1976 with a 2-0 victory against AS Saint-Etienne.

You can stream every match on CBS All Access. Sign up now and enjoy one month of CBS All Access for free ahead of the opening match. If you’re a CBS All Access subscriber looking for a match that’s live right nowgo directly to the UEFA Champions League page. Every match will be available on demand shortly after the final whistle. We will be with you the entire way providing updates, analysis and highlights below.

CBS was with you the entire way providing updates, analysis and highlights below.

Bayern Munich 3, Lyon 0 (FINAL)

⚽Bayern: Gnabry (18′)
⚽Bayern: Gnabry (33′)
⚽Bayern: Lewandowski (88′)

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″Barcelona? I’ve never been in a situation like this in ten years″

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″Barcelona?  I've never been in a situation like this in ten years″

Alexander Dionisio

Statement by Cesar Azpilicueta, the Chelsea defender who came close to strengthening Barcelona but ended up extending his contract for another two seasons with the Blues, to the Daily Mail.

Repair: “It was a very rare situation. I did not have a contract until March, I played the necessary matches to trigger an automatic extension, but the club was sanctioned. Everyone spoke for me, but my actions spoke for themselves. I played without knowing what would happen. The new owners arrived and we had a very honest conversation. I decided that the best thing to do would be to stay at home.”

Barcelona: “Yes, there were negotiations. After the Club World Cup, I felt it was time to return to Spain, but I remained a Chelsea loyalist. I have never opposed the club. I had negotiations with Barcelona, ​​during which I explained everything. for them, such a market situation for ten years. The last time was in Marseille and this time it was different because there was this automatic renewal clause. I was a free agent for a while and who knows what could have happened. I decided to keep quiet because I thought there was already too much noise.”

Have you considered leaving Chelsea? “Of course, there was a turning point in the Club World Cup. I fought hard for this trophy, I was the only player to win every trophy the club played in. From that moment on, I felt different. I thought: Wow, I’ve won everything there is to win at this club, maybe a new chapter will be the next step.” Then I paid the price for playing from December to February. I’m no longer a boy and I played every three days in position [ala] which requires a lot of energy. over the past two months [da época]was not so good physically.

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Nova was not Chelsea: “I really look forward to it, otherwise I would not last. I was very honest with the club and had a meeting with the management. They wanted me to stay to lead the team on and off the field. thanks to them for that, they have been very honest and transparent from day one. I felt a responsibility to stay in my house. My family is happy here and we have a new project with new players and a lot of young people. I feel good and I’m ready for what’s to come.”

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World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Shot in the Head at a Party

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World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Shot in the Head at a Party

The Brazilian sport has woken up in shock at the death of Leandro Lo, multiple world jujitsu champion, who was shot in the head while partying in Sao Paulo.

Luo was still taken to the hospital, but she was declared brain dead a few hours later.

The suspect in the crime is a 30-year-old military policeman, with whom the athlete had a quarrel, after which he disappeared. Lieutenant Enrique Veloso of the São Paulo military police later turned himself in to the authorities and was detained for questioning, as he was given a 30-day preventive arrest.

Veloso was taken to the police station to testify and will later be transferred to a special prison for security agents, according to the Sao Paulo Civil Police.

According to witnesses, the fighter, for reasons yet unknown, got into an argument with Veloso, apparently while intoxicated, and immobilized the policeman with a handrail characteristic of martial arts.

As soon as he freed himself, the assailant drew a pistol and shot the world champion in the head.

Leandro Pereira do Nascimento Lo, 33, was an eight-time jiu-jitsu world champion in five different categories and won five world titles in this modality, as well as eight Pan American titles in this modality.

The fighter was still active and won a new world title in May of this year, but already in the light heavyweight division. The Brazilian had plans to play in the US Championship in the coming days.

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World jiu-jitsu champion injured in the head in Brazil

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World jiu-jitsu champion injured in the head in Brazil

Alexander Dionisio

Leandro Lo got into an argument with a military policeman at a party and was shot in the head as a result.

Leandro Lo, a Brazilian fighter and jiu-jitsu world champion, died early this Sunday after he was shot in the head by Enrique Otavio Oliveira Veloso, a military policeman, with whom he had an altercation at a party in Brazil.

“According to witnesses, the policeman, after a short argument, approached the victim’s table, grabbing a bottle. Leandro knocked down and immobilized the author with a blow. [polícia] blow, taking the bottle out of her hands. At this point, some colleagues of the victim separated the two participants and asked them to calm down. Standing up, the author walked around the table, grabbed a pistol and fired a shot that hit the victim in the frontal region of the head, ”says an excerpt from a report prepared by the São Paulo military police, which Globo Sport had access to. .

The fighter was nevertheless taken to the hospital, but the wound did not survive.

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