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Aug 23, 2020 at 8pm UK at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
PSGParis Saint-Germain
BayernBayern Munich

Paredes (52'), Neymar (81'), Silva (84'), Kurzawa (86')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Coman (59')
Davies (28'), Gnabry (52'), Sule (56'), Muller (90+4')

How Bayern Munich could line up against Paris Saint-Germain

Sports Mole looks at how Bayern Munich could line up for Sunday's Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon.

Bayern Munich have the chance to lift the Champions League trophy for a sixth time on Friday when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the final at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

The German giants have been in record-breaking form en route to the final, scoring a staggering 42 goals in just 10 games and winning every match in the competition so far this season.

Across all competitions the Bavarians have won their last 19 games in a row and 28 of their last 29 stretching back to December, setting themselves up to win a treble for the second time in their history if they continue that relentless form on Sunday.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Hansi Flick could set his side up for the contest.

Possible BAY XI vs. PSG

Out: None
Doubtful: Jerome Boateng (muscular)

> Click here for Bayern Munich's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

The one injury concern for Bayern Munich ahead of the final hangs over Jerome Boateng, who picked up a muscular problem in the semi-final which forced him off at half time.

Flick would no doubt prefer to name an unchanged side if possible and Boateng does seem more likely to make the game than miss it, but should he fall short then Bayern do still have other options.

Niklas Sule was the man to replace Boateng against Lyon and seems to be first in line to do so again, although he has not started a competitive match in 10 months.

Lucas Hernandez is another option but could leave the Bayern defence unbalanced with David Alaba as the other centre-back, while Javi Martinez is set to leave the club but could be called up for one last hurrah if necessary.

Aside from that dilemma, Flick may consider it a relatively easy choice to name an unchanged team - the likes of Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, and Alaba are shoo-ins in defence, with the full-backs in particular having been devastating going forward in the Champions League knockouts.

There is plenty of competition for places further up the field, including the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso, but the XI chosen to face Lyon in the semi-finals may well have made themselves undroppable.

Robert Lewandowski will certainly lead the line as he looks to cap off a stunning season which has seen him score 55 goals in only 46 games, including 15 in nine Champions League outings.

The Poland international is two short of Cristiano Ronaldo's single-season record for a Champions League campaign and may fancy his chances of at least equalling that despite this season's competition being shortened in terms of matches played by coronavirus.

Lewandowski was on the losing side the last time Bayern lifted the Champions League - against Borussia Dortmund in 2013 - but there are four members of that treble-winning side looking to repeat the achievement for Bayern on Sunday: Neuer, Alaba, Boateng and Thomas Muller.

> Click here to see how PSG could line up for the contest


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