Welcome to the final match of the 2019-20 (men’s football) season! This technically has nothing to do with Chelsea, though potential future Chelsea center back Thiago Silva is captaining PSG as they attempt to vanquish this seemingly invincible Bayern Munich team, who summarily dispatched us in the Round of 16, then made quick work of Barcelona and Lyon.
Many/most of us will be watching however, and it’s also a chance for us to test a new live blogging platform that we might be deploying for next season — if all goes well.
So, here we go! Will Bayern finish the job? Will PSG make history? Could be fun!
PSG starting eleven (4-3-3):
Navas | Bernat | Kimpembe, Thiago Silva (c), Kehrer | Paredes, Marquinhos, Herrera | Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria
Substitutes from: Rico, Bułka, Verratti, Choupo-Moting, Icardi, Sarabia, Kurzawa, Diallo, Draxler, Bakker, Gueye, Dagba
Bayern Munich starting eleven (4-2-3-1):
Neuer (c) | Davies, Alaba, Boateng, Kimmich | Goretzka, Thiago | Coman, Muller, Gnabry | Lewandowski
Substitutes from: Ulreich, Hoffmann, Odriozola, Süle, Pavard, Javi Martínez, Coutinho, Cuisance, Perišić, Hernández, Tolisso, Zirkzee
Date / Time: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT; 12:30am IST (next day)
Venue: Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Referees: Daniele Orsato (ITA; on pitch), Massimiliano Irrati (ITA; VAR)
Forecast: Sunny and warm, with a slight breeze
On TV: BT Sports 1 (UK); CBS Sports Network, Univision/TUDN (USA); Sony TEN 2 (India); Canal+ Sport 1, SuperSport 1, 5, 8 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BT Sports Live (UK); CBS All Access, Univision NOW (USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!