VIDEO SHOWS: BAYERN MUNICH FANS LOOK FORWARD EXCITEDLY TO THEIR TEAM'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL AGAINST PARIS ST GERMAIN ON SUNDAY NIGHT
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SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (AUGUST 22, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. BAYERN MUNICH LOGO AT MERCHANDISE SHOP
2. ENTRANCE TO SHOP
3. POSTER IN SHOP WINDOW SHOWING BAYERN STAR SERGE GNABRY
4. ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI JERSEY IN SHOP WINDOW
5. JERSEYS SHOWN TROUGH WINDOW
6. (SOUNDBITE) (German) LOCAL RESIDENT, GERALD HAUKE, SAYING:
"We are going to win 3-1, 88th minute Lewandowski with the 3-1, because we are stronger than the French. The French are not so good at the back and our strikers will score three goals while our defenders will cover Neymar at the same time."
7. (SOUNDBITE) (German) LOCAL RESIDENT, JUERGEN SCHLEY, SAYING:
"Of course I want Bayern to win. I say we win 3-1, because no one would have expected us to get into the final."
8. (SOUNDBITE) (German) LOCAL RESIDENT, MICHAEL HARTMACHER, SAYING:
"I believe that the Bavarians will definitely win. Definitely, because they're in a condition right now where they can do anything and will succeed with everything. And they'll win, definitely, that will be the treble, 100%."
9. (SOUNDBITE) (German) LOCAL RESIDENT, HERBERT HEIDERICH, SAYING:
"Paris has very good players and also very expensive players. And that's why I would say that Paris is under more pressure from the players as the Bavarians, who are not so dependent on that money."
10.(SOUNDBITE) (German) LOCAL RESIDENT. RUEDIGER STARK, SAYING:
"At the moment I see Bayern at an advantage, because they are simply physically better off and have a better defence, I would say."
11. MARIAN COLUMN AT MARIENPLATZ SQUARE IN CITY CENTRE
STORY: Bayern Munich fans were starting to get excited on Saturday (August 22) about their team playing the Champions League final against Paris St Germain with all of them convinced that the German champions would be triumphant on Sunday (August 23) and return from Portugal with the trophy.
Bayern, five-times European winners, are back in the final for the first time since 2013 after ending a streak of four losses in the semi-final stage with Wednesday's (August 19) comfortable 3-0 win over Olympique Lyonnais.
PSG are in the big game for the first time, having struggled to translate their dominance of the French league into a real challenge in Europe until wins here over Italian club Atalanta and Germany's RB Leipzig secured their place.
Bayern can complete the treble with a victory having also won the Bundesliga and German Cup while PSG would claim a quadruple of titles for the season.
For the first time since 1998, the Champions League final will feature two teams who entered the competition as domestic champions, a throwback to the day's of the old European Cup when only a country's title winners were allowed to enter.
While no fans will be present to witness the clash at the Estadio da Luz, home of Portuguese club Benfica, millions across the globe will watch the game which is the most-watched annual sports event in the world.
(Production: Ayhan Uyanik, Ulrike Heil)