VIDEO SHOWS: PSG FANS REACTING TO LOSS, SOUNDBITES FROM DISAPPOINTED FANS, FIRECRACKERS BEING LAUNCHED OUTSIDE STADIUM, TEAR GAS SPREADING, POLICE AND SUPPORTERS ON CHAMPS ELYSEES, SUPPORTERS RUNNING AWAY FROM POLICE AS THEY ARE DISPERSED
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PARIS, FRANCE (AUGUST 24, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. SUPPORTERS WITH FLARES INSIDE PARC DES PRINCES STADIUM
2. SUPPORTERS CLAPPING AND CHEERING
3. SUPPORTERS IN AUDIENCE RAISING FISTS, AS THEY WATCH FAILED ATTEMPT
4. SUPPORTERS WATCHING
5. BOY RAISING HIS ARMS, REACTING TO FAILED ATTEMPT
6. SUPPORTERS SHOUTING ANGRILY AT PLAYERS
7. SUPPORTERS REACTING TO FAILED ATTEMPT
8. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FAN, SPORTS TEACHER MOKI, SAYING:
"How do I feel? Well, frustrated, a bit disappointed. But well, we should thank them (PSG team) anyway, we can't blame them. They still gave us a good match. They had good chances. But then I think they lacked supporters behind them in Lisbon, and I think it would have made all the difference."
9. ULTRA SUPPORTERS WATCHING, SOME WAVING FLARES
10. SUPPORTERS WATCHING SILENTLY
11. SUPPORTERS CHEERING
12. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FAN, ISAAC LADGHEN-CHIKAOICHE, 9 YEARS OLD, SAYING:
"For me, it's more the fault of Bayern (Munich). They destroyed the match. Were they jealous or what?"
13. (SOUNDBITE) (French) VOCATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENT, THIBAUT LACROIX, SAYING:
"After the halftime, I thought it would be possible (for PSG to win), but once the goal was scored (by Bayern), PSG were no longer in the game."
14. FIRECRACKERS BEING LAUNCHED BY SUPPORTERS
15. SUPPORTERS RUNNING NEAR STADIUM, FIRECRACKERS EXPLODING
16. POLICE OUTSIDE STADIUM
17. POLICE ADVANCING TOWARDS DIRECTION OF PROTESTERS, TEAR GAS SPREADING, POLICE LAUNCHING TEAR GAS
18. SUPPORTERS GATHERED, CHEERING AND WAVING FLARES
19. SUPPORTERS WHO DISAGREE WITH THE ULTRAS SUPPORTERS' ACTIONS, LOOKING ON
20. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FAN, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENT, THIBAUT LACROIX, SAYING (REACTING TO PROTESTERS THROWING FIRECRACKERS AND PROJECTILES):
"We could still have celebrated, even if we lost. The match was good, it was well played. They just lacked efficiency, that's all."
21. (SOUNDBITE) (French) VOCATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENT, THIBAUT LACROIX, SAMUEL GOUGIS, SAYING:
"We're disappointed, but there's no reason for all this. It's nonsense. Do other clubs in Europe do this? This is nonsense."
22. POLICE FORMING LINE BEHIND BARRICADES, WHERE SUPPORTERS ARE THROWING FIREWORKS
23. POLICE ADVANCING
24. FIREWORKS EXPLODING
25. PROTESTERS MARCHING ON CHAMPS ELYSEES AVENUE, SOME WITH FLARES
26. POLICE ON CHAMPS ELYSEES
27. POLICE AMID SUPPORTERS
28. UMBRELLA BURNING NEXT TO RESTAURANT
29. SUPPORTER WAVING FLARE AND THROWING IT
30. SUPPORTERS RUNNING
31. TEAR GAS, OBJECT BURNING IN HORIZON
32. ARC DE TRIOMPHE
33. SUPPORTERS RUNNING AWAY FROM DIRECTION OF POLICE
34. UMBRELLA BURNING
35. SUPPORTERS RUNNING
37. ARC DE TRIOMPHE
STORY: A Champions League title remains elusive for Paris Saint-Germain, and fans were disappointed at their 0-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the final.
PSG's home stadium welcomed 5,000 fans on Sunday (August 23), who viewed the match on a jumbo screen. Dejected and angry at police presence, some supporters threw firecrackers and projectiles, prompting police to disperse them with tear gas.
Fans acknowledged Bayern Munich's superiority in the final, and criticised PSG's lack of efficiency.
The French champions missed their chances and then ran out of steam and ideas after the break, their former youth academy graduate Kingsley Coman, who left the club in 2014 as a free agent to join Juventus, heading the winner just before the hour.
"Once the goal was scored (by Bayern), PSG were no longer in the game," fan Thibaut Lacroix said.
The strikeforce of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe failed to deliver in the club's first Champions League final.
Dozens of police were deployed around the Parc des Princes stadium and on Champs Elysees to control crowds. Some fans burned structures on the avenue.
Outside the stadium, supporters threw bottles on the ground, and dragged metal barriers to separate them from the police.
(Production: Clotaire Achi, Michaela Cabrera, Noemie Olive, Christian Lowe)