Champions League Betting: Bayern and Man City favourites for 20/21 glory

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Bayern captain Manuel Neuer celebrates victory
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Bayern Munich won the Champions League on Sunday and are joint-favourites to win it again in 2020/21. Max Liu looks back at a tense final and ahead to next season's competition...

"Man City are also 5/1 as Pep Guardiola tries to rally his players following another season of failure in the competition. Premier League champions Liverpool are 6/1 and PSG 7/1."

Bayern Munich are 5/1 to retain the Champions League next season after they beat Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday's final to take European club football's biggest prize.

Man City are also 5/1 as Pep Guardiola tries to rally his players following another season of failure in the competition. Premier League champions Liverpool come next in the betting at 6/1 with beaten finalists PSG 7/1.

Of Spain's big two Real Madrid are 15/2 and Barcelona are 10/1 as the latter begin life under a new manager.

Coman strikes to give Bayern record-breaking win and sixth title

Kingsley Coman scored the only goal in the match as Bayern won the European Cup/Champions League for a sixth time in their history. It completed a treble for the German club who also won the Bundesliga and domestic cup competition - a remarkable achievement for a club that changed its manager midway through the campaign, as Hansi Flick succeeded Niko Kovac.

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The Champions League win, Bayern's first first for seven years, takes them level with Liverpool in the all-time winners list. Only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (7) have been crowned champions on more occasions.

Bayern also became the first team in Champions League and European Cup history to win every match on their way to winning the tournament. Their 11 victories included some memorable tonkings of inferior teams, including the 7-2 win at Tottenham in the Group stage and their 8-2 victory over Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Did the French side freeze on the big stage?

The final was surprising for its lack of goals, as both teams boast formidable attacks and had been in mean scoring form in the previous rounds. In the days leading up to the final over 3.5 goals was odds-on on the Exchange.

For Bayern, Robert Lewandowski, who had scored in his previous nine matches in the competition and became just the second player to net 15 goals in a single Champions League campaign, failed to fire.

It was the first time PSG had drawn a blank in this competition since 2016 which will fuel accusations of stage fright.

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For the French side, who were playing in their first Champions League final, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both missed goalscoring chances that they would have been expected to bury. The latter is the subject of transfer speculation and 9/4 to rejoin Barcelona this summer.

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