This year UEFA Champion League final was between the two giants of European football, PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) against Bayern Munich. The game was hosted at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Estádio da Luz) in Lisbon.
The final was played behind closed doors (the first of its kind) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so the stadium was empty. This was the second European Cup final between the two teams from Germany and France – the previous one was between Saint-Etienne and Bayern in 1976 and the latter worn 1-0.
For Hans-Dieter Flick’s Bayern, it was their 10th European cup final while it was the first for PSG. The German team has had five wins and five losses. If they won, it would be their sixth time to clinch the crown. Another interesting thing worth noting is that the final was a chance for both teams to complete the ‘treble’ – winning all the three most significant competition of the season which includes the national title, national cup and the Champions League cup.
The game was watched on various platforms including BT Sport 1, CBS, Univision, TUDN, and Supersport. Viewers also had access to pirated streams to watch the game. The game on Sunday was a tight affair for large parts, as it took a Kingsley Coman’s header just before the hour mark to settle the tie.
However, it all appeared a very one-sided game to thousands of fans who tuned in to this livestream on YouTube, where Robert Lewansdowski opened the scoring with just eight minutes on the clock.
A YouTube channel on Sunday night streamed the wrong game, and had more than 11, 285 people watching the game. These unsuspecting fans spent the entire 90minutes watching a stream of the tie between PSG and Bayern in the 2017 Champions League group stages, where Corentin Tolisso scored twice in a 3-1 win. In that game, the likes of Frank Ribery and
James Rodriguez helped the Bundesliga side top Group B, despite a consolation goal from Kylian Mbappe in the second half.
The video is currently now unavailable.