After Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) fans were hoping to clutch a long-anticipated Champions League trophy in Sunday's finale, Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman shattered those dreams with the lone goal of the night that made all the difference.
It rounded off an incredible unbeaten run that saw the German powerhouse win all 11 of their Champions League matches, a feat never pulled off before.
What made it all the more agonising for the PSG faithful was that Coman had spent a decade at PSG, coming up through their academy and then going on to confound their very first appearance at a UCL final. And he's just one of a bunch of PSG's academy graduates to have left in recent times, joining the likes of Adrien Rabot and Moussa Dembele.
As expected, social media went crazy following the event and we round up some of the best reactions:
This one for everyone who’s chasing a dream right now, take it from me don’t give up it may seem impossible now but just keep working on your kraft keep grinding 🙏🏾— Alphonso Davies (@AlphonsoDavies) August 24, 2020
What we learned today.— Al'ameen✨ (@Al_ameen_Yabo) August 23, 2020
Bayern munich is the best club in the world
Neuer is the best Goalkeeper
Mbappe is jst another Rashford
Lewandowski deserves Ballon d’or
Neymar is slowing down
Tuchel deserves some credit
Congratulations Bayern#UCLFinal2020 #PSGBayern
Bayern Munich's starting XI in tonight's Champions League final cost £97m in transfer fees combined.— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) August 23, 2020
PSG's cost £540m.
Coman’s CV with 34 career goals pic.twitter.com/VjpyP3Ip5n— AS (@UrCescIsOnFire) August 23, 2020
24-year-old Kingsley Coman has won three trophies in a single season for the second time in his career:— PEEJAY ❄️ (@CFCpeejay) August 23, 2020
2013-14: 🏆🏆🏆 with PSG
2019-20: 🏆🏆🏆 with Bayern
All he does is win. pic.twitter.com/CWLX7WXRWc
PSG have spent £820 million in transfer fees since the departure of Kingsley Coman for free in 2014. Their first ever Champions league final and guess who scored against them. Coman, who was sold for free😂😂😂#UCLfinal#PSGBayern pic.twitter.com/aWGcCzgoZS— Shivankar joshi (@fekumodi101) August 23, 2020
coman scored our first and last goal in this CL campaign. Dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives.— Luka (@HeynckesSZN) August 24, 2020
A Kimmich ball to Coman is the most justified winner for the UCL Final I can think of— Jonathan Rankin (@jgregoryrankin) August 24, 2020
This year’s UCL has different kinda stories to remember..— Ademuyiwa Adebola (@iam_ademuyiwa) August 24, 2020
The one-legged knockout.
Barca crashing out after 8-2.
Coutinho scoring goals against his team and lifting the UCL - Barca to pay Liverpool for it.
Coman scoring against his boyhood club that ‘rejected’ him.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Miguel A. Lopes