In the end, the devastating brilliance of Bayern’s attacking play was too much for Lyon, who spurned enough chances to win the game. But thanks to Serge Gnabry’s brace and Robert Lewandowski’s header, it is Bayern who face Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s final, where they’ll try to win this competition for the sixth time.
For 18 minutes, Lyon were the better team, exploiting the space in behind Bayern’s defence but missing two extremely presentable chances. And then Gnabry blazed across the face of the box and unleashed something unprintable, which more or less settled the tie. Fifteen minutes later, following almost incessant Bayern pressure, he scored again, absolutely settling the tie.
The second half was less intense, but Lyon again had opportunities to score and could not, so Bayern did. But the joy enjoyed by Lyon will not have been lost on Messrs Mbappe, Neymar and Di Maria; if they do not protect their back four better than tonight, they may find themselves in significant bother.
Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) Scored both goals, the first of them a ripper, and looked dangerous every time he got on the ball.