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Since the Champions League restart, Bayern have destroyed Chelsea, Barcelona and Lyon as they play Paris Saint-Germain in the final on Sunday.
FIIIIINNAAALLLLLLLLLLLL :loudspeaker:#MissionLis6on #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/4vcn3OyyOu
- FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 19, 2020
And the two Champions League finalists operate in completely different ways.
In PSG, you have a money-backed giant who have splashed serious amounts of money to land Neymar (£198 million) and Kylian Mbappe (£131 million).
But the Germans are far more efficient in the transfer market having spent just a little over £90 million to assemble their starting XI against Lyon on Wednesday.
The Bundesliga champions paid the most for Manuel Neuer who cost £27 million back in 2011, while goal machine Robert Lewandowski didn't cost a penny.
They also made shrewd business choices in signing Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies for just £9 million not to mention the £7.5 million they paid to buy Serge Gnabry.
For more context, Barcelona forked out £120 million to sign Philippe Coutinho who scored against them in the quarter-finals. Ouch.
Bayern's starting XI against Barcelona cost less than Barcelona paid for Philippe Coutinho alone :flushed:
Philippe Coutinho scored two and assisted one.
For Bayern. On loan from Barca #Club2020 pic.twitter.com/9Z4VW9zZNv
- Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 15, 2020
Bayern Munich's starting XI vs. Lyon:
Manuel Neuer (£27 million)
Alphonso Davies (£9 million)
David Alaba (£135,000)
Jerome Boateng (£12 million)
Joshua Kimmich (£7.65 million)
Leon Goretzka (Free)
Thiago (£22.5 million)
Ivan Perisic (Loan - £4.5 million)
Serge Gnabry (£7.5 million)
Thomas Muller (Academy)
Robert Lewandowski (Free)
Total - £90,135,000
It'll be the tale of two different tapes when Bayern face PSG for the coveted Champions League on Sunday.
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