“It all comes down to the will of wanting to win the game, all the boys are fighting,” Davies said after a 3-0 semifinal victory against Lyon on Wednesday. “For me, it’s a dream come true, playing in the Champions League and getting into the final is all you can ask for.”
Bayern has rolled over its opponents on its way to the final. They pounded Chelsea 7-1 in a two-game, total-goals series with the first leg played before the pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the second after.
Due to the pandemic, the final eight teams traveled to Portugal to play out the rest of the tournament in one-game eliminations without fans.
Bayern embarrassed Barcelona 8-2 in the quarter-finals before outlasting Lyon in the semifinal. Bayern is looking for its sixth European championship to move into a tie with Liverpool behind AC Milan (7) and Real Madrid (13).
Paris Saint-Germain reached the final by defeating Italian side Atalanta with two extremely late goals to snatch a 2-1 victory, and then beat German team RB Leipzig 3-0 in the semifinal.
The Parisian side has never won the European title, but features Brazilian star Neymar, along with French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe and Argentine striker Angel Di Maria.
“It’s going to be a good game, there are definitely going to be goals in that game,” Davies said. “This is what you dream about as a footballer, playing in a game against the best in Europe and we’re able to do that, so I’m excited.”
The two teams have played eight times in four different Champions League tournaments. Paris Saint-Germain has won five of the eight, with Bayern taking the other three. But in a one-game final, all bets are off, particularly this season, where the pandemic disrupted the soccer calendar and forced the postponement of the European and South American championships.