The fact that the UEFA Champions League final usually puts the two top teams in the competition against one another means that it is always the best football game.
Because of the enormity of the event and the stakes, both teams tend to be overly cautious, resulting in a dull game.
Today, we’ll look at the five of the worst of the UCL finals since 1992.
Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 (2019)
While Liverpool defeated Tottenham in the 2019 UCL final, almost 63,000 supporters in Spain’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium and millions more across the world battled sleep.
Apart from the result, the all-English final between two attack-minded teams failed to live up to any anticipatory expectations.
All that transpired in the opening 90 minutes was Mohamed Salah’s penalty and Divock Origi’s close-range finish.
Bayern Munich drew 1-1 with Chelsea (2012)
In 2012, Bayern Munich had the uncommon opportunity to play Chelsea in a Champions League final at their home stadium.
The Bavarians were anticipated to thrash Chelsea with a high-scoring display, but the Blues firmly defended to frustrate Bayern and the crowd.
The late goals by Thomas Muller and Didier Drogba for their respective teams provided the only genuine excitement in regulation time.
Inter Milan defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 (2010)
A two-goal final isn’t supposed to be boring, but when a master of the dark arts like Jose Mourinho is involved, there’s no way it could have gone any other way.
The final at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid lacked the usual Spanish flair, although it had its moments en route to Inter Milan’s 2-0 victory.
In either half, Diego Milito took advantage of Daniel Van Buyten’s defensive flaws to score, but there wasn’t much else for non-Inter fans to shout about.
Real Madrid defeats Juventus 1-0 (1998)
Real Madrid and Juventus fought out an arguably inferior game of football in front of 48,500 expectant fans at the Amsterdam Arena in the Netherlands, while Bayern and PSG had the excuse of an empty stadium.
Despite the fact that both teams have star-studded rosters that include some of the best players in the game’s history,
The final never really got going, with a lot of wasted long-range shots and several really hard tackles.
Surprisingly, there were no red cards, but there were six yellow cards, and Predrag Mijatovic’s lucky goal after 66 minutes decided the game.
Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 (2020)
Bayern Munich and PSG faced off at the Estadio Da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, in what will be remembered as the ‘Covid final.’
After months of lockdown and inaction throughout the planet, the world was simply relieved to have football back. The game lacked atmosphere in the stands and on the field, and it was a perfect example of pandemic football
After 59 minutes, Kingsley Coman scored the game’s only goal, providing the game’s most exciting moment. Bayern Munich were crowned champions.