Pride in the Rouge-et-Bleu family

Despite seeing their idols beaten by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final, the Parisian fans stayed united behind their team.

The whole of the French capital was Rouge-et-Bleu as Paris Saint-Germain faced Bayern Munich in Sunday's UEFA Champions League final.


At the Parc des Princes, 5,000 fans, including 1,500 Ultras and 200 children of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, were in the stands in front of two giant screens set up in front of the Borelli and Auteuil Stands. Paris Saint-Germain had called on all fans to wear a mask and respect social distancing norms.

The Collectif Ultras Paris helped make the atmosphere special. Flares, songs, flags, banners...they ensured the ambiance lived up to the occasion by showing the support they had displayed around the capital in the days leading up to the game.

Former players, from Rai to Susic, Sorin and Pastore, had sent messages of support while Pedro Miguel Pauleta and Jean Djorkaeff were in the stadium in Lisbon as invitees of CEO and Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaïfi.


An ambassador for French football, Paris Saint-Germain's performance on the pitch left their fans proud, many of whom had gone to the Portuguese capital to escort the team coach from the hotel to the Estadio da Luz. From their training camp in Faro to the final itself, Thomas Tuchel's men were able to measure their popularity across the continent.

Those fans were there too when the team returned after the game, shouting 'Merci Paris' in the rain as the players were greeted by the rest of the Parisian delegation.

It was a great adventure, and the City of Light has surely not finished shining across Europe.