UEFA awards this Thursday, October 1, the prizes for the 19/20 season in an atypical Champions League that Bayern Munich won. Coinciding with the gala of the draw for the group stage of this edition of the Champions League, the highest European body awards the awards to the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, forward and player.

Best goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

The German goalkeeper has recovered his best level this last year, establishing himself as one of the most important players of champion Bayern, who has already added five titles this 2020. Despite not having much work throughout the championship, at key moments of the phase eliminatory and especially in the final he established himself as the best goalkeeper on the European scene.

Best defense: Joshua Kimmich

The versatile Bayern defender is one of the most complete players right now. Despite starting as a full-back, he has also played as a center-back and lately he has been seen mainly in the core of the Bavarian team. A key player in understanding Bayern’s successes and who, precisely, gave the Munich victory in the German Super Cup with a late goal.

Best Midfielder: Kevin De Bruyne

The Manchester City midfielder appears to be the only one who could avoid Bayern’s full title. The director of the game and of the attack cityzen has been key with his passes in the trajectory of the English, despite the fact that his performance was not enough to overcome the barrier of the rooms. De Bruyne has been the continent’s top assistant with 30 assists … and another 13 goals.

Best Forward: Robert Lewandowski

The Polish ‘killer’ has been unstoppable this season. His 15 goals in 10 matches in European competition endorse him as the best striker in Europe, and surely in the world. Lewandowski’s form was the undisputed key to Bayern’s sixth Champions League victory.

Best Trainer: Hans-Dieter Flick

The orchestrator of the Bayern Munich triplet also sees his great season rewarded. 40 games directing the Bavarians and 5 titles won so far. It came as a band-aid after Kovac’s departure and few at the Allianz expected the bet to turn out so well. Ideator of an offensive and direct game that has destroyed all the teams he has faced this season.

Lewandowski double: MVP of the season

Lewandowski also pocketed UEFA’s best footballer of the year award. Beyond his aforementioned contribution to Bayern in the Champions League, he signed huge numbers, 46 goals in 36 games throughout the season. The award for best player in Europe will have to be used as consolation in the absence of a Ballon d’Or canceled due to the pandemic