VIDEO SHOWS: PARIS ST GERMAIN FANS SAYING THEY CAN WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL, FAN IN PSG JERSEY AND SCARF SAYING TEAM IS SOLID AND WINNING FINAL WOULD SHOW LEVEL OF FRENCH SOCCER TO CRITICS, FANS BUYING PSG MERCHANDISE AT STORE ON CHAMPS ELYSEES, BAYERN MUNICH FAN SHOPPING FOR A RIVAL JERSEY AND SAYING PSG IS A GOOD TEAM BUT COACH THOMAS TUCHEL WILL LOSE
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SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (AUGUST 22, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. FANS QUEUING IN FRONT OF PARIS ST GERMAIN SHOP ON CHAMPS ELYSEES, WHERE NUMBER OF SHOPPERS INSIDE ARE LIMITED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES
2. PSG LOGO
3. NEYMAR JERSEY
4. VARIOUS OF STORE ASSISTANT MANAGER KHANH NGUYEN POINTING AT JERSEY AND SAYING (French): "HERE IS THE JERSEY THAT THE PLAYERS WILL BE WEARING IN TOMORROW'S FINAL. IT WILL BE IN OUR TRADITIONAL COLOURS - BLUE, WHITE AND RED."
5. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FAN, LOGISTICS TRAINER, WILLIAM JALSCE SAYING:
"We're behind our team all the way. We know that we will go up against a great team, but we also know that we have really good players and there's nothing to be envious of. I think we absolutely have every chance; we are completely behind them and I think tomorrow will be for us."
JOURNALIST ASKING: "Your prediction?"
"You're asking a difficult question. For me, a victory is enough. But I think, OK, I would say 2-1 for us."
6. IMAGE OF NEYMAR ON WALL OF STORE, CUSTOMERS QUEUING TO PAY
7. JERSEYS ON SHELF, INCLUDING MBAPPE ONES
8. CUSTOMERS GOING DOWN STEPS, ARCHIVE IMAGES OF PSG TEAMS OF THE PAST ON WALL
9. VARIOUS OF 11-YEAR-OLD HUGO DAVIE QUEUING TO PAY FOR JERSEY
10. HUGO DAVIE AND HIS FATHER GOING OUT OF STORE
11. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FAN, 11-YEAR-OLD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT, HUGO DAVIE, SAYING:
"We can maybe win the Champion's League. I am very stressed, because it's the first time we're in the final, and if we lose, it will be a bit sad."
12. BUS DRIVER OLIVIER NAQUIN, WHO TRAVELLED FROM LYON, TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR PSG, UNVEILING FRENCH FLAG
13. NAQUIN SHOWING HIS NEYMAR JERSEY AND HIS HAT
14. NAQUIN UNVEILING SCARF THAT READS PSG SLOGAN (French) "HERE IS PARIS"/ CUSTOMERS WAITING IN QUEUE
15. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FAN, BUS DRIVER, OLIVIER NAQUIN WHO TRAVELLED TO PARIS FROM LYON, SAYING:
"I think that in Spain and in England, they tend to criticise Ligue 1 (the French league). And now we had two French teams in the semi-final, PSG are in the final - it's important to show others that we are here, and that PSG are a great club with great players."
16. NAQUIN'S BAGS, UPON ARRIVING FROM TRAIN STATION
17. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG FAN, BUS DRIVER, OLIVIER NAQUIN WHO TRAVELLED TO PARIS FROM LYON, SAYING:
"There is now a team spirit. Up to this point, there were good players, a good team, but it was not really solid. And today, we find a solid team. And this is all that was lacking - a solid team with a love for the jersey and for Paris."
18. COMMEMORATIVE SCARVES FOR PSG TAKING PART IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
19. BOY WITH HIS PARENTS IN STORE
20. VARIOUS OF BAYERN MUNICH FAN, JAN STRUEBING QUEUING TO PAY FOR A NEYMAR JERSEY
21. PSG TEAM'S FINALS JERSEY, AND SHIRTS THAT READ (English) "WE ARE PARIS"
22. STRUEBING GOING OUT OF SHOP WITH HIS PURCHASE
23. (SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH FAN ON HOLIDAY IN PARIS, GLASS WORKER, JAN STRUEBING FROM HAMBURG, SAYING:
"I would say 80% of them (people in the store) did laugh about it (having a Bayern Munich fan in the PSG store) and some of them looked at me a bit strange, but I think it was quite a funny thing to do and the people took it well."
24. CUSTOMERS QUEUING OUTSIDE STORE
25. (SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH FAN ON HOLIDAY IN PARIS, GLASS WORKER, JAN STRUEBING FROM HAMBURG, SAYING:
"They (PSG) have a great team, I think they have the strongest attack in the world -- Neymar, (Kylian) Mbappe, maybe also (Mauro) Icardi and (Angel) di Maria. That's quite good, and I think they deserve to be in the final, they often dropped out quite early on. It's OK that they are in the final with my team. It's a shame for Mr (Thomas) Tuchel (PSG coach who is from Germany), having to lose this match."
26. CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE STORE
27. CARS ON CHAMPS ELYSEES AVENUE, ARC DE TRIOMPHE IN BACKGROUND
STORY: Paris St Germain fans were buying up team jerseys on Saturday (August 22) as the French club gears up for its first Champions League final.
The moment's significance is not lost on fans, young and old, who say they are confident that attackers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will drive their team to victory.
The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain on Sunday is a clash of two of the modern giants of the European game but in terms of footballing history, it is the French club who are the relative newcomers.
For not only will this be PSG's first final in the competition, it comes 11 days after they celebrated only their 50th anniversary as a club.
In contrast, Bayern are 120 years old while last year's winners Liverpool were formed in 1892.
"I think that in Spain and in England, they tend to criticise Ligue 1. It's important to show others that we are here, and that PSG is a great club with great players," said bus driver Olivier Naquin, who travelled to Paris from Lyon to be with fellow supporters.
Success in Europe has been hard to find despite PSG's dominance in Ligue 1. For all the money spent by its Qatari owners, including a world record 222 million euros for Neymar, PSG failed to get beyond the quarter-finals stage in the Champions League.
Until this year.
Wins over Italy's Atalanta and Germany's RB Leipzig have propelled Thomas Tuchel's side, powered by local hero Mbappe, to a place in club soccer's biggest game.
A Bayern Munich fan, who stood out among PSG supporters in the club's store on the Champs Elysees, conceded that the PSG attackers will be a threat but predicts that the Germans will prevail.
"It's a shame for Mr Tuchel, having to lose this match," the Hamburg native, Jan Struebing said.
(Production: Michaela Cabrera, Clotaire Achi)