PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN supporters chanted and lit flares as they marched together to watch their side’s Champions League final agony.
A big screen at PSG’s Parc des Princes home displayed their 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, which was played behind closed doors in Lisbon.
The showpiece season finale could officially only be watched by 5,000 people outside the French capital club’s stadium due to coronavirus restrictions.
France has suffered a second wave of Covid-19 infections in recent weeks with cases rocketing up by their thousands last week.
And yet a huge swathe of ultras gathered outside the ground ahead of Sunday’s kick-off.
Fans were ordered to wear facemasks – which far from all appeared to be doing in a clip from Yahoo.
A large police operation aimed to protect the city from any disturbances following disorder in PSG’s knockout wins on the way to the final.
Around 3,000 police officers were stationed by the Parc des Princes and Champs-Elysees as the action unfolded – in which Frenchman Kingsley Coman headed Bayern’s narrowly-deserved winner on 59 minutes.
France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said beforehand: “Police will be deployed to the Champs-Elysees and the area around PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium on Sunday night, when PSG meet German champions Bayern in Lisbon.
“They will hand out face masks to anyone not wearing one.
“I’m calling on everyone to act responsibly to ensure [the game] can be an expression of joy and not a source of problems for Parisians.”
PSG’s loss in their first final of Europe’s top domestic tournament contrasted with Bayern lifting the crown for a sixth time.
Marseille are the only French side to have ever won it – and hordes of their fans took to the streets to celebrate PSG’s misfortune with fireworks and chanting.
PSG’s squad had infamously come outside to rejoice with fans unable to attend their last-16 win over Borussia Dortmund in March.
And their successes over Atalanta and RB Leipzig earlier this month were also met with wild scenes of jubilation in Paris.