It might not have been deliberate, but it was symbolic. About an hour after the Bayern Munich players had lifted the Champions League trophy, right-back Joshua Kimmich came back out onto the empty pitch with a drum. He beat it a few times and got a bit of a song going, before placing it on the centre circle. No sooner had it touched the ground, and a teammate sat down on it, the lights on the stadium went off. The three Bayern teammates were left there in darkness, only illuminated by the advertising hoardings, only just about seen by the remaining media in the stands.

It was quite a metaphor for this unprecedented campaign, and this unique end of season.

It also put into perspective what this was.

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