Bayern edge Tigres to win Club World Cup

Bayern Munich beat Mexico’s Tigres UANL 1-0 on Thursday thanks to Benjamin Pavard’s second-half goal, to win the Club World Cup title and earn their sixth trophy in less than nine months.

In front of around 12,000 spectators allowed into Qatar’s Education City Stadium, Pavard scored in the 59th minute following a VAR review after Tigres ‘keeper Nahuel Guzman had stopped a Robert Lewandowski header.

The Germans, who also hit the woodwork twice, won all domestic and European titles they competed for in 2020 and are the first team to match Barcelona’s sextuple from 2009.

It was also Bayern coach’s Hansi Flick’s sixth trophy since he took over in November 2019.

Tigres, who were the first North American club to reach the final, were pinned back by the high-pressing Bavarians throughout and only rarely managed to venture into Bayern’s half.

Munich’s second Club World Cup title after their 2013 success means European clubs have now won the last eight consecutive finals.


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