Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifted the sixth Cup for Bayern.  Photo: Bundesliga

QatarWinning Tigres 1-0, Bayern won the FIFA Club World Cup on the evening of February 11, conquering all six titles of the year 2020.

Goal: Pavard 59

Bayern became the second club in history to win the sixth, after Barca in 2009. They won the Bundesliga, the German National Cup, the Champions League, the German Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The day Bayern won the first five titles took place in 2020, while the FIFA Club World Cup was pushed back to 2021 because of Covid-19.

The success of Bayern in the 2019-2020 season comes from the strategy of coach Hansi Flick. He won more titles than he lost to Bayern. Since leading Bayern in November 2019, he has only lost five games.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifted the sixth Cup for Bayern. Image: The Bundesliga

Bayern’s success in 2020 is considered worthy, although their only goal in the FIFA Club World Cup final has been controversial. In the 59th minute, Joshua Kimmich hung the ball from the right side. Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman hit the ball and hit Lewandowski out of the box. Right-back Benjamin Pavard kicked off an empty goal, scoring his first goal since the 2020-2021 season. Lewandowski is not offside yet, but the ball touches his hand before changing direction to Pavard’s position. Initially the referee did not acknowledge the goal because he thought Lewandowski was offside, but the VAR did acknowledge him as he was still under the last Tigres defender.

In the first half, Lewandowski was also involved in the ball flying into the net. Kimmich sank diagonally from a distance, hitting Guzman. Lewandowski was on the offside, jumping up and down to avoid the ball. The referee believed that Lewandowski affected the goalkeeper’s vision, so he did not recognize the goal.

Since that goal, the Mexican club Tigres no longer caused problems for Bayern. The “Gray Lobster” won its first world title since 2013. But they did not have much time to celebrate, having to return to Munich to meet Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga 21st round on Monday night 15/2.

List of competition

Bayern: Neuer – Pavard, Süle, Alaba, Hernandez – Kimmich – Coman (Costa 73 ‘), Gnabry (Tolisso 64’), Sane (Musiala 73 ‘), Davies – Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 73’)

Tigres: Guzman – Rodrigue (J. Quinones 80 ‘), Reyes, Salcedo, Duenas – Quinones, Pizarro, Carioca, Aquino – Gonzalez – Gignac

Xuan Binh


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