Bayern win the Uefa Super Cup, German
Super Cup and are now world champions, to
complete a clean sweep of trophies after last
Pavard’s goal was initially ruled out for a
Robert Lewandowski offside but given after
VAR consultation. Joshua Kimmich had earlier had a goal disallowed by the VAR.This is the eighth year in a row that a
European club has won the Fifa Club World
Cup, including Liverpool last season.
Tigres of Mexico were the first team from
North or Central America to reach the final
but could not end the dominance of European
and South American teams in the tournament.
Former France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac
failed to add to his three goals in Qatar,
although still won the Golden Boot.
Former Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola,
now the Manchester City manager, recorded a
video congratulating his old team.
“Big congratulations to the whole Bayern
family for this incredible success. To be the
club world champions and to win six out of
six titles – I am so proud,” he said.
“I would like to say to Hansi [Bayern boss
Flick] you are the second team to win six in a
row. Before it was Barcelona [in 2009 under
Guardiola]. Maybe I can call Messi and
company and we can play for the seventh
title. Tell me when and where.”
Qatar was hosting the tournament, which is
being viewed a trial run for next year’s World
Cup. A limited amount of fans were allowed to
watch at the Education City Stadium in Al
The victory cemented Bayern’s status as the
outstanding club team of 2020 – the Club
World Cup was meant to be in December but
delayed because of Covid.
Since Flick took over in November 2019, they
have won 58 out of 68 games – and lifted a
trophy every 11.3 games.
They deserved their victory over Tigres,
despite being far from their best.
Kimmich had a goal controversially ruled out
by the VAR in the first half because
Lewandowski – who did not touch the ball –
was in an offside position and adjudged to
have distracted the goalkeeper.
Lewandowski was flagged offside when his
header was saved in the second half but
Pavard’s half-volley into an empty net was
allowed to stand after VAR consultation.
Leroy Sane hammered a shot off the angle of
post and bar, and Corentin Tolisso had a shot
tipped on to the post as they could have won
Bayern Munich have now won six trophies this season and lost only 5 games. They head back to Germany with a good vibe of satisfaction. Al Ahly won the bronze medal and third place after edging Palmeiras from Brazil.