Club World Cup: Bayern crowned thanks to Pavard, no feat for the Tigres de Gignac

Thanks to a goal from Benjamin Pavard, Bayern Munich defeated the Mexicans of the Tigers this Thursday in the final of the Club World Cup (1-0) in Qatar. This victory allows the Bavarians to achieve an incredible six-fold, like the great Barça in 2009.

Bayern Munich will still have to expand their trophy cabinet. Opposed this Thursday to the Mexicans of the Tigers in the final of the Club World Cup, the Bavarians won in Qatar thanks to a goal from Benjamin Pavard (1-0). This is their second victory in the competition after 2013. It allows them to succeed Liverpool on the list and above all to achieve an incredible six-fold after having already won the German Cup, the Bundesliga and the Champions League in recent months. , the German Supercup and the European Supercup. Like Barça in 2009.

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Deprived of Thomas Müller, tested positive for the coronavirus, the players of Hans-Dieter Flick have long been held in check by the teammates of André-Pierre Gignac. If Joshua Kimmich found the loophole in the 18th minute of play, his goal was denied for an offside position by Robert Lewandowski. Then Leroy Sané found the helm of Argentinian goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman (34th). More dangerous and more technically fair than its opponent, present for the first time in the final of this tournament, Bayern ended up making the difference on the hour mark.

Pavard delivered Bayern

On an attempt by Lewandowski repelled by Guzman, Benjamin Pavard appeared to score in the empty goal of a half-volley from the right (61st). A goal initially refused, then finally granted by the referee thanks to the VAR. A deliverance for the world champion, who had not yet scored this season with his club. Note that Lucas Hernandez and Kingsley Coman were also holders, while Corentin Tolisso entered in the second half. Gignac, who had become an idol in Mexico, dreamed of bringing the Tigers into a new dimension.

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After offering them the Champions League of Concacaf (Confederation of North and Central America), the former Marseillais had made a success of his debut in the World Club with a double in the quarter-finals and then a penalty in the semi-final, to rule out the Brazilians of Palmeiras (1-0). Well taken by Hernandez and Niklas Süle, he had very little ammunition in the final, even if he could have scored a sublime goal on an acrobatic kickback (81st). Barely after Pavard’s opening scoring, the Mexicans continued to retreat and almost conceded a second goal on a shot from Jamal Musiala that failed on the left upright of Guzman (81st).

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