🏆 Bayern vs Tigres: Team news
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🏆 Bayern vs Tigres: Team news

German giants Bayern Munich will be in the hunt for their sixth title in 12 months when they play Tigres in the Club World Cup final at the Education Stadium. 

The European Champions are clear favourites, having stormed the finals courtesy of a 2-0 win over Al Ahly on Monday night. 

Talisman Robert Lewandowski scored the two goals, one in each half, and is expected to lead their charge once again. 

Hansi Flick's team will, however, miss the services of Jerome Boateng, who had to leave camp following the death of his ex-girlfriend on Wednesday. 

Midfield duo Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez will also not feature, after the Bayern head coach confirmed they would stay in Munich, and not join up with the rest of the squad as previously planned.

The rest of the team is available, giving Flick a welcoming selection headache. 

Their opponents are no pushovers and are expected to give Bayern a run for their money. 

They booked a place in the finals following a 1-0 win over Palmeiras in the semi-finals, having seen off Ulsan Hyundai FC in the first match. 

Andre-Pierre Gignac leads the Mexican side, and is the tournament's top scorer, having scored all three goals for his side so far.

 

Match stats

  • Lewandowski's brace against Al Ahly means he has 29 goals in 27 competitive outings this season
  • Bayern lifted the trophy for the first time in 2013, with Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Martinez the only players still at the club since then
  • Should Bayern win, they will become only the second team in history to win the sextuple, after Barcelona in 2010
  • A team from the UEFA confederation has won the Club World Cup in 12 of the 16 editions it has been played to date
  • Tigres are the first Mexican side ever to reach a Club World Cup final
  • Gignac has three goals in two games in Qatar, his winner against Palmeiras adding to his brace against Ulsan Hyundai FC in the second round

Probable line-ups

Bayern: Neuer - Pavard, Süle, Alaba, Davies - Kimmich, Roca - Gnabry, Tolisso, Coman - Lewandowski

Tigres: Guzman - Rodriguez, Reyes, Salcedo, Duenas - Quinones, Pizarro, Carioca, Aquino - Gonzalez - Gignac

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  • 17, Apr - 4:30pm
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