Bayern Munich has its sixth (!) Grand prize dragged in 240 days time. The reigning Champions League winner can officially call himself the best club in the world: Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal in the World Cup final for club teams against Mexican Tigres in Qatar.
Bayern had dealt with Egyptian Al Ahly in the semi-finals, while Tigres — the winner of the North American Champions League — got rid of the Brazilian Palmeiras. As expected, Bayern prevailed at Education City Stadium. Der Rekord meister seemed to be ahead of the start after fifteen minutes, but the VAR put a line through the opening hit of Joshua Kimmich.
The Mexicans then stood for a long time, until the VAR again took the lead role in the second half. Robert Lewandowski met goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán, Benjamin Pavard entered the rebound. The hit was initially rejected, but Bayern was lucky this time with the VAR: 1-0.
It was waiting for the final decision, but Guzmán kept it exciting for a long time: the goalkeeper prevented hits from Douglas Costa, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and his own goal from teammate Carlos Salcedo. Corentin Tolisso also hit the pole. However, it proved not to be expensive misses for Bayern: even talisman André-Pierre Gignac could not help Tigres anymore and the tight lead was no longer in danger.
Bayern can therefore credit his sixth prize in just one year. There is not much time to party for the Hansi Flick team. On Monday the competition duel with Arminia Bielefeld is waiting again.