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- Bayern Munich beat the Tigres 1-0 in the Qatar 2020 final
- Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal in the 59th minute
- Bayern mimicked Barcelona’s sextuple performance in 2009/10
In the 59th minute, the Benjamin Pavard goal dominated FC Bayern Munich’s 1-0 victory over the Tigres UANL in the final and their second FIFA Club World Cup conquest. It also completed a magnificent sextuple for the Bavarian behemoths that mimicked the performance of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in 2009/10.
Bayern thought they had taken the lead in the 18th minute. Form Joshua Kimmich hit a brilliant, outside boot shot from distance in the bottom corner, but after control of VAR it was certainly Robert Lewandowski who had jumped over the ball, was offside and the goal was deflected.
After a short tussle with the defender, Kingsley Coman finally tucked the ball home. Leroy Sane hit the post.
Bayern made a breakthrough just before the hour mark. Lewandowski’s header from Kimmich’s empty perfect cross was blocked by Guzman, but the ball fell to Benjamin Pavard, who hid in the motionless net. VAR checked if there had been an offside, but the goal stood.
Guzman then pushed a Colentin Tolisso effort on to the post and made a double save from Douglas Costa and Kimmich.
Tigres, to their credit, never gave up and Andre-Pierre Gignac, meters out, was inches away from connecting with a Javier Aquino flick-on in the final stages, but Bayern completely deserved their victory.