Bayern Munich overcame a spirited effort from Mexican side Tigres to be crowned Club World Cup winners with a 1-0 victory in Doha on Thursday evening.
Die Roten thought they’d taken the lead midway through the first half when Joshua Kimmich’s arrowed effort found the bottom corner, though their joy was curtailed as a VAR check adjudged Robert Lewandowski to be interfering with play and the goal was somewhat dubiously disallowed for offside.
A suspect playing surface meant quality bits of play were few and far between, and Hansi Flick’s side began to grow frustrated as they were unable to find a way past Tigres’ rigid backline, though they finally broke the deadlock with an hour on the clock.
After Lewandowski had challenged Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman, Benjamin Pavard was left with the simple task of slotting into an empty net. The goal was originally ruled out again for offside, though this time VAR came to Bayern’s rescue as the decision was overturned and the goal awarded.
Tigres did their best to hit back, though there only ever looked like being one winner as Flick’s side were crowned Club World Cup winners.
Now let’s get to those Bayern Munich player ratings.