Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal when Bayern Munich beat Tigres to win the FIFA Club World Cup final in Qatar, the sixth trophy in nine months.
Bayern have won the Uefa Super Cup, the German Super Cup, and are now world champions in order to achieve a clean cup victory after last season’s treble.
Pavard’s goal was initially ruled out for offside by Robert Lewandowski, but given after VAR advice.
Joshua Kimmich had previously scored a goal that was not allowed by the VAR.
This is the eighth year in a row that a European club has won the Fifa Club World Cup, including Liverpool last season.
Tigres of Mexico was the first team from North or Central America to reach the final, but failed to end the dominance of the European and South American teams in the tournament.
Former French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac was unable to extend his three goals in Qatar but still won the Golden Shoe.
Former Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, now manager of Manchester City, has recorded a video in which he congratulates his old team.
“Congratulations to the entire Bayern family on this incredible success. I am so proud to be world champion at the club and to win six out of six titles,” he said.
“I want to say to Hansi [Bayern boss Flick] They are the second team to win six times in a row. Before it was Barcelona [in 2009 under Guardiola]. Maybe I can call Messi and Company and we can play for the seventh title. Tell me when and where. “
Qatar hosted the tournament, which is seen as a trial run for next year’s World Cup. A limited number of fans were allowed to watch at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.
The win cemented Bayern’s status as the outstanding club team of 2020 – the Club World Cup should take place in December, but was delayed due to Covid.
Since Flick took over in November 2019, they have won 58 of 68 games – and won a trophy every 11.3 games.
They deserved their win over Tigres despite being far from their best.
Kimmich had a goal in the first half that was controversially excluded by the VAR because Lewandowski – who did not touch the ball – was in an offside position and had distracted the goalkeeper.
Lewandowski was offside when his header was saved in the second half, but Pavard’s half volley into an empty net was allowed to stand after VAR advice.
Leroy Sane hammered a shot from the corner of the post and the bar and Corentin Tolisso let a shot fall on the post as they could have won with more.
Bayern Munich has won six trophies in Hansi Flick’s 68 responsible games
“Flick Tries To Bring Peace” – Analysis
The German football author Raphael Honigstein
Bayern Munich sees itself as a German Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United. They want this to be underlined with international trophies.
This was one of three they could win, and they did. This happened against the background of less convincing performances and a lack of harmony behind the scenes between sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and head coach Hansi Flick.
Today Flick hired some of the players Salihamidzic brought with him during the summer break. Maybe he’s doing his best to bring some peace. You won to have peace and harmony at home.
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Match ends, FC Bayern Munich 1, Tigres 0.
Second half ends, FC Bayern Munich 1, Tigres 0.
Foul by Corentin Tolisso (FC Bayern Munich).
Carlos Salcedo (Tigres) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Rafael Carioca (Tigres) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Corentin Tolisso (FC Bayern Munich) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Rafael Carioca (Tiger).
Missed attempt. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern Munich) left footed shot from the left side of the box is a little too high. Assisted by Douglas Costa.
Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern Munich) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres).
Attempt saved. Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern Munich) right footed shot from outside the box is saved by the goalkeeper in the center of the goal. Assisted by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Attempt saved. Douglas Costa (FC Bayern Munich) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved by the goalkeeper in the lower right corner. Assisted by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carlos González (Tigres).
Attempt saved. Corentin Tolisso (FC Bayern Munich) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the lower left corner. Prepared by Jamal Musiala.
Substitution, Tigres. Julián Quiñones replaces Luis Rodríguez.
Away from the Tigres. Luis Rodríguez tries a through ball, but André-Pierre Gignac is offside.
Foul by Niklas Süle (FC Bayern Munich).
Carlos González (Tigres) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern Munich).