Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich cruised into the Membership World Cup ultimate with a managed 2-Zero win over Egyptian membership Al Ahly on Monday.
Bayern was firmly in command of the semifinal towards the African champion and took the lead within the 17th minute when David Alaba cued up Lewandowski in area within the penalty space to hammer a shot in low.
Lewandowski missed an opportunity for 2-Zero when he despatched a lob over the bar with solely the goalkeeper to beat late within the first half, however made up for it with a header off Leroy Sané’s cross within the 86th.
Within the ultimate on Thursday, Hansi Flick’s staff will tackle Mexican membership Tigres, which beat Brazil’s Palmeiras 1-Zero on Sunday. That made Tigres the primary staff from CONCACAF to achieve a Membership World Cup ultimate.
Bayern is enjoying for what could be its sixth title in 12 months after the German league and cup, the Champions League, and the German and European Tremendous Cups.
The Membership World Cup is usually a low-intensity method for the Champions League winner so as to add one other trophy to its assortment towards opponents with comparatively miniscule budgets. Bayern’s solely Membership World Cup title to this point in 2013, beating Raja Casablanca of Morocco within the ultimate, began a run of seven consecutive wins by European groups.
Enjoying in Qatar meant a dramatic change of temperature for Bayern. The German staff performed in driving snow at Hertha Berlin on Friday earlier than flying to the gas-rich Center Jap nation, the place daytime temperatures in current days have been near 30 levels (86 F).
Bayern has longstanding sponsorship ties to Qatar and has incessantly held coaching camps there, to the opposition of some supporters’ teams involved about human rights within the 2022 World Cup host nation.