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Bayern Munich

  • Franck Ribéry 40'
  • Mario Mandzukic 44'
  • Mario Götze 47'

Bayern breeze into CWC final

PA Sport

European champions Bayern Munich broke Guangzhou Evergrande's admirable early resistance to plunder a 3-0 victory and book their place in the Club World Cup final.

Pep Guardiola's men had played one game fewer than their Chinese opponents -- managed by World Cup winner Marcello Lippi -- but could not make the extra freshness count in 40 frustrating opening minutes in Agadir.

Zeng Cheng was particularly resolute in the Guangzhou goal until France winger Franck Ribery managed to tuck away a poorly-cleared ball to inspire Bayern to greater things.

They would take a two-goal lead into the break thanks to Mario Mandzukic, who headed Thiago Alcantara's cross home in the 44th minute.

Bayern found the third goal they needed to put the result beyond doubt only two minutes after the restart as Mario Goetze completed an attacking move started by David Alaba.

The Bundesliga leaders will face either home hopefuls Raja Casablanca or Atletico Mineiro of Brazil in Marrakesh on Sunday, while the Chinese champions will face off with the loser of that semi-final for third place. ends

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Scoring Summary

  • Guangzhou Evergrande
  • Bayern Munich

Match Stats

  • Guangzhou Evergrande
  • Bayern Munich
1(0) Shots (on goal) 27(9)
14 Fouls 11
1 Corner kicks 9
2 Offsides 4
26% Time of Possession 74%
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
6 Saves 0


  • Guangzhou Evergrande
  • Bayern Munich
Yellow Cards
Xuri Zhao (68')