Lewandowski brace takes Bayern Munich into Club World Cup final

The striker scored twice as Bayern beat Al-Ahly 2-0 in Qatar on Monday

Bayern Munich are a step closer to matching Barcelona's sextuple after a Robert Lewandowski brace helped them beat Al-Ahly 2-0 to reach the Club World Cup final.

Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 17th minute but the floodgates didn't open for Bayern with their Egyptian opponents putting in a resilient display.

However, asd the game opened up late on, Lewandowski added his second in the 85th minute to set up a final against Mexican side Tigres on Thursday.

Bayern are just missing the Club World Cup to match Barça's history-making six trophy haul from 2008-09.

The German side won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League at the end of the delayed 2019-20 season and have since won the DFL-Supercup and European Super Cup at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

“I think if we win this Club World Cup it would complete one of the biggest historical achievements in all of football,” Lewandowski said to FIFA.com before Monday's semifinal.

“We know we are so close, but we have to stay 100 percent concentrated. It would be really special. Not just for Bayern or for Germany, but it would be one of the biggest historical achievements from all over the world.

“It will be really special for us, not only for me. It’s the best team in Europe playing against the best teams from other [continents]. It will be, for us, a new challenge. We want to win this title, for sure.”





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