End justifies means for Lewandowski

12 February 2021 21:29:48 GMTPlus10

Robert Lewandowski says the outcome was more important than the performance after Bayern Munich sealed the Club World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Tigres.

Bayern had won the Uefa Super Cup and German Super Cup, and they can now add world champions to that impressive list of accolades with them completing a clean sweep of trophies after last season's Treble.

The Bundesliga giants defeated PSG in the Champions League final last term and had previously won their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title, having finished 13 points ahead of Leipzig.

Benjamin Pavard's second-half strike against Tigres in Qatar ensured the German side continued their remarkable run under Hansi Flick, claiming their sixth trophy in 12 months.

The Frenchman's goal was initially ruled out after Robert Lewandowski was found to be in an offside position, but it was given after VAR consultation.

Bayern created the better chances but Tigres, who were the first CONCACAF side to reach the Club World Cup final, defended resolutely at Qatar's Khalifa International Stadium.

It wasn't a vintage display from Bayern but star striker Lewandowski insists the result is all that matters.

The Polish forward said: "We just wanted to win today.

"I said at half-time we needed to cross, and that's how the goal came. It's a great story."

This is the eighth year in a row that a European club has won the Fifa Club World Cup, including Liverpool last season.

The victory also means that Flick has won more trophies than he has suffered defeats since being appointed Bayern manager.

Bayern are seven points clear in their pursuit of another Bundesliga trophy and they are also into the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will meet Serie A side Lazio.

Bayern are 1.85 to win the first leg at Lazio later this month and are 12122.00 to successfully defend their European crown.

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