FULL TIME: Bayern 1-0 Tigres | History was made. FC Bayern Munich are the second club team in history to win six titles in a single year. They beat Tigres with a single goal.
Not a terrible showing by any means for Tigres, but they had ways to score and possibly win this game. Didn’t go for it. The lack of subs in the second half was questionable when it was clear the team had nothing left to give as it was. The first half was better for Tuca Ferretti’s side.
Standout players include Nahuel Guzman, who was as reliable as always for Tigres. Gignac was on his game but ended up playing more on the wings and coming back to help out of necessity. Rafael Carioca with a good passing game in the midfield, while Carlos Salcedo and Jesus Dueñas showed glimpses of their elite defending against tough opposition.
85 min: Eric Choupo-Moting looking like Neymar out there as he sauces past everyone but Bayern’s shots are saved fantastically by Guzman TWICE. It’s only a matter of time now. Tigres just hoping not to let any more goals in.
84 min: WHAT THE WHAT? Carlos Salcedo was literally centimeters away from scoring an awful own goal. Tigres definitely losing the state of mind they had all game.
81 min: Tigres’ defense makes an untimely error and gives the ball to Corentin Tolisso, who almost scores from outside the box. Guzman saves, it hits the post, and Guzman finally grabs it.
75 min: 15 minutes left and Bayern has already made four substitutions, reinvigorating their forward line. Tuca Ferretti has made no subs. I mean we’re used to it in Liga MX, but you would think in a Club World Cup final? Tigres running out of ideas and gas.
64 min: Is this a penalty for Tigres? Seems like now Pavard touched the ball with his hand. The referee saw it but saw no intention in the handball so he didn’t give the penalty.
62 min: Now it seems like the ball touched Lewandowski on the arm in that goal sequence. Should it have counted?
60 min: GOALLLLLLL for Bayern. There were questions if Lewandowski was offside, but in the end, the goal is given. Benjamin Pavard on the rebound. Pretty weak run out from Guzman there.
¡GOOOL del @FCBayernUS! El árbitro había anulado el tanto, pero el VAR rectificó y los alemanes ya están en ventaja gracias a @BenPavard28#MDCenFD @RodolfoLanderos @emperadorsuarez @SirJohnLaguna @marianot19 #ClubWC pic.twitter.com/ge7WoJaudG— FOX Deportes (@FOXDeportes) February 11, 2021
58 min: Bayern getting to Tigres’ box a lot, but credit to Tigres defenders for keeping their cool and avoiding critical mistakes. Have closed down running spaces, intercepted, and cleared the ball well. Now if only the midfield and attackers can get something going...
52 min: Serge Gnabry stops on a dime in the box and all of Tigres’ defenders go flying past him. His curler is just off the mark though. Bayern looking dangerous yet again to start this second half.
48 min: Coman gets past Chaka way too easily, but his pass is too powerful and Sane’s header is way off the mark. Not a great look for the Mexican RB to be beaten so easily like that.
IT’S HALFTIME: Bayern 0-0 Tigres | Tigres were always solid but really improved in the second part of that first half. They need to work on being more precise and finding those open spaces, especially as Bayern press higher looking for a goal.
Gignac coming back to help a lot, almost looking like a CDM dictating play and moving the ball around to better spots. Man of the half for Tigres definitely Nahuel Guzman, who has saved all three of Bayern’s shots on target.
Alphonso Davies having a good game for Bayern, even when not attacking like he did last season. Tigres will need to watch out for him in the second half. Could be better to start attacking from the right side to get past Pavard and Süle.
45+1 min: Gignac gets the ball on the left wing and flings a through ball for Chaka, but here comes sweeper-keeper extraordinaire Neuer to the rescue. The Bayern captain comes way out of his box to intercept and evade the danger.
34 min: Corner taken quickly...Origi..err..I mean SANE! Bayern tries a quick corner that catches Tigres off guard but Sane’s shot has too much power on it and brushes the post as it goes high. Bayern still in control. Tigres have had some chances to counter but haven’t taken them or made mistakes.
27 min: Tigres doing well and not looking too out of their depth, but are taking too many shots early on. Bayern’s had four total shots with three on target. None on target so far for Tigres. Bayern’s unallowed goal does not bode well either. Tigres will need to lock down those spaces and block those shooting opportunities.
24 min: Tigres get caught sitting up high and Coman nearly goes all the way for an assist or a goal, luckily for Tigres Carlos Salcedo gets back in time and his brilliantly-timed tackle is enough to evade worry. Coman’s later shot is stopped by Guzman.
18 min: No goal. Kimmich tries a long ranger and gets it, but Lewandowski was offside and in the way of Guzman, so the celebrations will have to wait for the Bavarians
Gol anulado al @FCBayernUS El árbitro revisó la jugada en el VAR y terminó anulando el tanto de Kimmich #MDCenFD @RodolfoLanderos @marianot19 @emperadorsuarez @SirJohnLaguna #ClubWC pic.twitter.com/2ZazpXkrQW— FOX Deportes (@FOXDeportes) February 11, 2021
18 min: GOOOOOLLL Bayern Munich! But it’s being reviewed by VAR
15 min: Tigres do well to steal the ball near midfield and get a through ball to Quiñones but Neuer gets there just in time to calm Bayern nerves. Tigres holding their own so far.
5 min: Bayern respond with a shot of their own after some quick passing around the box, but Kingsley Coman’s shot goes right to Guzman.
1 min: Tigres get cooking right away, as Gignac tries a header just seconds into the match, but it’s blocked by a Bayern defender
Hansi Flick surprisingly sends Lucas Hernandez to the center back role to replace Jerome Boateng and moves David Alaba to CDM with Kimmich. Leroy Sane will start in place of Thomas Müller, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Tigres send the exact same starting XI that beat Palmeiras in the semifinals.
How To Watch:
Kickoff Time: 12:00 pm CST / 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST
Channel: Fox Sports 1 (English), Fox Deportes (Español)