GOOD AFTERNOON FROM QATAR
Welcome to our live coverage of the Club World Cup Final between European champions Bayern Munich and CONCACAF champions Tigres at the Education City Stadium.
Bayern earned a bye through to the semi-finals where they defeated African champions Al Ahly 2-0 on Monday thanks to a brace by Robert Lewandowski.
The German champions pose as favourites to win the trophy but will have to do it without star man Thomas Muller, who tested positive for COVID-19.
That means Bayern manager Hansi Flick may have to play Leon Goretzka at No10, which in turn could lead to another start for Marc Roca in midfield.
Tigres, on the other hand, have already played twice in the competition as they beat Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 in the second round, thanks to a brace by Andre-Pierre Gignac who cancelled out Kim Kee-hee’s opener, before offloading Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras with a score of 1-0, again with Gignac’s winner.
Manager Ricardo Ferretti may have Nicolas Lopez back into his squad following his recent battle with coronavirus but the Mexican giants are most likely to feature the same players that got them through to the final.
That means Tigres will be heavily relying upon Gignac once more for this historic clash