- Bayern Munich are out to emulate Barcelona’s historic achievement of 2009/10
- Tigres are out to destroy their hopes within the Club World Cup remaining
- Al Ahly and Palmeiras will do battle for bronze
FC Bayern München will go into Thursday’s showdown with Tigres UANL hoping to make it six out of six. Having gained the Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Champions League, German Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup, the Bavarian giants now wish to put the icing on the cake by lifting their sixth trophy of an historic season.
For their half, Tigres, who’ve change into the primary Concacaf membership to make the worldwide decider, head into it with the advantage of an additional day’s relaxation. The Mexican aspect might be relying on in-kind striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, one third of a formidable attacking trident accomplished by Carlos Gonzalez and Luis Quinones. Indeed, two of the three have gained an Alibaba Cloud Award for Man of the Match en path to the ultimate.
In the day’s curtain-raiser, Al Ahly SC of Egypt will tackle Brazil’s SE Palmeiras within the play-off for third place. Both sides might be eager to make the rostrum, particularly the Brazilians, who got here to Doha concentrating on a remaining berth however will now should settle for the bronze medal at greatest on their match debut.
Al Ahly might be aiming to copy their Japan 2006 feat of ending third on the Club World Cup. Having certified as CAF Champions League winners, that Red Devils aspect, underneath Portuguese coach Manuel Jose, took third-place on the expense of Mexico’s Club America after dropping to SC Internacional within the semi-remaining.
Play-off for third place
Al Ahly – Palmeiras
Thursday, 18:00 native time, (Education City Stadium)
Thursday, 21:00 native time, (Education City Stadium)
What they stated
“We can play better than we did in the semi-final. The final is certainly more important, and we want to win the title. We can make history, but it’s still a big challenge. We’re so close to winning our sixth title this season, something that would historically be quite significant.”
“No other Mexican team have gone this far, but now we want more. We came here hoping to lift the trophy and now that we’re close, we’re encouraged and motivated that we can achieve our goal.”
Palmeiras striker Luiz Adriano scored towards Al Ahly within the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals in 2006. He was 19 on the time and sporting the colors of Internacional.