Bayern won the FIFA Club World Cup for a second time after a solitary Benjamin Pavard goal was enough to see off Mexico’s Tigres UANL in the final in Doha, Qatar.
The right-back followed up on the rebound after a Robert Lewandowski effort was saved to make the breakthrough on 60 minutes. Joshua Kimmich had an effort ruled out for offside in the first half, and Leroy Sané struck the frame of the goal for Hansi Flick’s side, while Corentin Tolisso came close to doubling Bayern’s lead late on.
Lewandowski had struck twice as Hansi Flick’s team opened their campaign with a 2-0 semi-final win against Al Ahly of Egypt on Monday.
Bayern were crowned European champions for a sixth time in August following a 1-0 defeat of Paris in the Lisbon final. They first won the Club World Cup in 2013, when Josep Guardiola’s team beat Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the decider in Marrakesh. That win started a run of eight straight wins for European champions in the Club World Cup final.