Bayern Munich superior to the Membership World Cup closing after objectives in every half by Robert Lewandowski sealed a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly in Monday’s semi-final.
The European champions face Tigres within the closing on Thursday after the Mexican membership noticed off Brazilian giants Palmeiras in Sunday’s different semi-final.
“It was an excellent match and we’re prepared for the ultimate,” Lewandowski stated.
He gave Bayern the lead with simply 17 minutes gone on the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a number venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Poland star then headed house a pinpoint Leroy Sane cross 4 minutes earlier than the whistle to e book Bayern’s place within the closing. Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s high scorer, has now scored 29 objectives in 27 membership matches this season.
Bayern are bidding to grow to be solely the second staff after Barcelona in 2009 to win all six home and worldwide titles up for grabs in a single season. The German giants lifted the Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, German Cup and UEFA Tremendous Cup trophies in 2020.
“We wish to declare one other title – title quantity six throughout this season,” Lewandowski added.
“It is a World Cup, which is all the time one thing particular.
“I hope we are able to play even higher within the closing and that we’ll have extra goalscoring probabilities.”
The European champions ended Ahly’s 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions beneath their South African-born coach Pitso Mosimane.
The African Champions League winners struggled to get close to the Bayern purpose because the Germans loved 70 p.c possession.
Regardless of the efforts of two defenders lunging to dam his shot, Lewandowski put Bayern forward with a crisp end from a Serge Gnabry move.
The Poland striker may have made it 2-0 in direction of the tip of the primary half when Joshua Kimmich drew the defence, however Lewandowski fired over the bar.
Ahly grew in confidence initially of the second half and created half-chances because the Bundesliga leaders confirmed indicators of fatigue.
Heavy snow in Berlin on Saturday meant Bayern had a seven-hour delay to their flight to Doha and the Germans’ tempo dropped after Lewandowski’s early purpose.
With an eye fixed on Thursday’s closing in Al Rayyan, Bayern coach Hansi Flick changed forwards Thomas Mueller and Gnabry for the ultimate half-hour.
It was the recent legs of Gnabry’s alternative Sane which created house to serve up a late cross that Lewandowski headed house to wrap up the win.