If they win against the UANL Tigers, Bayern Munich would claim their sixth consecutive title. After winning the Bundesliga, the German Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the German Super Cup and the UEFA Super Cup, the German club hope to add a sixth row to their annual record.
For their part, the Tigers, the first CONCACAF representatives to reach this stage of the competition, approach this meeting with the benefit of an additional day of rest. For this crucial match, the Mexican hopes will rest in part on André-Pierre Gignac. The Frenchman forms a formidable attacking trio with Carlos Gonzalez and Luis Quinones. As proof, two of them were elected Alibaba Man of the Match in previous rounds.
Earlier today, Egyptians Al Ahly will face Brazilians Palmeiras in the third place match. Both teams hope to leave Qatar on a positive note. Arriving in Doha with great ambitions, the São Paulo team will have to fight hard not to leave empty-handed.
Conversely, Al Ahly was offered the opportunity to equal the best performance in its history, a third place conquered in 2006 in Japan. Winner of the CAF Champions League, the team then coached by Manuel José won third place at the expense of Club América (Mexico), after being beaten by SC Internacional in the last four.
Match for third place
Al Ahly – Palmeiras
Thursday February 11, 6 p.m. (local time), Education City Stadium
FC Bayern Munich – Tigres UANL
Thursday, February 11, 9 p.m. (local time), Education City Stadium
“We can do even better than in the semifinals. The final is still the most important game and we really want to win this title. We can make history, but it won’t be easy. We’re very close to winning. our sixth title of the season, which would be an extremely rare achievement. ” – Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich striker
“No Mexican team has come this far, but that’s not enough for us. We came to lift the trophy. Now that the goal is finally within reach, we are motivated like never before.” – Carlos Gonzalez, Tigres forward
As the number of years that have passed since the goal of Luiz Adriano (Palmeiras) against Al Ahly, in the semifinals of Japan 2006. Then aged 19, he wore the colors of Internacional. At 33, he intends to repeat the feat in other colors. His status as the club’s top scorer in the last Copa Libertadores may give him reason to be optimistic.