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Lewandoski brace sends Bayern into 2020 club world cup final

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Robert Lewandoski continued his fine goal scoring form as he scored twice to help the reigning European champions defeat Al Ahly to book a place in the finals of the 2020 FIFA club world cup. 

Al Ahly had defeated Al Duhail in the 2nd round of the competition and were determined to follow the footsteps of TP Mazambe and Raja Casablanca as the only African clubs to have made it to the finals of the tournament since its inception in 2000, but that dream was left unfulfilled, with Lewandoski scoring in each half to send Bayern into the final.

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Coach Pisto Mosmiane made just one change from the side that secured the win in the second round with Kahraba replacing Bwalya upfront in a 4-3-3 system.

Mosmiane’s opposite number, Hansi Flick, also decided to make some alterations to the side that played their last Bundesliga game as Jerome Boateng was recalled to the side in replacement of Niklas Sule.

In midfield too, Roca came in to support Joshua Kimmich and saw Leroy Sane being left out of the attack for the game.

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Bayern began the game brightly as expected and were rewarded in the 17th minute after Lewandoski fired through a couple of Al Ahly bodies for the first goal after being being set up by Serge Gnabry.

He secured his second of the night after he headed home a dinked cross from substitute Leroy Sane in the 85th minute.

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Bayern Munich will now play Tigres UANL in the finals after they also defeated Palmeiras in the first semi-final game of the 2020 FIFA club world cup. A win will see the Bavarians secure their sixth trophy within a year.

The final game which is scheduled for Thursday, 11th February, 2021 will be preceded by the third place match between Palmeiras and Al Ahly which is to be played a day earlier.

 

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