Robert Lewandowski (Getty Photos)
Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich are eager to snarl their sixth
title in a year after advancing to the Membership World Cup last as his targets
sealed a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly in Monday’s
The European champions face Tigres in the last on Thursday after the
Mexican membership saw off Brazilian giants Palmeiras in Sunday’s varied
“It change into as soon as a truly moral match and we’re ready for the last,” Bayern striker Lewandowski told reporters.
He gave Bayern the lead with lovely 17 minutes long gone at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a bunch venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Poland giant identify then headed home a pinpoint Leroy Sane contaminated four
minutes sooner than the whistle to e book Bayern’s situation in the last.
Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s high scorer, has now scored 29 targets in 27 membership suits this season.
Bayern are bidding to turn out to be top the 2d team after Barcelona in
2009 to desire all six domestic and global titles up for grabs in
The German giants lifted the Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, German Tall Cup and UEFA Tall Cup trophies in 2020.
“We might per chance presumably per chance like to snarl one more title – title number six at some stage in this season,” Lewandowski added.
“Right here’s a World Cup, which is consistently one thing particular.
“I am hoping we are able to play even better in the last and that we are going to possess extra goalscoring possibilities.”
The European champions ended Ahly’s 32-match unbeaten speed in all
competitions under their South African-born coach Pitso Mosimane.
The African Champions League winners struggled to win shut to the Bayern purpose as the Germans enjoyed 70 percent possession.
The Egyptian membership’s captain and goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy said
his aspect had “realized lots from taking part in the European champions”.
Despite the efforts of two defenders lunging
to block his shot, Lewandowski keep Bayern ahead with a crisp originate from
a Serge Gnabry circulation.
The Poland striker might per chance presumably well also possess made it 2-0 towards the tip of the
first half when Joshua Kimmich drew the defence, but Lewandowski fired
over the bar.
Ahly grew in self belief at the initiate of the 2d half and created
half-possibilities as the Bundesliga leaders confirmed indicators of fatigue.
Heavy snow in Berlin on Saturday supposed Bayern had a seven-hour lengthen
to their flight to Doha and the Germans’ tempo dropped after
Lewandowski’s early purpose.
“We travelled to Qatar on memoir of we desire to come by one more trophy,” said Bayern coach Hansi Flick.
“It change into as soon as refined to invent initially and we wanted time to win into the speed of the game.
“After we did, I mediate we dominated the match and deserved to ranking a 2d purpose.
“We performed effectively defensively, I’m very contented with my team.”
With an gaze on Thursday’s last in Al Rayyan, Flick replaced forwards Mueller and Gnabry for the last half-hour.
It change into as soon as the contemporary legs of Gnabry’s change Sane which created
condo to succor up a leisurely contaminated that Lewandowski headed home to wrap up