Club World Cup - Final
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Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

Bayern Munich players celebrate
Bayern Munich players celebrate

Bayern Munich capped a memorable 2013 by lifting the Club World Cup after a routine victory over Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca in Marrakech.

The German side added the trophy to the Champions League,Bundesliga,German Cup and Uefa Super Cup titles won in a silverware-laden year.

Raja hoped to become the first African side to win the tournament, but were brushed aside by Pep Guardiola's team.

Dante and Thiago Alcantara both scored before half-time to seal Bayern's win.

Bayern were overwhelming favourites to beat a Raja side who had exceeded all expectations to reach the final on home territory.

The Moroccan club, who were backed by a partisan crowd inside the Marrakach Stadium, were considered the weakest team in the tournament but dispelled that by recording wins against Auckland City, Monterrey and Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro.

In contrast, Guardiola's team only had to beat Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande to book their place in the showpiece, with the European representatives afforded entry at the semi-final stage of the competition.

Bayern swept aside the Chinese side in a comfortable 3-0 win and the signs looked ominous for Raja as the Bundesliga leaders raced into a two-goal lead with less than a quarter of the game gone.

Brazilian defender Dante opened the scoring when he fired past Raja goalkeeper Khalid Askri after fellow centre-back Jerome Boateng headed Xherdan Shaqiri's corner into his path.

Bayern continued to dictate proceedings and, after the busy Askri saved from Thomas Muller and David Alaba, doubled their advantage through Thiago. Left-back Alaba cut inside from the flank to pick out the Spain international, who accurately fired into the far corner from 15 yards.

After the break, Bayern slowed down the tempo as they looked to maintain possession without offering the same attacking threat that they did before half-time.

However, they almost added a third when Swiss winger Shaqiri hit the crossbar with a speculative shot.

Raja began to enjoy a greater share of the ball and were nearly rewarded with a foothold back in the match as a flurry of chances were spurned.

Two opportunities fell to captain Mohsine Moutouali, who shot over Manuel Neuer's crossbar and then failed to hit the target after the Germany international had saved Vivien Madibe's close-range effort.

But Bayern were never in danger of letting their advantage slip and saw out the game to win the Club World Cup for the first time.

You can view a photo gallery of the game on the BBC Sport website.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 27Alaba
  • 21Lahm
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Costa Santos
  • 11ShaqiriSubstituted forGötzeat 80'minutes
  • 39KroosSubstituted forMartínez Aguinagaat 60'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forMandzukicat 76'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 7Ribéry

Substitutes

  • 5van Buyten
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 9Mandzukic
  • 14Pizarro
  • 15Kirchhoff
  • 19Götze
  • 22Starke
  • 23Weiser
  • 26Contento
  • 32Raeder
  • 34Höjbjerg
  • 37Green

Raja Casablanca

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 61Askri
  • 3El Hachimi
  • 21Kerrouchi
  • 99Erraki
  • 27Benlamaalem
  • 16OulhajBooked at 55mins
  • 8ChitibiSubstituted forMabidéat 50'minutes
  • 28Guehi
  • 20IajourSubstituted forSoulaimaniat 78'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 5Moutouali
  • 18HafidiSubstituted forKachaniat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1El Had
  • 4Rahmani
  • 7Kanda
  • 9Dine
  • 10Kachani
  • 17Soulaimani
  • 24Mabidé
  • 25Salhi
  • 26Kouchamy
  • 30Dardouri
  • 31Coulibaly
  • 37Zaari
Referee:
Sandro Meira Ricci

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamRaja Casablanca
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 2, Raja Casablanca 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 2, Raja Casablanca 0.

  3. Post update

    Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Badr Kachani (Raja Casablanca).

  5. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry tries a through ball, but Mario Götze is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Mohsine Moutouali.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Badr Kachani (Raja Casablanca) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vianney Mabidé.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Raja Casablanca. Badr Kachani replaces Abdelilah Hafidi.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rachid Soulaimani (Raja Casablanca) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vianney Mabidé.

  10. Post update

    Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern München).

  11. Post update

    Rachid Soulaimani (Raja Casablanca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Issam Erraki (Raja Casablanca).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohsine Moutouali (Raja Casablanca) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vianney Mabidé (Raja Casablanca) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachid Soulaimani.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Mario Götze replaces Xherdan Shaqiri.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Raja Casablanca. Rachid Soulaimani tries a through ball, but Abdelilah Hafidi is caught offside.

  17. Booking

    Rachid Soulaimani (Raja Casablanca) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Rachid Soulaimani (Raja Casablanca).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Raja Casablanca. Rachid Soulaimani replaces Mouhcine Iajour.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st December 2013

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