To a match of immortality

Bayern play tonight the most momentous clash in their history. If he wins the Tigres he will equal the sextete of the historic Barça in 2009.


Bayern plays tonight the most momentous clash in its century-old history. A victory against Tigres UANL in the final of the Club World Cup in Qatar would make them the first team to match the historic Barça's sextete in 2009. The Mexicans have come from defeating Palmeiras and pin their hopes on their striker Gignac to stand up to him to the almighty German champion in which the unstoppable Lewandowski is the great threat (follow the game live on .

It seems like yesterday, but it has rained a lot since December 19, 2009 in Abu Dhabi. It was, perhaps, the most magical night for a Barcelona fan that, today, walks on the rubble of what it was. A 1-2 against Estudiantes in the final of the Club World Cup was the culmination of the sextete, an unprecedented achievement and, precisely, in a season in which they had surpassed Bayern (5-1 on aggregate) in the quarterfinals . But the beast resurfaced. He took revenge on the Catalans with an even more historic 2-8. They won cup after cup and this afternoon they are one victory away from becoming the first team to match Barça's milestone. Of becoming immortal.

He will have to conquer it against Tigres, a rival, a priori, inferior to the Bavarian roller but, not for that reason, less dangerous. Ferretti has been a thousand and one battles on the Mexican bench, Gignac a thousand and one goals and the central Salcedo will tell his team how he felt after beating the Munich with Frankfurt in the 2018 Pokal final. The members will surely pay attention of a balanced, disciplined squad capable of growing against the greats, just as Palmeiras, a brand-new winner of the Copa Libertadores, put to the test in the semifinals.

There is a match in Doha, but it will be played as Lewandowski wants. The Polish beast landed on Qatari soil as it usually does wherever it goes, leaving scorched earth. His double against Al Ahly put Bayern in the final that, except for their scoring machine in attack, is not as intimidating as just a year ago. Goretzka, Kimmich's loyal squire, will not be in the Munich engine room. Sané, self-styled star signing, does not take off either. And the defense tends to invite their rivals to have fun. It is the Achilles heel of the German giant in an afternoon-night in which the Culé fans will be more Aztec than ever.The shock before the final

Bayern suffered a last-minute loss for the final yesterday that exceeded the sports field. The central Boateng left the concentration of the German champion in Doha after the news of the death of his ex-girlfriend, Kasia Lenhardt. According to the Berlin police, everything indicated that the 25-year-old model had committed suicide. It should be noted that both had made the break public on February 2 through the networks, which led to a series of accusations for alleged blackmail and infidelity between Boateng, Lenhardt and the footballer's ex-partner, Rebecca Silvera. "Jerome asked my permission to return to Berlin. He will not be available to us until further notice," explained technician Hansi Flick.

Possible onces

Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Süle, Alaba, Davies; Roca, Kimmich; Sané, Müller, Coman; and Lewandowski.

Tigres: Guzmán; Rodríguez, Salcedo, Reyes, Dueñas; Aquino, Pizarro, Carioca, Quiñones; Gignac and González.

Referee: Esteban Ostojich, Uruguayan.

Stadium: Al Rayyan Education City (Qatar) .

Time: 19:00 (DAZN) .

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