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Bayern Munich usurp Liverpool and match Guardiola record with Club World Cup win

Bayern Munich claimed the FIFA Club World Cup with a 1-0 win over Mexican side Tigres on Thursday night.

France international Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal in Qatar to hand Die Roten victory.

Pavard’s winner cemented a historic sextuple, as Hansi Flick’s side become only the second team in European football history to hold all six top-level titles available to them.

Their achievement sees the German giants match the record of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side of 2009.

Bayern are now the reigning German, European and world champions.

They have also won the German Cup, German Super Cup and European Super Cup.

Bayern Munich stars celebrate in Qatar

In 2009, Guardiola’s Barca side won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

Startlingly Flick, who took charge of Bayern in November 2019 – initially as caretaker following Niko Kovac’s dismissal – has won more trophies than he has lost games since taking the reins at the Allianz Arena.

“We want to be the most successful team Bayern have ever had,” said Flick, whose side are on course to win the Bundesliga once again and are again among the European Cup favourites this term.

Robert Lewandowski, who picked up the golden ball for the best player in Qatar, said: “Now we have the six-pack.

“This story is something special.”

Bayern’s build-up to the final had been rocked after Thomas Muller tested positive for coronavirus and Jerome Boateng returned to Germany, following the tragic death of his former girlfriend.

Bayern replace Liverpool as FIFA’s world champions, with their second triumph since the competition replaced the old Intercontinental Cup in 2001.

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