Bayern Munich Bags Sixth Trophy Of Football Season
Bundesliga record champions, Bayern Munich recently claimed the FIFA World Cup and cemented their place in footballing history.
The Bavarians with their latest success have matched Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona who won a historic sextuple of titles. Bayern won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal Cup, Germany Super Cup, the UEFA Champions League, European Super Cup, and now the Club World Cup.
Benjamin Pavard scored the all-important goal in the second half of Thursday’s final against Mexican side Tigres to win the Club World Cup.
The Bundesliga giants are now undisputed champions of Germany, Europe and the World. Before Thursday night’s feat, Barcelona were the only team ever to hold all six titles at the same time before.
Guardiola’s legendary team in 2009 emerged winners of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
That squad is now frequently talked about among the greatest ever to play football. Bayern had almost matched them once before, between 2012 and 2013.
Jupp Heynckes’ team won the quadruple in 2012-13 before following up with the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup under Guardiola the following season, but they didn’t hold all six titles at once as they lost the 2013 DFL-Supercup to Borussia Dortmund.
Meanwhile, African champions, Al Ahly, stunned Brazilian giants Palmeiras to win the third-place play-off of the Club World Cup in a penalty shoot-out also on Thursday.