Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich cruised into the Club World Cup final with a controlled 2-0 win over Egyptian club Al Ahly on Monday.
Bayern was firmly in control of the semifinal against the African champion and took the lead in the 17th minute when David Alaba cued up Lewandowski in space in the penalty area to hammer a shot in low.
Lewandowski missed a chance for 2-0 when he sent a lob over the bar with only the goalkeeper to beat late in the first half, but made up for it with a header off Leroy Sané’s cross in the 86th.
In the final on Thursday, Hansi Flick’s team will take on Mexican club Tigres, which beat Brazil’s Palmeiras 1-0 on Sunday. That made Tigres the first team from CONCACAF to reach a Club World Cup final.
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