Bayern aim to end 2013 on a high

Bayern Munich are ready to sign off 2013 by winning their fifth title of the year in Saturday's Club World Cup final in Morocco.

Last Updated: 18/12/13 at 09:45 Post Comment

Philipp Lahm and Pep Guardiola: Eyeing another trophy

Philipp Lahm and Pep Guardiola: Eyeing another trophy

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Bayern Munich are ready to sign off a memorable 2013 by winning their fifth title of the year in Saturday's Club World Cup final in Morocco.

Pep Guardiola's side booked their place in the decider after beating Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 on Tuesday.

Franck Ribery, Mario Mandzukic and Mario Gotze were all on target for the German treble-winners who, after also lifting the UEFA Supercup in August, can pick up their fifth title of the year in Marrakesh on Saturday.

"We now want the title," captain Philipp Lahm told the club's website.

"That would allow us to go into the winter break in relaxed mood."

Guardiola praised his side's professionalism against Chinese side Guangzhou, coached by Italian World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi.

"My team deserve to be in the final," said the Catalan. "We played a serious game against a side who had some fast wingers.

"We controlled the game with a lot of possession and created lots of chances, but it still wasn't easy.

"I'm very happy and am pleased for my players and the club and hope we will win the title on Saturday."

Lippi said Bayern were in a league of their own, even though his side had shown in parts why they have been so successful under him.

"You could see the difference between the best team in the world and the rest," Lippi said.

"Bayern Munich are always a dominant side and we couldn't cope with their superior strength.

"We were clearly inferior, but I cannot criticise my team because they played a decent game."

In Saturday's final Bayern will face the winner of Wednesday night's other semi-final between Brazil's Atletico Mineiro and Moroccan side Raja Casablanca.


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