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Club World Cup Final: Bayern Munich Wary Of Tigres’ Andre-Pierre Gignac, Says Manuel Neuer

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says the European champions are cautious of Tigres’ veteran striker Andre-Pierre Gignac forward of Thursday’s Club World Cup remaining. Bayern face CONCACAF champions Tigres from Mexico at Al Rayyan, a bunch venue for the 2022 World Cup. If Bayern win, they’ll change into the second membership after Barcelona in 2009 to brush all six trophies obtainable to them inside 12 months. The German giants received the Champions League, Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Super Cup and German Super Cup in 2020.

Former France striker Gignac, 35, has scored six objectives in his final 4 video games, together with a second-half penalty in Tigres’ semi-final win over Palmeiras on Sunday.

“In Gignac, they have an ace striker who is sensational with his finishing in the penalty area,” Neuer advised a press convention on Wednesday.

“He has the experience. I think he quickly adapts to the match and the kind of football we play in Europe.”

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern beat Egypt’s Al Ahly within the semi-finals on Monday.

But Bayern will probably be with out key defender Jerome Boateng, who has flown house for “personal reasons”.

Neuer additionally singled out Tigres’ “strong” wing-backs Jesus Duenas and Luis Rodriguez as attainable risks.

“It goes without saying, we need to keep pace, we need to put pressure on the opponent. We need to be very quick,” Neuer added.

Bayern took an early lead in Monday’s semi-final and coach Hansi Flick is keen for them to once more lay down a marker.

“They (Tigres) press forward, then in their centre they have players who can score goals, that’s why we have to be wide awake from the beginning,” stated Flick.

No Mexican membership has ever reached the Club World Cup remaining and Brazil’s Corinthians had been the final non-European group to win the trophy in 2012.

Tigres coach Ricardo Ferretti bemoaned the shortage of respect he feels his facet deserves.

“It seems you have to beat Palmeiras… to be properly (respected),” stated the 66-year-old. “The focus is at all times on the opposite facet — (from) Europe, for instance.

“We do not deny Bayern’s abilities or achievements, however why do you solely give attention to one of many sides?

“In the final 10 years we have now received 11 titles.


“We don’t underestimate anybody and we don’t overestimate anybody.

“We are not scared of any other team. We will tackle the match with respect and try to impose our game.”

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