Bayern crowned Club World Cup champions

Updated: December 21, 2013

Marrakesh, Morocco ( – Bayern Munich capped a memorable 2013
by adding another trophy to its collection with a 2-0 win over Raja Casablanca
in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.

Bayern had already won the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League before
adding the European Super Cup to its cabinet this fall.

And Saturday’s comfortable win over surprise finalist Raja Casablanca put the
finishing touches on the most successful year in the club’s history.

The German side came out strong at the start and scored both of its goals in
the opening 25 minutes, with Dante finding the net six minutes into the
contest before Thiago Alcantara doubled the lead in the 22nd.

Bayern’s lead was never under any serious threat, and Xherdan Shaqiri almost
made it 3-0 after the break when he struck the crossbar.

For Bayern manager Pep Guardiola, Saturday’s win marks the third time he has
won the competition as a manager after guiding Barcelona to the trophy in 2009
and 2011.