Tuesday December 17, 2013 Semifinal Finished

Guangzhou Evergrande 0 - 3 Bayern Munich

  • Ribéry 40’
  • Mandžukic 44’
  • Götze 47’

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  1. Bundesliga - Bayern outclass Asian champs to reach Club World Cup final

    Bundesliga - Bayern outclass Asian champs to reach Club World Cup final

    Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich strolled into their first Club World Cup final with a 3-0 win over Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Guangzhou Evergrande
    • Bayern Munich
    • 90+3' There goes the whistle for full-time. A 3-0 win for Bayern. All very comfortable for the German and European champions.
    • 89' There are going to be three minutes of time added on.
    • 87' The Asian champions have done well enough for what was always going to be massive mismatch.
    • 86' So Bayern heading into the final on Saturday where they will face Atletico Minerio or Raja Casablanca. The second Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening.
    • 84' Xherdan Shaqiri smashes a shot well wide from distance. Plenty of venom on the shot without the direction.
    • 83' A fantastic save from Zeng Cheng to tip a Gotze effort onto the bar and over. Ball almost ran along the top of the bar there.
    • 82' Gotze picks out Javi Martinez, but his shot from distance flies over the bar from distance. High and wide in the end.
    • 80' Feng Junyan replaces Zhao Xuri for the Chinese side, but it will be to help out in defence more than anything.
    • 79' Darío Conca earns a free-kick after being brought down by Xherdan Shaqiri.
    • 78' Bayern now up to 23 shots on goal with only one effort coming in from Guangzhou.
    • 77' Rafinha on the run for Bayern. Almost in for the fourth goal, but Zeng makes a brave block to prevent the Brazilian from advancing.
    • 75' Pizarro chased by three red shirts before he turns back to keep possession. Has been the story of the night really.
    • 73' Lippi looking fairly deflated in that technical area. Not as if he can do much to alter how this match has unravelled.
    • 72' Gotze looking good for a second goal of the night, but he is inches wide from the Rafinha pass. Decent effort with the drive at goal.
    • 71' Another change on the way for Bayern as Pizarro arrives to rake over from Mario Mandzukic .
    • 70' Shaqiri drives a shot a few yards wide from disatance. Decent hit, but just off target.
    • 69' Ribery is going to depart the scene to be replaced by Shaqiri.
    • 68' Muriqui has been highly unlucky not to get a shot away this evening. Has been very sharp this evening against a quality defence.
    • 67' Rafinha with an excellent tackle on Muriqui as he tried to race in on goal.
    • 66' Thiago flicks the shot over the wall and into the arms of Zeng in the opposition goal.
    • 65' Xuri Zhao with a late foul on Ribery and a booking. Bayern have a free-kick 22 yards out.
    • 64' Two offsides apiece in this match. But that is about all these teams are even on.
    • 63' Ribery slides in Gotze this time, but Zeng manages to repel what was a powerful shot at goal. Ball again come off a post. So much danger every time Bayern move forward.
    • 62' Chance for a fourth, but Ribery sees a shot come back off the bar from an acute angle. So unfortunate. Should have been 4-0.
    • 61' Linpeng Zhang with a late sliding challenge on Alaba. On we go. With Bayern on the ball.
    • 60' Thiago taken out late before Bayern continue to work the ball forward against this mass of red shirts.
    • 59' Good of Van Buyten to give his goalkeeper Neuer a touch of the ball there.
    • 58' Heading towards the hour-mark of what must have felt like a long old hour for Lippi's side. They've stuck at it as much as possible.
    • 57' Solid stop from Zeng, who reacted well to tip a blistering shot by Gotze over his bar.
    • 56' There was a change at the break for the Chinese team with Huang departing to be replaced by Rong.
    • 55' Change coming for Bayern as Martinez arrives to take over from Kroos.
    • 54' Mario Götze's eighth goal for Bayern is the first he has scored from outside the box. Must be happy with that stat. If not, he should be.
    • 53' Guangzhou managing to pick up a few free-kicks here and there. Not sure it is going to have much effect on anything.
    • 52' Van Buyten penalised for a late challenge on Muriqui. No complaints there from the big Belgian defender.
    • 51' Must be a tough old shift for Lippi's men. Can't be much fun having to close down space.
    • 50' Ribery brings Bayern's shot count up to 14 for the match. With just the solitary effort from the underdogs. Well over from Ribery.
    • 49' Alaba knocks a shot wide after being fed by Gotze. More goals in this match surely for the German giants.
    • 48' GOAL! Götze thumps a shot into the net from distance. Well over the head of Zeng and into the net. A 3-0 lead then for the European champions. Well on their way to the final.
    • 47' Muriqui racing in on goal. Managed to outpace Lahm, but the Bayern skipper kept at it before Muriqui knocked it into the net. Golden chance.
    • 46' Guangzhou get the second half off and running then in this one.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break! A 2-0 lead for Bayern. All one-way traffic. Bayern lead 2-0.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added on in the first period.
    • 43' The Chinese side all over the place at the back. They have collapsed like a cheap suit moments before the break.
    • 42' GOAL! Mario Mandzukic pops up unmarked to head into the gaping net from the Thiago cross. 2-0. And that will surely be that in this match.
    • 41' Mario Mandzukic drives the ball at goal. Zeng Cheng with the stop before he boots the loose ball clear.
    • 40' Bayern now up to well over 70 percent off possession. One more goal would surely be more than enough to finish off this match.
    • 39' Mario Mandzukic almost on the end of the Lahm cross, but Bayern have the corner which ends up a bit too long.
    • 38' An air of relief emanating from Guardiola after the ball hit the back of the net. Here come Bayern again.
    • 37' Mario Mandzukic and Thiago in there competing for the loose ball before Ribery popped it in. It is his seventh of the season.
    • 36' GOAL! Ribery slams the volley into the net after a bit of a scramble in the box. Bayern lead 1-0.
    • 35' Boateng slams a volley at goal from distance, but shot spins high and wide of the target. And on we go at 0-0.
    • 34' Bayern with seven shots on goal - two have hit the woodwork - while Lippi's men have not managed a shot on or off target.
    • 33' The Chinese side would dearly love to reach half-time without shipping a goal here. Will be a miracle if they reach that destination, but that has to be the goal.
    • 32' Was Zhang who Ribery felt pulled him to the deck, but the referee was correct to give that decision a miss.
    • 30' Guardiola not looking overly fussed despite his side's apparent struggles to find this opening goal.
    • 29' Ribety claimed he was felled, but the referee didn't want to know. Looked like a dive. No penalty.
    • 28' Kroos swings in a corner, but easy for the red shirts to clear the danger. Bayern yet to unearth a real cutting edge.
    • 27' So many of the Chinese side's players are behind the ball. If they get any deeper here, they will soon be off the park.
    • 26' Van Buyten takes out Dario Conca with a late challenge. Looked a decent challenge, but referee blew for the foul.
    • 25' Not the best of games to watch when one team is obviously superior to the other one.
    • 24' Some frantic defending by Guangzhou. Xiaoting Feng is going to need to some treatment here.
    • 23' Zeng Cheng then with the stop to repel the effort from Ribery. A Bayern goal surely has to come here.
    • 22' Kroos so unlucky to see a thumping effort come back off the underside of the bar before bouncing to safety. No chance for Zeng Cheng.
    • 21' Great piece of goalkeeping from Neuer as he raced from his line to win the ball ahead of Xuri. Brilliant goalkeeping. Coming out 40 yards.
    • 20' The Chinese side will be the happier lot having suvived these opening 20 minutes or so without conceding.
    • 19' Thiago tries a ball over the top, but nobody chasing it down. Poor, poor stuff from a man of his ability.
    • 18' Ribery goes for goal from distance, but his shot from 22 yards is far too high. Disappointing end to that free-kick effort from Ribery.
    • 17' Bowen Huang goes in late on the back of Ribery, and Bayern will have a free-kick here 22 yards or so from the Chinese side's goal.
    • 16' Manuel Neuer out of his goal playing the sweeper keeper role to some effect as Elkeson tried to make some sort of impression.
    • 15' Thiago wallops a shot off the post from deep inside the box. Lovely cross from Lahm, but the ball spins wide off the woodwork. So close to the opening goal.
    • 14' Thiago showing off some terrific skills, but can't pick out a team-mate. Bayern continue to press and press.
    • 13' Kroos lifts the ball over the bar from distance. Well over the bar in the end. Guardiola out of his technical area directing the business of the evening.
    • 12' Xuri just failed to control a ball running through the middle before Bayern settle back down to their possession football.
    • 11' An astonishing 73 percent of possession by Bayern in moving the ball around, but yet to really test the opposition goalkeeper.
    • 10' Van Buyten knocks the ball away seconds later. Bayern playing this high pressing game. Working so, so hard to close down space.
    • 9' Van Buyten forced to knock the ball behind for a corner to the Chinese side after Elkeson came up with dangerous cross.
    • 8' Excellent movement from Bayern, but nothing to show yet for their output. The Asian champions continue to be pressed further and further back.
    • 7' Just a training erexcise at the moment with the Chinese side being forced to defend manfully. Which is easier said than done. Bayern utterly dominant.
    • 6' Xiaoting Feng forced to stab the ball out from the Alaba cross. And Bayern have another corner here to be tossed in by Rivery.
    • 5' Kroos with a shot at goal from 22 yards, but Zheng Zhi well positioned to make the block. All Bayern at the moment.
    • 4' Lahm flicks a pass into the path of Alaba, but he is offside. Well offside as Zeng makes the save from his effort at goal.
    • 3' Lahm has the first effort on goal of the evening, but he smashes a volley well over the bar from distance. Chance gone for Bayern. There will be more surely.
    • 2' Bayern looking to get on the ball early on, and press for an early goal. But David Alaba sees an attempted pass cut out before the Chinese side launch it long.
    • 1' We are off and running then in this one. Bayern get us started here.
    • 19:27 Bayern on their way out to face Guangzhou Evergrande. Bayern in white this evening, Guangzhou Evergrande in red. Not exactly a full house in for this one, it must be said.
    • 19:25 The Asian and Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande are managed by Marcello Lippi, the former Italy World Cup-winning coach. "I can't say too much, I don't know the players," said Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos. "It's difficult to talk about them when you don't know much about the team."
    • 19:20 "Everyone thinks Bayern are favourites but there are a lot of dangers. They have very, very good organisation when they don't have the ball and three or four players of huge, huge quality," said Pep Guardiola. "For European teams to be successful in this tournament we have to realise how important it is in Africa, Asia, South America and in CONCACAF."
    • 19:15 "Bayern are now the best team in the world and this makes it very exciting. We never thought we would have a chance of playing a game of this level," Marcello Lippi told reporters. "It's a chance to measure ourselves, to really see how far we have come. We will try to find a way of making sure the better team doesn't win so easily."
    • 19:10 Guangzhou team: Zeng; Zhang, Kim, Feng, Sun; Huang, Zheng; Zhao, Conca, Muriqui; Elkeson
    • 19:05 Bayern team: Neuer, Van Buyten, Thiago, Ribéry, Mandzukić, Rafinha, Boateng, Götze, Lahm (c), Alaba, Kroos..substitutes: Dante, Martínez, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Kirchhoff, Weiser, Müller, Contento, Raeder, Hojbjerg, Green, Starke
    • 19:00 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of the World Club Cup semi-final between Bayern Munich and Guangzhou Evergrande from Agadir. A 7:30pm kick-off in this one.
  • Summary

    • 83' A fantastic save from Zeng Cheng to tip a Gotze effort onto the bar and over. Ball almost ran along the top of the bar there.
    • 72' Gotze looking good for a second goal of the night, but he is inches wide from the Rafinha pass. Decent effort with the drive at goal.
    • 65' Xuri Zhao with a late foul on Ribery and a booking. Bayern have a free-kick 22 yards out.
    • 63' Ribery slides in Gotze this time, but Zeng manages to repel what was a powerful shot at goal. Ball again come off a post. So much danger every time Bayern move forward.
    • 62' Chance for a fourth, but Ribery sees a shot come back off the bar from an acute angle. So unfortunate. Should have been 4-0.
    • 57' Solid stop from Zeng, who reacted well to tip a blistering shot by Gotze over his bar.
    • 48' GOAL! Götze thumps a shot into the net from distance. Well over the head of Zeng and into the net. A 3-0 lead then for the European champions. Well on their way to the final.
    • 47' Muriqui racing in on goal. Managed to outpace Lahm, but the Bayern skipper kept at it before Muriqui knocked it into the net. Golden chance.
    • 42' GOAL! Mario Mandzukic pops up unmarked to head into the gaping net from the Thiago cross. 2-0. And that will surely be that in this match.
    • 41' Mario Mandzukic drives the ball at goal. Zeng Cheng with the stop before he boots the loose ball clear.
    • 36' GOAL! Ribery slams the volley into the net after a bit of a scramble in the box. Bayern lead 1-0.
    • 22' Kroos so unlucky to see a thumping effort come back off the underside of the bar before bouncing to safety. No chance for Zeng Cheng.
    • 15' Thiago wallops a shot off the post from deep inside the box. Lovely cross from Lahm, but the ball spins wide off the woodwork. So close to the opening goal.
    • 19:10 Guangzhou team: Zeng; Zhang, Kim, Feng, Sun; Huang, Zheng; Zhao, Conca, Muriqui; Elkeson
    • 19:05 Bayern team: Neuer, Van Buyten, Thiago, Ribéry, Mandzukić, Rafinha, Boateng, Götze, Lahm (c), Alaba, Kroos..substitutes: Dante, Martínez, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Kirchhoff, Weiser, Müller, Contento, Raeder, Hojbjerg, Green, Starke

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  • Guangzhou Evergrande

    Manager: Marcello Lippi

  • Bayern Munich

    Manager: Josep Guardiola

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