2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final

The 2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament hosted by Morocco. It was the 10th final of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations as well as the host nation's league champions.

2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Event2013 FIFA Club World Cup
Date21 December 2013 (2013-12-21)
VenueStade de Marrakech, Marrakesh
Man of the MatchFranck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)
RefereeSandro Ricci (Brazil)
Attendance37,774
WeatherClear night
13 °C (55 °F)
65% humidity
2012
2014

The final was contested between German club Bayern Munich, representing UEFA as the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League, and Moroccan club Raja Casablanca, representing the host country as the reigning champions of the Botola. It was played at the Stade de Marrakech in Marrakesh on 21 December 2013.[1][2]

BackgroundEdit

Bayern MunichEdit

Bayern Munich qualified for the tournament as winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, following a 2–1 win against Borussia Dortmund in the final. This was Bayern Munich's first time competing in the tournament. They twice won the Intercontinental Cup, the predecessor of the FIFA Club World Cup, in 1976 and 2001.[3] They reached the final after defeating Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande in the semi-finals.[4]

Raja CasablancaEdit

Raja Casablanca won the 2012–13 Botola to earn the host country berth of the tournament. This was Raja Casablanca's second time competing in the tournament, having participated in the competition in the inaugural edition in 2000. They were the second team to reach the final of the competition (after Corinthians in 2000) under the condition of being the host nation's national champions,[5][6] as well as the second African finalist (after TP Mazembe in 2010).[7] They reached the final after defeating New Zealand club Auckland City in the play-off round,[8] Mexican club Monterrey in the quarter-finals,[9] and Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro in the semi-finals.[10]

Route to the finalEdit

  Bayern Munich Team   Raja Casablanca
UEFA Confederation CAF
Winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Qualification Winners of the 2012–13 Botola
Bye Play-off round 2–1   Auckland City
(Iajour 39', Hafidi 90+2')
Bye Quarter-finals 2–1 (a.e.t.)   Monterrey
(Chtibi 24', Guehi 95')
3–0   Guangzhou Evergrande
(Ribéry 40', Mandžukić 44', Götze 47')
Semi-finals 3–1   Atlético Mineiro
(Iajour 51', Moutouali 84' (pen.), Mabidé 90+4')

MatchEdit

SummaryEdit

Bayern Munich defender Dante opened the scoring in the seventh minute; after Jérôme Boateng headed Xherdan Shaqiri's corner into his path, he turned and shot past goalkeeper Khalid Askri. Thiago got the second for Bayern in the 22nd minute, when he shot right-footed into the far corner from the edge of the penalty area after a pull-back pass from the left from David Alaba. Bayern had the chance to add a third midway through the second half, but Shaqiri hit the crossbar from six yards before Thiago shot the rebound high and wide. Raja Casablanca almost got themselves back into the game late on, when Vianney Mabidé found himself onside only to shoot straight at Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal, and captain Mouhcine Moutouali hit the rebound over the bar from just outside the goal area.[11][12]

DetailsEdit

Bayern Munich  2–0  Raja Casablanca
Dante   7'
Thiago   22'
Report
Attendance: 37,774
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bayern Munich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raja Casablanca
GK 1   Manuel Neuer
RB 13   Rafinha
CB 17   Jérôme Boateng
CB 4   Dante
LB 27   David Alaba
DM 21   Philipp Lahm (c)
RM 11   Xherdan Shaqiri   80'
CM 6   Thiago
CM 39   Toni Kroos   60'
LM 7   Franck Ribéry
CF 25   Thomas Müller   76'
Substitutes:
GK 22   Tom Starke
GK 32   Lukas Raeder
DF 5   Daniel Van Buyten
DF 15   Jan Kirchhoff
DF 26   Diego Contento
MF 8   Javi Martínez   60'
MF 19   Mario Götze   80'
MF 23   Mitchell Weiser
MF 34   Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
MF 37   Julian Green
FW 9   Mario Mandžukić   76'
FW 14   Claudio Pizarro
Manager:
  Pep Guardiola
 
GK 61   Khalid Askri
RB 3   Zakaria El Hachimi
CB 27   Ismail Benlamalem
CB 16   Mohamed Oulhaj   55'
LB 21   Adil Kerrouchy
CM 99   Issam Erraki
CM 28   Kouko Guehi
RW 8   Chemseddine Chtibi   50'
AM 5   Mouhcine Moutouali (c)
LW 18   Abdelilah Hafidi   88'
CF 20   Mouhcine Iajour   78'
Substitutes:
GK 1   Yassine El Had
GK 37   Brahim Zaari
DF 4   Ahmed Rahmani
DF 17   Rachid Soulaimani   79'   78'
DF 31   Idrissa Coulibaly
MF 7   Déo Kanda
MF 24   Vianney Mabidé   50'
MF 26   Ismail Kouchame
MF 30   Redouane Dardouri
FW 9   Abdelmajid Dine
FW 10   Badr Kachani   88'
FW 25   Yassine Salhi
Manager:
  Faouzi Benzarti

Man of the Match:
Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)

Assistant referees:
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Mark Geiger (United States)
Fifth official:
Sean Hurd (United States)

Match rules[13]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bayern breeze into CWC final". ESPN FC. ESPN Internet Ventures. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Raja Casablanca 3-1 Atletico Mineiro". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 18 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Bayern Munich cruises into Club World Cup final". USA Today. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Bayern Munich through to Fifa Club World Cup final with 3-0 win". BBC. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  5. ^ Matchett, Karl (18 December 2013). "Raja Casablanca vs. Atletico Mineiro: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  6. ^ McCauley, Kevin (16 December 2013). "Raja Casablanca vs. Atletico Mineiro: Final score 3-1, Moroccan champions will face Bayern Munich". SBNation.com (Vox Media). Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Raja shock Atletico to reach final". cafonline.com (Confederation of African Football). 19 December 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Raja score late to beat Auckland". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 12 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Raja Casablanca reach Club World Cup semi-final". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 15 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  10. ^ Hughes, Ian (19 December 2013). "Raja revel in historic victory". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Bayern Munich beat Raja Casablanca to win Club World Cup final". The Observer. Guardian News and Media. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013" (PDF). FIFA.

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