Bayern Munich take on Al Ahly in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. The winner of this clash will take on UANL Tigres, who qualified for the final yesterday after beating Palmeiras 1-0.
Hansi Flick has named his starting XI for today’s game, and Marc Roca starts! Niklas Sule and Leroy Sane are on the bench, while Serge Gnabry, Benjamin Pavard, and Kingsley Coman all start.
Benjamin Pavard, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, and Alphonso Davies make up the defence. Joshua Kimmich and Roca are in the midfield, alongside Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. Thomas Muller plays in the center, ever-ready to assist star striker Robert Lewandowski.
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Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez were left behind in Munich due to positive coronavirus tests, and backup goalkeeper Alexander Nubel was ruled out due to an injury issue.
Two sides will be facing each other for the first time, with Bayern favorites to win the competition.