German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich are presently the Club World Cup champions after successfully defeating Mexican side Tigres 1-0 on Thursday night, thereby sharing a historical record with Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team as the only two clubs who have won a historic sextuple (a total of six trophies in one year)
Bayern’s Right back, Benjamin Pavard scored the match winner and only goal of the game making the Bundesliga giants the current undisputed champions of Germany, Europe and the World.
Bayern are now holders of all six titles available to them, which include the German Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, their national domestic cup (DFB-Pokal) and lastly, super cup (DFL-Supercup).
Prior to their win on Thursday night, Spanish La Liga side, Barcelona were the only team in history to have won all six titles at the same time .
Back in 2009, Barcelona managed by Pep Guardiola won the Spanish La Liga, the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
Hansi Flick, the current Bayern Munich coach, took over the realms of affairs as an interim boss after the sacking of Niko Kovac in November 2019.
Since then, Flick has won more trophies (6) than he has lost competitive games (5) at the helm of affairs.
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“We Have No Plans To Sign Lionel Messi” — Man City
English Premier League side, Manchester City football club have debunked claims that they are making any offer to Lionel Messi, even as the Barcelona forward’s contract will expire at the end of the season.
Messi even though he’s still a Barcelona’s player, has the right to speak to top European clubs and has been heavily linked with several clubs like Manchester City and French Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain.
This week, reports surfaced that City made a revised transfer offer for the Argentine superstar, but the club has come out to deny the reports.
Wealthy City are one of the very few clubs that could afford his salary structure and it was also gathered that a deal could also see Messi play for other sides in the City Football Group – including New York City FC.
We haven’t made any offer for Messi. Either now or last summer and there are no plans to make any” a club official told Goal.com.
Messi will be 34 in June, and will have to wait the season ends to decide his future as whether to extend his Barca’s contract, where he has spent all his entire professional footballing career.