Bayern crowned Club World Cup champions

The Sports NetworkDecember 21, 2013 

Marrakesh, Morocco (SportsNetwork.com) - 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.

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