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FIFA Club World Cup 2013: Updated Fixtures and Results After Bayern Munich Win

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Leigh WalshCorrespondent IDecember 18, 2013

Bayern Munich cruised to victory in their FIFA Club World Cup debut with a 3-0 win over Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande in the semi-final.

The UEFA Champions League winners had received a bye to the final four and they proved a class above as they brushed aside the Asian champions.

Here’s a glimpse at how things look after Bayern booked their place in the final:

FIFA Club World Cup: Results
MatchDate, K/O (GMT)RoundFixtureResult
1Dec. 11, 19:30QF Play-OffRaja Casablanca vs. Auckland2-1
2Dec. 14, 16:00QFGuangzhou vs. Al Ahly2-0
3Dec. 14, 19:30QFRaja Casablanca vs. Monterrey2-1 AET
4Dec. 17, 19:30SFGuangzhou vs. Bayern Munich0-3
5Dec. 18, 16:305/6 Play-OffAl Ahly vs. Monterrey
6Dec. 18, 19:30SFRaja Casablanca vs. Atletico Mineiro
7Dec. 21, 16:303/4 Play-OffGuangzhou vs. Loser 6
8Dec. 21, 19:30FinalBayern Munich vs. Winner 6
Results via FIFA.com

Franck Ribery, Mario Mandzukic and Mario Goetze were the goalscorers but in reality the score line could have been much worse for Guangzhou.

In a comfortable outing at the Agadir Stadium, the Germans dominated with a 72 percent share of possession and let fly with 25 more shots than their overwhelmed opponents.

Guangzhou boss Marcello Lippi, in true Italian style, set his team up in a defensive manner in an effort to stifle Bayern’s abundance of attacking talent.

Guangzhou were successful in frustrating Munich in the opening exchanges, remaining camped inside their own half but offering little in the way of an offensive threat.

But it appeared to be only a matter of when rather than if Bayern would make the breakthrough, and they eventually did on 40 minutes when Ribery capitalised on a poor clearance to volley home.

Mandzukic added a second right on half-time, before Goetze proved why he is one of Europe’s most highly regarded youngsters as he fired home a third from distance.

The Chinese club had arrived at the tournament full of hope and a win over Egyptian side Al Ahly in the quarter-final set them on their way.

But unfortunately for Guangzhou, they ran into the world’s most in-form team in Agadir.

The Asian champions will take their place in the third and fourth place play-off on Dec. 21 as they look to bring the curtain down on a breakthrough year with a win.

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09:  Guangzhou Evergrande players celebrate with the AFC Champions League Final Tropy after winning the 2013 AFC Champions League final at Guangzhou Tianhe Sport Center Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Guangzhou, China.  (Photo b
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Bayern are now just one game away from their fifth title of the year. Pep Guardiola’s side are the current Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup holders, and a title in North Africa would cap off a remarkable 2013.

Standing in their way will be the winner of the game between Copa Libertadores holders Atletico Mineiro and Moroccan side Raja Casablanca, who will face off on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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