Bayern Munich beat Moroccan club Raja Casablanca 2-0 to win the Club World Cup and add a fifth trophy to their haul for 2013. It's been a remarkable year for the club, made all the more impressive by their managerial change over the summer, swapping treble winner Jupp Heynckes for Pep Guardiola (who won his own treble with Barcelona).
This is Bayern's first Club World Cup title, so they celebrated with a banquet in Marrakech complete with all five of the year's trophies (the Bundesliga trophy, DFB Pokal, Champions League trophy, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup) and belly dancers.
As Marca points out, Guardiola has now won 16 of the 22 competitions he has participated in as manager of Barca and Bayer (14 with the former, two win the latter). Bayern did fail to win the DFL-Supercup under Guardiola this year, though. So clearly this year was a massive disappointment for all parties.
Maybe 2014 will bring them better fortune.
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