After Bayern Munich’s Covid-positive star, we tell you how it can help Tigres win the final.
With the FIFA Club World Cup right around the corner, Bayern Munich might give Tigres a chance to beat them with a fresh absence due to Covid-19. Before this player, the German squad already had Leon Goretzka, Jerome Boateng, and Javi Martinez out for different reasons. You can now add Thomas Muller to this list after the most recent coronavirus PCR test results came back with his positive diagnosis. This means that the star will miss the final against Tigres and will have to isolate until he can travel back to Germany.
The club confirmed the news through their official website with the following statement: “Thomas Müller, 31, has tested positive for coronavirus at the FIFA Club World Cup in Doha and was promptly isolated. Following his return to Munich, he will immediately go into quarantine. FC Bayern has agreed this with the relevant authorities. The whole FC Bayern team was tested again on Thursday. There were no further positive cases.”
Does Tigres have a chance to win?
With these many absentee players for the final, one tends to ask if Tigres actually have a chance to win the FIFA Club World Cup final. Based on their previous experience in these stages of any competition, the Mexican squad is no slouch. They already reached the last Copa Libertadores final in which Mexican clubs were allowed to play but lost to River Plate. Also, manager ‘Tuca’ Ferretti is widely considered as one of the most important managers in Mexican football history.
His CV speaks for itself and describes the threat he can become, even for Bayern Munich. We can definitely expect this Tigres side aiming for a draw and extend the final to a penalty shootout, which would definitely work against Bayern Munich. Despite these possibilities, chances are that the Bavarian giants win with relative ease. Not having Thomas Muller gives Tigres more chances, that’s for sure.