(Sporting Alert) — Champions League title holders Bayern Munich will take on Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, which is being coached by former Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi in the Fifa Club World Cup tonight.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, who has won this crown before with Barcelona, named a very strong team for tonight’s semi-finals.
Amongst the starters for this contest are Franck Ribery, Mario Gotze, Toni Kroos and Mario Mandzukic who will provide the main attacking threat, while captain Philipp Lahm and Rafinha are included in the back line.
Manuel Neuer starts in the goal, while his deputy Tom Starke, Dante, Javi Martinez, Xherdan Shaqiri, Thomas Muller and Claudio Pizarro are all on the bench.
Guangzhou Evergrande v Bayern Munich
Guangzhou Evergrande: Zeng, Sun, Linpeng Zhang, Kim, Xiaoting Feng, Zhi Zheng, Conca, Bowen Huang, Xuri Zhao, Elkeson, Muriqui
Subs: Jun Yang, Yi, Peng Zhao, Junyan Feng, Qin, Renliang Feng, Li, Lin Gao, Chaosheng Yang, Rong, Jia-Qiang Huang
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Rafinha, Boateng, Van Buyten, Thiago, Ribery, Gotze, Alaba, Kroos, Mandzukic
Subs: Starke, Dante, Javi Martinez, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Kirchhoff, Weiser, Muller, Contento, Hojbjerg, Green, Raeder
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)