Bayern Munich v Raja Casablanca as it happened

Live text commentary as Bayern beat the Moroccan champions to win the Club World Cup final and Atletico Madrid go top in Spain.

21 December 2013 Last updated at 17:59

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  1. 2145: 

    Back on European soil, Spanish side Atletico Madrid overcame Levante in a five-goal thriller to move top of La Liga ahead of Barcelona's trip to Getafe on Sunday. Across the Med on the Italian island of Sardinia, third-placed Napoli were held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari. And those results set us up nicely for Sunday's action.

    We will be back about 1530 GMT to talk you through the Barcelona game, before switching the small matter of the Milan derby between Inter and AC Milan. In the meantime, head over to our European football page to catch up on all of Saturday's action. See you later!

  2. 2140: 

    You never doubted it did you? Bayern Munich were the overwhelming favourites to beat Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca in the Club World Cup - and they did just that. What was a surprise though, was the manner of Bayern's victory. The Germans flew out of the starting blocks and raced into an early two-goal lead, which looked ominous for Raja. But the African side stuck at their task and deserve credit for their dogged second-half display.

  3. 2138:  
    Italian Serie AFULL-TIME- Cagliari 1-1 Napoli

    Napoli are now seven points behind leaders Juventus, having played a game more than the Turin side.

    Cagliari move up two places to 11th, overtaking AC Milan, who face Inter in tomorrow's derby.

  4. 2135:  
    Italian Serie ACagliari 1-1 Napoli

    Napoli almost win it with two minutes left but Dries Mertens drags his shot wide of the far post after some ghastly defending by Daniele Dessena.

  5. 2132: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca
    Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has got his hands on more silver than a busy blacksmith during 2013 - as he lifts Bayern's fifth trophy in the past 12 months.

    The German giants now hold the Bundesliga, Champions League, German Cup and European Super Cup titles. Wow. And you wouldn't bet against Pep Guardiola's side doing the same next year.

    Bayern fans - you are a lucky, lucky lot.

  6. 2128: 
    FULL-TIME- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: "Bayern were comfortable winners of the Club World Cup. Although Raja played better in the second-half and captain Mohsine Moutaouli had a couple of great chances to score, you always felt that Bayern would simply find another gear and score another to make sure of the victory.

    "The German champions were rarely tested in either of the games in Morocco - although goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had more to do against Raja than against Chinese side Guangzhou in Bayern's semi-final. The Raja fans though have also impressed at this tournament and have really lifted the whole event with their support for their team."

  7. 2124: 
    FULL-TIME- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    It is all over! Bayern Munich can now officially call themselves the best team on the planet after first-half goals from Dante and Thiago see off the plucky challenge of Moroccan underdogs Raja Casablanca.

  8. 2122: 
    CLOSE!- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    With the clock ticking into three minutes of injury time, Moroccan champions Raja create another decent chance. This time, a driving run from substitute Badr Kachini ends in a decent effort from the edge of the area, but Germany keeper Manuel Neuer comfortably gathers.

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    Shohidur Rahman: The Bayern of last season would've won this game by 5 or 6

  10. 2121:  
    Italian Serie ADISALLOWED GOAL- Cagliari 1-1 Napoli

    Napoli's Jose Callejon thinks he's given his team the lead and so do his team-mates. But it appears to have been ruled out for offside. A free-kick is whipped in which lands to Callejon outside the box. The former Real Madrid player fires home but there are a bunch of Napoli players in the box who are offside and the referee claims one of them touched the ball.

  11. 2119: 
    FINAL FIVE- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: Into the last five in Marrakech - the Moroccans are still attacking and not giving up.

  12. 2118:  
    Belgian Pro LeagueFULL-TIME

    Right then Belgian football fans, here is the moment you have been waiting for - a round up of today's Jupiler League programme.

    Cercle Bruges 1-0 Genk

    KV Mechelen 5-2 Kortrijk

    Lokeren 2-0 Oud-Heverlee

    Sporting Charleroi 0-2 Mons

    Waasland-Beveren 3-1 Lierse

    Zulte-Waregem 2-2 Oostende

  13. 2115: 
    CLOSE!- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    Raja almost gain a foothold back in the game as Mouhcine Moutouali blazes over the bar from six yards out. The Raja skipper pounces quickly after Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer makes a smart stop, only to miss the gaping target.


    Isike Onoriode: Even if Munich win, it makes no sense because this competition lacks proper organisation. Just two matches and they are champions. To me it should be a contest of 8 teams divided into group A and B. The best 2 from each group progress to the semis.

  15. 2112: 
    TEN TO GO- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    Couple of quick second-half substitutions for Bayern. Raja will be pleased to see the back of Thomas Muller and Xherdan Shaqiri. They won't be pleased to see the arrival of Mario Mandzukic and Mario Gotze. Ten minutes for Raja to salvage an unlikely draw and force penalties.

  16. 2110:  
    Italian Serie ACagliari 1-1 Napoli

    Cagliari are currently frustrating Napoli, who haven't seen the ball in the last minute or so. It's not been a classic.

  17. 2109:  
    Italian Serie ACagliari 1-1 Napoli

    Cagliari and Napoli are slugging it out for the upper hand in their Serie A clash in Sardinia. But there seems to be a lack of urgency from the visitors, who are aiming to move level with second-placed Roma with a win. Surely Rafa Benitez can't be happy with a point here?

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    Iregbenu Paul: Raja need to show that they are playing at home and with the 12th man, and not Bayern.

  19. 2104: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: Now Bayern are just playing keep-ball passing it around but not actually trying to go forward with any urgency and frustrating Raja.

  20. 2102: 
    CLOSE!- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    Just as Raja Casablanca enjoy their best spell of the match, the Moroccan champions are almost punished by an incisive Bayern break. Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri goes close to grabbing a third for the Champions League winners.

  21. 2059:  
    French Ligue 1FULL-TIME

    Over in France there has been a feast of footballing action. Here's what happened in Saturday's six Ligue 1 matches:

    St Etienne 2-0 Nantes

    Bastia 0-0 Montpellier

    Nice 3-1 Evian Thonon Gaillard

    Reims 4-1 Ajaccio

    Sochaux 2-1 Rennes

    Toulouse 0-0 Guingamp

  22. 2054: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca
    Bayern Munich

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: Raja are playing better in the second-half mainly because their captain Moutaouli is getting into the game more and pushing forward.

  23. 2050: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    It has all gone a little quiet over in Morocco - with Bayern currently in cruise control. But their defence is then jolted quickly into life as Raja forge a decent opening. Zakaria El Hachimi sweeps in a great cross to find Mouhssine Iajour... who can only head straight at Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Is that their best chance wasted?

  24. 2053:  
    Italian Serie AKICK-OFF- Cagliari 1-1 Napoli

    The second half is under way in Serie A.

  25. 2050:  
    Spanish La LigaFULL-TIME- Atletico Madrid 3-2 Levante

    Atletico Madrid go top of the table, and they will lead the table over the winter break if Barcelona fail to beat Getafe tomorrow or even if they win 1-0.

    If my research is correct, a 2-1 win for Barcelona tomorrow would mean Fair Play criteria would decide the Christmas leaders. Any other win for Barcelona would put them top.

  26. 2049:  
    Italian Serie ACagliari 1-1 Napoli

    I'm no doctor but it looks like, from the television replays, that Napoli keeper Pepe Reina has pinged his hamstring in the Serie A match at Cagliari. The Spaniard's face was a picture of frustration as he left the Stadio Is Arenas pitch. He has been bothered a few niggly injuries since his loan move to Southern Italy - and this game was his latest return from a knock.

  27. 2046:  
    Spanish La LigaRED CARD- Atletico Madrid 3-2 Levante

    Levante enter injury time with 10 men after Juanfran was sent off for an off-the-ball clash with Filipe Luis - there didn't appear to be too much in it.

  28. 2041: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: "Raja Play, Raja Play" is the plea from their fans - and they have started the second period brightly. The Moroccan champions make an early second-half substitute as Vivien Mabide comes on for fellow midfielder Chemseddine Chtibi.

  29. 2039: 
    KICK-OFF- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    We are back under way in the Marrakech Stadium as Raja look to produce a comeback of greater proportions than Take That. The Moroccans attack at the start of the second half as Mouhcine Moutaouli's cross is hacked away by the scrabbling Bayern defence.

  30. 2037:  
    Italian Serie AHALF-TIME- Cagliari 1-1 Napoli

    Right at the end of the half, Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina, on loan from Liverpool, comes off injured to be replaced by Brazilian Rafael Cabral.

  31. 2035: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca
    Gerd muller

    Bayern are hurtling towards becoming world champions for the third time - exactly 37 years since Germany's most successful club lifted their first global title.

    With the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Sepp Maier in their ranks, Bayern beat South American champions Cruzeiro 2-0 over two legs to win the 1976 Intercontinental Cup.

    "Winning Bayern's first Intercontinental Cup in 1976 was definitely very special," said Germany's all-time leading goalscorer Muller. "And lifting the trophy after playing the return in front of a 117,000 crowd at Cruzeiro's home ground in Belo Horizonte was one of the best moments of my career."

    Who says the Club World Cup doesn't matter? Not a man who has won the World Cup, European Championships and a whole host of German league titles.

  32. 2033:  
    Spanish La LigaGOAL- Atletico Madrid 3-2 Levante - Diego Costa (77 mins)

    Diego Costa scores his 19th league goal of the season for Atletico Madrid. In truth it's not the best penalty as Keylor Navas gets a hand to it but can't keep it out.

  33. 2032:  
    Spanish La LigaPENALTY- Penalty to Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid have the chance to take the lead with less than 15 minutes remaining. Juanfran nips in ahead of Ruben García, who kicks him - it's a penalty.

  34. 2026:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 2-2 Levante

    Atletico Madrid have just over 20 minutes left and Diego Simeone has already brought off two of his most attacking threats. Koke and David Villa have been replaced by Raul Garcia and Adrian since Levante's equaliser.

  35. 2024: 
    HALF-TIME- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: "Bayern Munich totally dominated the first-half and 2-0 reflects that - at times the Raja Casablanca players simply can't get hold of the ball.

    "The 'hosts' have had a few chances on the counter-attack - they really should have scored when Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer tried to clear from wide in his box and it fell to Chemseddine Chtibi outside the area but his instinctive effort went just wide. The Raja fans are trying to lift their side but are also getting frustrated with the lack of possession."

  36. 2020: 
    HALF-TIME- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca
    Pep Guardiola

    The referee gives his whistle a good old toot to signal the end of the first half in Morocco. It is bad news for hosts Raja Casablanca - and the entire nation who have been willing on their compatriots - as Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich are cruising after a comfortable first-half display.


    Mark Sparky Nicholas Illingworth: Bayern have only played one game and they're in the final. How does that work?

    European teams are seeded into the semi-finals of the World Club Cup. Perhaps they'd be less keen to be involved if they had to play four matches?

  38. 2017: 
    CLOSE!- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: A poor clearance from Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer out wide falls to Raja's Chemseddine Chtibi whose effort goes wide of the gaping goal. What a chance! Raja are refusing to give up here and are attacking when they can this time Dante gets in ahead of Mouhssine Iajour - just.

  39. 2013:  
    Spanish La LigaGOAL- Atletico Madrid 2-2 Levante - Pedro Rios (57 mins)

    Who saw that coming? Levante are level - Pedro Rios defies his 32 years to run from the halfway line and fire home past Thibaut Courtois. It wasn't the most fluid run you've ever seen - he charged forward with everything he had there.

  40. 2010: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    Dante's opener for Bayern Munich was his first goal of the season - and the German champions have been in complete control since. Raja goalkeeper Khalid Askri has been busier than a turkey stuffer at Christmas and saves again from Xherdan Shaqiri.

  41. 2007: 
    GOAL- Cagliari 1-1 Napoli - Gonzalo Higuain (19 mins)

    Napoli are back on level terms through (who else?) Gonzalo Higuain. Macedonia forward Goran Pandev is fouled in the Cagliari box and Argentina striker Higuain coolly strikes down the middle from the spot.

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    Michael Fraser: Stein's Celtic. 9 league titles in a row (at a time when Rangers were reaching European finals) and the European Cup. Superb.

    ba1dabsy A: I'm Arsenal fan, but I don't know where Arsenal will get a goal against Bayern Munich. Forget the 0-2 win last CL.

    Paddy Emmerson: Can't compare Bayern side with greats who dominated home & abroad over a number of years like Liverpool, Real Madrid etc

    Jason Robinson™: what about the great Middlesbrough side from 2006 reaching the UEFA Cup Final......

  43. 2006: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: Dante heads just over the bar from a corner for Bayern - they are in control here and all the action is in the Raja half of the pitch and the fans waver from trying to lift them and getting annoyed that they don't have any possession.

  44. 2005:  
    Italian Serie AFULL-TIME- Livorno 1-2 Udinese

    Udinese move into the top half of Serie A with a narrow away win at third-placed Livorno.

  45. 2003:  
    Spanish La LigaGOAL- Atletico Madrid 2-1 Levante - Diego Costa (47 mins)
    Diego Costa celebrates

    I told you he'd score. A free-kick is whipped in from the right and Diego Costa ghosts in around the back to volley home at the far post. A great finish by a fantastic footballer - that's his 18th goal in La Liga this season.

  46. 2002:  
    Spanish La LigaKICK-OFF- Atletico Madrid 1-1 Levante

    Levante kick off the second half - can they weather a likely 45-minute Atletico Madrid storm?

  47. 2000: 
    Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell in the Marrakech Stadium: Thiago scores with a side-foot effort across Raja goalkeeper Khalid Askri - who has been a busy man in the opening quarter. Looks like Bayern will win this Club World Cup easily.

  48. 1956: 
    GOAL- Cagliari 1-0 Napoli - Nene (10 mins)

    Napoli have endured an uncomfortable start in Sardinia - and now they are chasing the game. Cagliari break down the Napoli right after a slip by Christian Maggio and the move ends in Brazilian forward Nene sweeping in low beneath Pepe Reina.

  49. 1954: 
    GOAL- Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca - Thiago Alcantara (22 mins)

    Bayern are cruising! David Alaba pulls the ball back to Thiago who fires home from just inside the area - and it virtually silences the Raja fans in Marrakech.

  50. 1955:  
    German Bundesliga
    Santiago Garcia

    And second-placed Bayer Leverkusen missed the opportunity to take advantage of Bayern's trip to Morocco too. They lost 1-0 to Werder Bremen, with Santiago Garcia scoring the goal, and remain seven points behind having played an extra match.

  51. 1953:  
    German Bundesliga
    Borussia Dortmund lose again

    But Borussia Dortmund fell to a fifth defeat of the Bundesliga season by losing 2-1 to Hertha Berlin.

    Marco Reus gave them the lead but Adrian Ramos and Sami Allagui turned it around to leave last season's runners-up still 12 points behind the champions having played a game more.

  52. 1953: 
    Bayern Munich 1-0 Raja Casablanca

    With Bayern playing tonight in the World Club Cup, two teams had chances to close the gap on them in the Bundesliga...

  53. 1951:  
    Italian Serie AKICK-OFF- Cagliari 0-0 Napoli

    Let's make a quick dash across the Med to the Italian island of Sardinia where Rafael Benitez's Napoli are hoping to close the gap on Serie A top two Juventus and Roma. Still goalless in the early stages - although hosts Cagliari have a goal ruled out for offside.

  54. 1948:  
    Spanish La LigaHALF-TIME- Atletico Madrid 1-1 Levante

    It's half-time at the Vicente Calderon - Atletico Madrid would go top of the table overnight although only by one point.

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    Dom in Liverpool: Marauone Felliani's father Abdellatif was a goalkeeper for Raja in the 70s.

  56. 1946: 
    Bayern Munich 1-0 Raja Casablanca

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell at the Marrakech Stadium: While there are an awful lot of Raja fans in the stadium they are currently being outsung by the few hundred Bayern fans congregated in one corner of the stadium. It reflects the fact that Bayern are dominating possession.

  57. 1945:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 1-1 Levante

    Levante have a sniff at goal as David Barral tries to stab home under pressure from Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois but it goes wide. The Belgian keeper seemed to injure himself in the collision but he appears to be OK.

  58. 1943:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 1-1 Levante

    Diego Godin almost has a second for Atletico Madrid but he blazes over the crossbar with a left-footed volley.

  59. 1941:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 1-1 Levante
    Diego Godin

    It's been all Atletico Madrid since Diego Godin's equaliser. Levante are just desperate to see out the final five minutes of the first hakf.

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    Montague Kobbé: if you're going to include Juventus in the best teams ever, it better be the 1931-35 squad: Cesarini, Orsi, Monti, Verglien...

  61. 1938: 
    GOAL- Bayern Munich 1-0 Raja Casablanca - Dante (7 mins)

    Well, we are expecting a Bayern win - and it has taken them less than seven minutes to open the scoring. Brazilian defender Dante converts a Xherdan Shaqiri corner and everything is going as efficiently as planned for the Germans.

  62. 1937: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Raja Casablanca
    Pep Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola is a man who must have an entire room packed with trophies and medals in his Munich mansion. But there is always room for one more - and he wants to stick a third Club World Cup winners' medal in there.

    "We have to be 100% focused on our dream to win this trophy for the club. We not only play against a team, but against a whole country," says Guardiola.

    "It's going to be a tough and fierce final. We have to play with our hearts, our minds and determination. We have to show all this if we want to win."

    And his team have started well - very well actually....

  63. 1935:  
    Spanish La LigaSUBSTITUTION- Atletico Madrid 1-1 Levante

    Another blow for Levante as goalscorer Andreas Ivanschitz goes off injured and he is replaced by Pedro Ríos.

  64. 1934:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 1-1 Levante

    Atletico Madrid are on top now and Diego Costa tries to go around Keylor Navas but the goalkeeper dives to deny the striker.

  65. 1932: 
    KICK-OFF- Bayern Munich 0-0 Raja Casablanca

    The handshakes are over. The club pennants have been exchanged. And we are off in Marrakech. Who is going to be crowned Club World Cup champions?

  66. 1930:  
    Spanish La LigaGOAL- Atletico Madrid 1-1 Levante - Diego Godin (30 mins)

    A Diego has scored for Atletico but it's not Costa, it's Diego Godin. The Uruguayan wanders up from the back to head home Juanfran's right-wing cross.

  67. 1927:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 0-1 Levante

    Atletico Madrid have been fantastic for large periods of the season, but today they have been pretty disappointing.

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    James Hardy: No mention of the treble winners Inter Milan? Nor the invincible Juventus team? Italian footy clearly not rated recently!

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    JP in Glasgow: Celtic team of 67 are the best bar none. 11 players born in Scotland win the European cup. Unheard of. Jinky get applauded off the pitch when we beat Madrid in di stefanos testimonial. Lisbon lions 67!

  70. 1921:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 0-1 Levante

    Atletico Madrid are lucky not to be down to 10 men. Former Chelsea Tiago clomps Levante defender Juanfran in the face as Diego Costa takes a shot straight at keeper Keylor Navas but the official missed it.

    Lucky break for the title contenders.

  71. 1921: 
    BBC World Service football reporter Steve CrossmanRAJA AGAINST THE MACHINE

    "The Munich daily Abendzeitung go with the headline 'Play it again, Pep'. They've listed five reasons why it makes sense that Bayern should win today but I'll just give you my favourite one.

    "They have won every single game that they have played outside of Germany this year. That is saying something considering they've been to the Etihad, the Emirates, the Juventus Stadium, Wembley, oh and the Camp Nou.

    "North African publication Le Mag say 'The title is promised to Bayern but Raja believe'.

    "The prize for best headline is won by a landslide though.

    "French paper L'Equipe don't publish many headlines in English but 'Raja against the machine' is both witty and apt."

  72. 1920: 
    PRESS TALK- Bayern Munich v Raja Casablanca (1930 GMT)

    So pretty much the entire world - except for Morocco of course - expects a Bayern win in the Marrakech Stadium. But what is the international media saying? Luckily we have glanced around the headlines from across the globe....

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    Denge Father: Come On Africa

    Oda Mamo: Come on raja casablanca make africa proud...

    Hicham Jawad: Come on you green Eagles

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    Callum in Manchester: The original 'Invincibles' AC Milan 92-96. Sensational, Unbeatable, World Class.

  75. 1917: 
    Bayern Munich v Raja Casablanca (1930 GMT)

    "At the end of the day it's only 11 men v 11 men," say cliched lower-league managers as their petrified players are about to face a team much higher up the football pyramid. Of course that is very true. While Bayern do only have the 11 players of Raja Casablanca to beat on the pitch, they must silence a whole country which is united in its support for the Moroccan champions.

    "This is not just about Raja, or any city in particular, this is about Morocco as a whole," says Raja midfielder Kouko Guehi. "All of Morocco supports us and that is truly heart warming."

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    Alan, Southport: In 1977 Everton lost 1-0 to Raja's city rivals WAC Casablanca in the third place play-off of the Mohammed V trophy. The other teams were Romania and Czechoslovakia. Am I the hippest of football hipsters?

  77. 1915: 
    Bayern Munich v Raja Casablanca (1930 GMT)
    Bayern v Raja
  78. 1913: 
    Bayern Munich v Raja Casablanca (1930 GMT)

    Any faint hopes that Raja might have harboured about Bayern fielding a weakened team have been dashed. Ballon d'Or nominee Franck Ribery starts, as do Germany stars Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller. Gulp!

  79. 1911:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 0-1 Levante

    Levante almost make it 2-0 as David Barral has a go from inside the box but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, on loan from Chelsea, parries it away.


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  81. 1908: 
    Bayern Munich v Raja Casablanca (1930 GMT)

    On paper, this seems to be the biggest mismatch in the history of the competition.

    Raja sit mid-table in the Moroccan league. Current German and European champions Bayern are seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after nearest challengers Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund failed to take advantage of the Bavarians jaunt to Morocco.

    Raja's side cost a mere £7.9m to assemble, while Bayern's side cost a whopping £408m. That's a difference of £400m. Or 20,000 brand new Mini Coopers.

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    Oliver Beard: Don't understand how anyone could look past the Barcelona of '09 and '11.

    John McEnerney: Ajax & BM in the 70's and that great Liverpool side. Sacchi's Milan were the best by a country mile.

    John Ballard: Ajax of early 70s, Liverpool of late 70s & 80s, AC Milan of early 90s and Barca of 08-11 are all better than Bayern.

  83. 1904:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid 0-1 Levante

    Andreas Ivanschitz's goal has been timed at 59 seconds. The hosts have come out attacking following the shock opener but have yet to find space around the box.

  84. 1902:  
    Spanish La LigaGOAL- Atletico Madrid 0-1 Levante - Andreas Ivanschitz (1 mins)

    Levante have a shock lead within 60 seconds at the Vicente Calderon. Andreas Ivanschitz is played through and Atletico's defence look like they're sleeping as the Austrian fires past Thibaut Courtois, who gets a touch but cannot keep the ball out.

  85. 1901:  
    Spanish La LigaKICK-OFF- Atletico Madrid 0-0 Levante

    Atletico Madrid get under us under way.

  86. 1859:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid v Levante (1900 GMT)

    In all the hype about Diego Costa, I've failed to mention to you some of his brilliant team-mates. David Villa has scored eight league goals this season, while Koke and Arda Turan have been magnificent in midfield.

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    Hugh Rylands: United team of 2008 with Ronaldo Rooney and Tevez up front was Ferguson's best ever without a doubt. Could take on anyone.

    James Chambers: This Bayern team come behind Guardiola's Barcelona and the 04 Invincibles, but I am biased.

    Freddie Ping: Everyone behind Pep's Barca and Sacchi's Milan.

  88. 1853: 

    Brazil superstar Ronaldinho will be remembered for silky skills rather than tough tackling when the 33-year-old finally hangs up his boots. But the Atletico Mineiro and ex-Barcelona forward has earned himself an unwanted place in the history books with that red card in the Club World Cup third-place play-off (see 1820).....

    Infostrada Sports: Ronaldinho is the first player to receive a red card at the World Cup (2002) and Club World Cup (2013).

  89. 1851:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid v Levante (1900 GMT)

    So Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will get the chance to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga goal table tonight and, to be frank, it would be a surprise if he didn't.

    Levante aren't full of household names but many will be familiar with their number 12, although under a different name to the one we see on our line-ups.

    'Garcia Garcia' is more commonly known as Juanfran, the 37-year-old former Spain left-back. Unfortunately for him he played for Spain when they weren't very good, although maybe he wouldn't have gotten into the team if they were.

  90. 1848:  
    Atletico Madrid v Levante
  91. 1847:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid v Levante (1900 GMT)

    So just how good have Atletico Madrid been this season? Well in 16 league games, they have lost just one and drawn one - winning the other 14 (naturally).

    They topped their Champions League group with five wins and a draw from six matches and face AC Milan in the knockout round - a game in which they will be favourites.

    Levante are having a textbook mid-table season. The boys from Valencia are 12th although only trail three teams above them on goal difference.

  92. 1843: 

    Only the hippest of football hipsters will know the names of any Raja Casablanca players. In fact many of you may not have even heard of Raja Casablanca. So who are exactly are they? Here are a few quick-fire stats to improve your knowledge...

    * Raja were founded in 1949, when the country was under French rule, by nationalists who aimed to create sporting opportunity for working-class young Moroccans.

    * They are the only Moroccan club - and were the first African and Arabic team - to participate in the Club World Cup when they took part in the 2000 event.

    * The Casablanca-based club have been crowned Moroccan champions on 11 occasions.

  93. 1842:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid v Levante (1900 GMT)

    Atletico Madrid's rise to practically the top of the Spanish table has been no fluke.

    They have played some magnificent football this season and in Diego Costa have one of the form players on the planet we call Earth.

    The 25-year-old Brazilian, who is set to play for Spain, is the joint top scorer in La Liga along with goal freak Cristiano Ronaldo on 17 (in 16 games).

    He is reported to have a £32m release clause - do not be surprised if some teams test that next month.

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    Sean: I think that Ajax team in 1994-1996 tops the Invincibles, I'd put Bayern right now behind them, best in the world right now.

    GotSkills: takes a lot to beat 1999 Man U and 2004 Arsenal.

    Hugh Ferrey: Would rather watch a game of Spanish football than German football, much more entertaining. Barcelona still the best.

  95. 1837:  
    Spanish La LigaAtletico Madrid v Levante (1900 GMT)
    Diego Simeone

    Right, hands up if at the start of the season you thought there was a chance we might be going into the winter break in Spain with someone other than Barcelona or Real Madrid top.

    Get your hands down Diego Simeone.

    Well, that's exactly what could happen if they beat Levante tonight. They only trail Barca on goals scored so if they win tonight by more than the Catalans beat Getafe tomorrow, Simeone's boys will be top until 5 January at least.

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    We have been asking where Bayern rank among the all-time great club sides.

    Neil Jones (Nipsy): The Cardiff team of 92/93 takes some beating.

    MPLS/STP Gooners: At a minimum every club will always be behind the Invincibles.

    And a couple of you took the question quite literally.

    OSN Sport: 31st

    Craig: 24th

  97. 1830: 
    Bayern Munich v Raja Casablanca (1930 GMT)

    While everyone expected Bayern to reach the final, Raja Casablanca have been the surprise package of the tournament. The Moroccan champions were regarded as the weakest side on paper at the start of the tournament. Now, after wins against Auckland City, Monterrey and Atletico Mineiro, they are aiming to become the first African side to win the Club World Cup.

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    John McEnerney: Too early to start comparing this Bayern Munich team to the greats - give them another two years and then we will see #BestTeamRightNow

  99. 1824: 

    BBC Sport's Nick Cavell at the Marrakech Stadium: Mineiro 3-2 Guangzhou - Luan is put through by Tardelli - looks like the Brazilian fans who have made the long trip will be rewarded.

    RESULT! Atletico Mineiro 3-2 Guangzhou Evergrande - the Brazilians claim third place at the Club World Cup.

  100. 1820: 
    Ronaldinho is sent off

    Unbelievable scenes at the Marrakech Stadium! Nope, things didn't kick off early between Bayern Munich and Raja Casablanca - we're talking about the battle for third place between Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande and South American champions Atletico Mineiro. The sides were level 2-2 heading into injury time before the Brazilians snatch a dramatic 3-2 lead - just seconds after two-time world player of the year Ronaldinho is sent off.

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    Bayern Munich have been almost unbeatable for the last year or so. The European and German champions haven't lost in 41 league games and are favourites to defend their Champions League crown. Today they can become kings of the world.

    So our question is - where do this Bayern team rank amongst the all-time greats of club football? Are they as good as, or even better than, Barcelona under Pep Guardiola? How do they compare to Liverpool of the 1980s or the great Real Madrid, Ajax or AC Milan teams of the past?

    Let us know your thoughts on this, or anything else football related, on Twitter (#bbceurofooty) or via text (81111 - but only text us if you're in the UK and leave your name).

    You can also have your say on our Facebook page.

  102. 1810: 

    While Bayern face Raja in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, there are a couple of other big games taking place across the Mediterranean later. Spanish surprise package Atletico Madrid host Levante in La Liga, while Rafael Benitez's Napoli visit Serie A rivals Cagliari. More on those two games shortly - but rest assured you will not miss a kick. We will be taking more trips between the three destinations than a low budget airline...

  103. 1805: 

    Hello! And welcome to David versus Goliath AKA Bayern Munich versus Raja Casablanca. It is Germany v Morocco. It is Europe v Africa. It is the Club World Cup final. One of these teams will be crowned champions of the world in less than four hours. Anyone betting against a Bayern win?

  104. 1800: 
    Bayern Munich

    What does the person who already has everything want for Christmas? Belgian chocolates? A onesie? The Fifa Club World Cup trophy? Yup, forget the sweet stuff and the comfy clothes, it is the silverware that Franck Ribery and his Bayern Munich chums are hoping to get their mitts on. And boy do they have everything.

    The Bundesliga title? Check. The Champions League? Yep. The German Cup? Sure. The European Super Cup? Of course. Now they are bidding for their fifth title of 2013 - with Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca the only potential party-poopers…

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League Table

Spanish La Liga summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Real Madrid 15 42 39
No movement 2 Barcelona 15 29 35
No movement 3 Atl Madrid 15 14 32
No movement 4 Sevilla 15 8 30
No movement 5 Valencia 15 15 28
No movement 6 Villarreal 15 10 27
No movement 7 Málaga 15 4 27
No movement 8 Celta de Vigo 15 0 20
No movement 9 Eibar 15 -2 20
No movement 10 Ath Bilbao 15 -3 19
No movement 11 Espanyol 15 -6 17
No movement 12 Rayo Vallecano 15 -12 17
No movement 13 Getafe 15 -8 16
No movement 14 Real Sociedad 15 -5 14
No movement 15 Levante 15 -18 14
No movement 16 Deportivo de La Coruña 15 -11 13
No movement 17 Granada CF 15 -16 12
No movement 18 Córdoba 15 -11 11
No movement 19 Almería 15 -12 10
No movement 20 Elche 15 -18 10

League Table

German Bundesliga summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Bayern Mun 16 36 42
No movement 2 VfL Wolfsburg 16 15 31
No movement 3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 16 10 27
No movement 4 Bayer Levkn 16 8 27
No movement 5 Schalke 16 7 26
No movement 6 FC Augsburg 16 0 24
No movement 7 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 16 -1 23
No movement 8 Hannover 96 16 -5 23
No movement 9 Eintracht Frankfurt 16 0 22
No movement 10 1. FC Köln 16 -5 19
No movement 11 1. FSV Mainz 05 16 -3 18
No movement 12 SC Paderborn 07 16 -5 18
No movement 13 Hertha BSC 16 -6 18
No movement 14 Hamburger SV 16 -10 16
No movement 15 VfB Stuttgart 16 -12 16
No movement 16 Bor Dortmd 16 -7 15
No movement 17 Sport-Club Freiburg 16 -8 14
No movement 18 SV Werder Bremen 16 -14 14

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