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Bayern Coach Praises 'Great' Pitso

Bayern Munich coach Hans-Dieter Flick has labelled Al Ahly boss Pitso Mosimane a "great" manager ahead of their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final on Monday night.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Al Ahly's CWC semi-final preparations.

The German tactician spoke about the upcoming clash against the African champions after Mosimane's men beat Al Duhail to set up a match-anticipated match with the UEFA Champions League winners.

Flick, whose side could become only the second team in world football to win a sextuple, believes his team is ready despite their troubled preparations ahead of their arrival in Qatar.

"We had to win the Champions League in order to get here. We have a match almost every three days, so we have to take it step by step in training," Flick said, as quoted by FIFA.

"From today, we will work on intensive training for the match against Al Ahly. Our goal is to win the tournament, and we know that it is a burden on us. But we are excited and want to end the season by winning our sixth title.

"Of course, we have our way of playing, with which we were able to win many matches. Our first goal is to win this match, but it is important always to keep your eyes on the opponent.

"Al Ahly is a team that wants to play well and plays in different ways in the attack. They play with two offensive fullbacks.

"The coach (Pitso Mosimane) is great. I sat with him for a short time, but I like his style very much."

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The winners of the clash will face Tigres UNAL in the final on Thursday after the CONCACAF champions eliminated Copa Libertadores (the South American version of the Champions League) victors Palmeiras 1-0 on Sunday.


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