Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich 'labour' to 4-0 win against minnows Rostock

France winger Franck Ribery has described the new system as "pretty strange, totally different from what we're used to" and Bayern have used it in winning all six of their pre-season friendlies, albeit against low-level opposition.

updated: July 14, 2013 22:52 IST
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Berlin: Bayern Munich laboured to a 4-0 win at German third division minnows Hansa Rostock in Sunday's benefit friendly as the European champions continue to adapt to coach Pep Guardiola's new system.

Bayern, who beat Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley in May's Champions League final, won the treble of European, league and cup titles last season playing a conventional 4-2-3-1 formation under coach Jupp Heynckes.

Ex-Barcelona boss Guardiola, who won 14 titles in four years at the Camp Nou, succeeded Heynckes last month and has introduced a 4-1-4-1 formation, which the Bavarian giants are still adapting to.

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