Pep Guardiola's new-look Bayern Munich set to be tested as Barcelona looms

Following an extended post-Confederations Cup break, Bayern welcomed back their trio of Spain's Javi Martinez, plus Brazil's Dante and Luis Gustavo, who has been linked to a move to VfL Wolfsburg, to training this week.

updated: July 19, 2013 18:19 IST
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Berlin: New-look Bayern Munich face their first real tests under coach Pep Guardiola this weekend as the European champions play a tournament of Bundesliga teams, then face Spanish giants Barcelona on Wednesday.

Having won all six of their low-key pre-season friendlies so far, Bayern face tougher tests at this weekend's Telekom Cup at Borussia Moenchengladbach's ground where the hosts, Hamburg and main Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund are involved.

Bayern could meet Dortmund in Sunday's final in a repeat of the Champions League showpiece at Wembley in May when the Bavarians ran out 2-1 winners, before welcoming Barcelona in a friendly at Munich's Allianz Arena next Wednesday.

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