Bayern Munich Enjoy Winning Start to German Title Defence

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola went into the opening game against Wolfsburg without injured midfielders Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thiago and Javi Martinez as well as suspended defender Jerome Boateng.

updated: August 23, 2014 08:43 IST
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Bayern Wolfsburg Win
Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (L) and his teammate Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (R) celebrate the second goal for Munich during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany on August 22, 2014.


Berlin: Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.

Pep Guardiola's side looked sluggish early on at the Allianz Arena but took the lead after 37 minutes when Thomas Mueller poked home from Arjen Robben's cross.

The home side seemed in control when Robben scored just 67 seconds into the second half before a superb strike from Ivica Olic gave the visitors hope.

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