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Played
August 9, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ T. Welz‎
Attendance:‬ 71137‎
 
12′ Arjen Robben
Dante 40′ (OG)
 
69′ (PG) David Alaba
 
Top of the Match
Franck Ribéry
Franck Ribéry
Bayern
Franck Ribéry
Franck Ribéry
Bayern
Flop of the Match
Álvaro Domínguez
Álvaro Domínguez
Mönchengladbach
Álvaro Domínguez
Álvaro Domínguez
Mönchengladbach

Bayern 3-1 Gladbach: Bavarians labor to victory in Bundesliga opener

Strikes from Arjen Robben, Mario Mandzukic and David Alaba secured a win on home turf, despite Dante's own goal, that kicked off Bayern's campaign in winning fashion

Bayern Munich - Borussia Mönchengladbach, Ribery and Robben
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Bayern Munich kicked off its Bundesliga defense with a hugely entertaining 3-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday.

The Bavarians began in style and quickfire goals from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic ensured Pep Guardiola's reign retained the element of domination that Jupp Heynckes had fashioned throughout last season's treble success.

A Dante own-goal just before halftime ensured that the Allianz Arena tie remained in the balance and Lucien Favre's men came out fighting after the break and threatened to equalize on a number of occasions.

However, Alvaro Dominguez conceded two penalties in the space of two minutes - both handballs - and, though Thomas Muller saw the first brilliantly saved by Marc Andre ter Stegen, David Alaba smoothly converted the second attempt in the 69th minute to put to bed any comeback from the visitors.

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Bayern

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
Dante
Defender
40′
2.50
17
Jerome Boateng
Defender
3.00
21
Philipp Lahm
Defender
4.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
69′
3.00
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
12′
4.50
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
12′
4.00
31
2.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
85′
3.50
9
3.50
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
68′ 77′
2.00

Mönchengladbach

3.50
1
2.50
3
Filip Daems
Defender
1.00
15
2.50
24
2.50
39
3.00
7
3.00
11
Raffael
Striker
2.50
18
3.00
23
2.50
34
Granit Xhaka
Midfielder
3.00
10
Max Kruse
Midfielder

Substitutes

22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
13
Rafinha
Defender
77′
2.50
15
2.50
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
85′
 - 
11
 - 
14
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
33
 - 
17
Oscar Wendt
Defender
 - 
16
2.50
25
Amin Younes
Midfielder
71′
 - 
27
Julian Korb
Midfielder
 - 
18
2.50
31

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Bayer Leverkusen
15 2