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2 vs 0
Played
August 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ C. Dingert‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
 
78′ Arjen Robben
 
Top of the Match
Franck Ribéry
Franck Ribéry
Bayern
Franck Ribéry
Franck Ribéry
Bayern
Flop of the Match
Markus Feulner
Markus Feulner
Nürnberg
Thiago Alcántara
Thiago Alcántara
Bayern

Bayern Munich 2-0 Nurnberg: Robbery saves Alaba's blushes

Goals from Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben ensure the Bavarians' winning start to the season continues following the full-back's missed spotkick

Mario Götze, FC Bayern Munich
Bongarts
Pep Guardiola’s perfect Bundesliga record remains intact as his Bayern Munich side brushed off Nurnberg 2-0 at the Allianz Arena.

Franck Ribery scored the opening goal of the game after 69 minutes and Arjen Robben was on target shortly afterwards, though David Alaba had earlier missed a penalty kick for the Bavarian outfit.

Guardiola handed starts to offseason signings Mario Gotze and Thiago Alcantara for the clash at the Allianz Arena, with Gotze making his debut. Nurnberg coach Michael Wiesinger kept Hiroshi Kiyotake on the bench.

Bayern unsurprisingly controlled the opening stages of the game, keeping possession from its Bavarian neighbor with ease as they probed for the opening goal.

However, it was the visitors - who have not won at Bayern for 21 years - who almost broke the deadlock against the run of play after 15 minutes as Daniel Ginczek’s thunderous strike was tipped onto the crossbar by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Wingers Ribery and Robben both threatened for Bayern in glimpses, and the home fans thought they should have been awarded a penalty in the 24th minute. Mario Mandzukic was bundled over by Marvin Plattenhardt, but the hosts’ protests were waved away by referee Felix Zwayer.

Bayern did not have to wait long for a penalty though as the official pointed to the spot seven minutes later after Robben was brought down while chasing a throughball.

However, David Alaba’s weak effort from 12 yards was saved comfortably by goalkeeper Raphael Schafer.

The home side continued to dominate all aspects of the match after the break but for all their attacking intent, struggled to break down the stubborn Nurnberg defense.

Mandzukic’s aerial ability offered a major threat for Bayern as it began opting for a more direct approach. A powerful header from the Croatian international almost opened the scoring shortly before the hour mark as Guardiola’s side continued to pile on the pressure.

The Spaniard introduced Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos from the bench as Bayern looked to up the tempo, and Muller was inches away from converting Robben’s searching pass shortly after.

However, a sense of relief was felt throughout the stadium as Ribery finally got the breakthrough for the hosts in the 68th minute. With Wiesinger’s men camped on the edge of their own area, a pinpoint Philip Lahm cross allowed the France international to accurately guide a header past the helpless Schafer.

And Robben then sealed the three points nine minutes later with a fine solo effort. The Netherlands international coolly slotted the ball home from close range after juking past three defenders down the right wing.



Bayern

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
Dante
Defender
2.50
17
Jerome Boateng
Defender
2.50
21
Philipp Lahm
Defender
47′ 69′
3.50
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
33′
3.00
6
Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder
62′
3.00
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
69′ 71′ 80′
4.00
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
78′
3.50
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
68′
2.00
31
3.50
9
3.00

Nürnberg

3.50
1
2.50
2
2.50
3
Per Nilsson
Defender
35′
3.50
21
2.00
25
3.00
26
3.00
5
Hanno Balitsch
Midfielder
1.50
7
Markus Feulner
Midfielder
72′
2.50
16
Niklas Stark
Midfielder
3.50
11
2.00
18

Substitutes

22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
13
Rafinha
Defender
 - 
11
3.00
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
68′
2.50
14
 - 
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
62′
3.50

Substitutes

 - 
22
2.00
24
3.00
13
 - 
14
Robert Mak
Midfielder
2.50
17
Mike Frantz
Midfielder
72′
 - 
9
 - 
11

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
15 5