Guardiola applauds 'professional' Bayern

Goals from Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, David Alaba and Claudio Pizarro secured the Bavarians' passage into the second round of the DFB-Pokal

Pep Guardiola congratulated his Bayern Munich side for a professional display after it dispatched Preussen Munster 4-1 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

The cup holder was a comfortable winner against its 3. Liga opponents thanks to goals from Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, David Alaba and Claudio Pizarro on Sunday.

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Amid late drama, Preussen pulled one back through a Rogier Krohne penalty before Robert Lewandowski missed a spot kick, having been hauled down by Marc Heitmeier. 

Preussen defender Heitmeier was sent off for the foul to cap off a disappointing day for the host, and Guardiola was left satisfied with his players' efforts. 

"I congratulate my team for their professionalism," the Spaniard said. "Until the Gotze goal, Munster were better than us. After the goal we were better and in the second half we were much better. Therefore, I am satisfied. 

"But you have seen that we still need time."

Ahead of his side's Bundesliga opener against Wolfsburg on Friday, Guardiola revealed that Bayern was hoping to add to the squad, having been hit by a long-term injury to Javi Martinez. 

The Bundesliga champion has been linked with Roma defender Mehdi Benatia recently, and Guardiola said the club would explore their options in the market.

"If there is a transfer possible, it would be good," he continued. "If it is not possible, we will continue to work with the players that we have."