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Bayern will bounce back, insists Lahm

Philipp Lahm is confident Bayern Munich will be a success under Pep Guardiola, despite Saturday’s DFL Super Cup loss to Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern won all six of their pre-season friendlies, scoring 24 goals in the process, but were rocked at Signal Iduna Park as Marco Reus struck twice in a 4-2 triumph for Dortmund.

An error from Tom Starke allowed Reus to net the game’s opener, while Bayern were also punished by Daniel van Buyten’s own goal.

Arjen Robben scored both goals for the Bavarian giants and Lahm is not too concerned by the loss, and is keen to atone for their errors when their Bundesliga campaign gets under way in a fortnight.

He said: “We’re still making preparations (for the new campaign) and conceded at the worst possible times.

“We would have liked to have won this, it’s a title, but now we have to analyse the game and we move on.

“We work very hard every day and I think things still look very good.”

Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller credited manager Juergen Klopp’s preparation as key to his side’s win.

Having lost to Bayern in the UEFA Champions League final in May, as well as ending their domestic campaign 25 points behind Munich, Dortmund will take confidence into the new season after their win against Guardiola’s charges.

“The team fought hard and played good football. Whenever we formulate a good plan, we have a chance against anyone,” Weidenfeller said.

“We’ve won the Super Cup, and we’re delighted to have done so against such a great side.”

Sun 28 July, 2013
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