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Pre-Season Friendly: Grossapach 0 Bayern Munich 6

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 13 Jul 2013

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Bayern Munich continued their preparations for the new season with an easy 6-0 win over Grossapach on Saturday.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a double, while Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben, Julian Green and David Alaba all found the net against the men from Germany’s fourth tier.

Bayern named an extremely strong starting 11, with Robben, Franck Ribery and Mario Mandzukic all included by manager Pep Guardiola.

It took Guardiola’s charges 25 minutes to break the deadlock, though, midfielder Shaqiri turning home a Ribery cross to steer the visitors into the lead.

The floodgates soon opened following that strike, Shaqiri meeting a deflected delivery from Rafinha to double the advantage with his second on the half-hour mark.

Kroos rattled in the third from the edge of the area after 38 minutes before Robben latched on to a superb ball from Ribery to slot home the fourth right on half-time.

Guardiola made eight changes during the interval, with Thomas Mueller among those to be thrown into the fray.

Mueller did not make a good start to his time on the pitch, however, as he failed from the penalty spot four minutes into the second period.

Grossapach did stiffen their resolve somewhat following Mueller’s miss but they could not keep a dominant Bayern team at bay, Alaba netting from a direct free-kick after 75 minutes before 18-year-old attacking midfielder Green completed the rout six minutes from the end of normal time.

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