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Upbeat Bayern believe tide has turned

When the final whistle blew on an enthralling match in front of an 80,000 full house at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on Saturday, a glance at the opposing coaches’ facial expressions said all you needed to know about the implications of the 1-1 final score. A smile played across Jürgen Klinsmann’s lips, but Jürgen Klopp’s features betrayed frustration and remorse.

Klopp’s Dortmund side and Klinsmann’s Bayern shared the spoils on this particular afternoon, but compared to the home draw with Hamburger SV in last week’s season opener, the FCB camp was an altogether happier place. “We can be very satisfied with a 1-1 draw after going a goal and a man down,” summarised Bayern general manager Uli Hoeneß, “I’m entirely happy with the team’s morale.“