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Cautious satisfaction

‘No grounds for euphoria’ despite superb start

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Following Sunday's 6-1 steamrollering of VfB Stuttgart, Bayern go into the international break as Bundesliga leaders on the maximum six points, with nine goals for and only one against. It is not exaggerating to speak of a perfect start to the new season. “It was a fantastic day for all of us, and I'm going to bed a happy man," declared two-goal Thomas Müller as he left the Allianz Arena in mid-evening.

But for all the justified satisfaction after a second win in two matches, there was no shortage of admonishment and words of warning from the FCB ranks. “Naturally, we're happy to be top of the table. It makes a few things easier, but it won't make us reckless and blind. If you're leading the race two kilometres into a marathon, you don't automatically cross the line first," commented board member for sport Matthias Sammer.