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Comeback for Dante

Sunday afternoon’s match was a heartening one for Dante as the Brazilian clocked up his first playing minutes of the new season in the 3-1 DFB Cup victory over FC Nöttingen. The FCB defender, who came on as a 74th-minute sub, missed most of pre-season with injury and only resumed the squad training programme last week.

A milestone and three firsts

Almost exactly a year after leaving Valencia to join Munich, Spain international Juan Bernat made his 50th competitive appearance for FC Bayern on Sunday afternoon. The cup clash with FC Nöttingen in Karlsruhe also brought Arturo Vidal his first goal for the Bavarians, with summer signings Joshua Kimmich and Sven Ulreich making first-team debuts for the Reds.