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Stars send pro-integration message

Prior to the home meeting with FC Augsburg, each of the Bayern stars was escorted onto the Allianz Arena pitch by a German child and a young refugee, laying down an important marker in support of the integration of refugees. The scene drew loud applause from the 75,000 crowd.

Bundesliga debut for Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich made the first Bundesliga appearance of his career in the meeting with Augsburg. The Germany U-21 international, a summer capture from Leipzig, played the last couple of minutes in place of Philipp Lahm as FCB saw their narrow victory through to the final whistle. Kimmich made his senior debut for the Reds in the starting line-up for the DFB Cup first round clash with Nöttingen.

Brunner Foundation awards presented

On the sixth anniversary of the death of Dominik Brunner, the charity foundation bearing the victim’s name and supported by FC Bayern presented 13 individuals with awards for shows of civil courage. In the ceremony on the pitch before kick-off, FCB president Karl Hopfner and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recognised the helpers for their selfless behaviour with a certificate, a cash reward and a pin bearing the motto Zusammenhalt macht stark (Solidarity brings strength).

Autograph signing with Arjen Robben

FC Bayern fans have a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet Arjen Robben, thanks to the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt. FCB's Dutch superstar will be at the club museum on Sunday 13 September for a one-hour autograph-signing session from midday CET. Arjen's appearance kicks off a series of autograph-signings to be staged by the Erlebniswelt in the course of the season.

Quote of the day

“He wanted to know which way I was going to shoot. So I told him.”
(Thomas Müller on an exchange with Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz prior to the 90th-minute penalty.)