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Friendly victory

FCB beat Düren XI in seven-goal thriller

An excited 9,000 crowd at the Langerwehe stadium in the district of Düren in the far west of Germany endured humid sunshine, torrential rain and driving hail on Sunday afternoon, but the fans were rewarded for their perseverance with goals galore and plenty of free-flowing football, as Bayern beat a local district XI by the odd goal in seven in the first of three post-season friendlies.

The day after the final match of the Bundesliga campaign at home to Stuttgart, FCB boss Andries Jonker began with just four players from the starting line-up against VfB, with FCB II youngsters Cüneyt Köz, Nicolas Jüllich and Marcos Alvarez also taking the field for kick-off. The home side comprised players drawn from sixth-tier clubs Germania Lich-Steinstraß, Viktoria Arnoldsweiler and Borussia Freialdenhoven.