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Victory in Jena

Alaba and Petersen on target in warm-up win

Bayern maintained their 100 percent record in pre-season warm-up matches with a 2-0 victory away to third division Carl Zeiss Jena on Thursday evening, continuing where they left off in a 15-0 romp against a regional XI and a 4-2 victory over Qatar at the Trentino training camp. FCB dominated the latest friendly from the start, but were forced to wait until after half-time for the match-winning goals.

A capacity 12,641 crowd at Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld saw sub David Alaba open the scoring nine minutes into the second period, before Nils Petersen, who made his debut as a pro with Carl Zeiss in 2007, added the second with 20 minutes to go.

FCB at full strength

Coach Jupp Heynckes treated the Jena crowd to a full-strength line-up, with Manuel Neuer in goal, Rafinha, Holger Badstuber, Daniel van Buyten and skipper Philipp Lahm in the back four, and Bastian Schweinsteiger alongside Luiz Gustavo in twin holding roles.

Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben took up station on the left and right, with Thomas Müller in behind lone striker Mario Gomez. Jörg Butt and Breno were the only senior players not to make the trip to Jena, who started with former Bundesliga star Jan Simak in midfield.

The visitors clearly meant business on the night and penned the lower league side back in their own half from the start. Robben came close with a left-foot effort after six minutes, but for all Munich’s dominance, the nearest FCB came to a goal before the break was Ribéry’s 36th-minute drive off the crossbar.