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Bayern 0 Borussia Mönchengladbach 1

Bayern dominate but fall to sucker punch

Bayern were far the better side for the full 90 minutes against Borussia Mönchengladbach in Sunday’s opening Bundesliga fixture, but Jupp Heynckes’ side were a shade careless with their chances and ultimately fell to an avoidable defeat after conceding a poor goal on the hour.

The 69,000 capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena saw the home side dominate first-half possession but struggle to prise apart the disciplined Gladbach rearguard, and the game remained goalless until half-time. Mario Gomez cracked a header against the post as Munich upped the pressure after the break, but against the run of play, Igor de Camargo opened the scoring on the hour with a header from outside the box. Bayern angrily laid siege to the Gladbach goal but it was not to be on the day

The men in red must now pick themselves up rapidly in time for their second league appointment, the trip to face Felix Magath’s revamped Wolfsburg next Saturday afternoon.