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Wolfsburg 0 Bayern 1

Stoppage-time strike seals first win of term

Bayern left it until the dying seconds on Saturday afternoon, but Luiz Gustavo’s last-minute strike meant FCB collected an ultimately deserved first three points of the new Bundesliga campaign against stubborn Wolfsburg.

The 30,000 capacity crowd at the VW Arena saw a blistering start, a lull in the play, and then a thrilling run-in to the break, with the best of the sparse chances falling to the visitors from Munich. With Jupp Heynckes’ men comfortably on top after half-time, Takashi Usami came on for his German top flight debut 20 minutes from the end, but it looked as though it would be an afternoon of frustration for the visitors until Franck Ribery teed up Gustavo for the all-important winner.

The hard-earned first win of the season sees FCB go 11th in the embryonic table with three points from their two matches. The Bavarians are next in action on Wednesday in the Champions League qualifying play-off first leg against FC Zürich, followed by the third Bundesliga fixture of the new season against Hamburg next Saturday afternoon.

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