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Bayern 3 Netherlands 2

Season of frustration ends on winning note

The 2011/12 season at Bayern came to a winning close on Tuesday night as Germany’s biggest club defeated a Netherlands XI 3-2 in the friendly arranged to settle the dispute between the parties arising from Arjen Robben’s injury at the 2010 World Cup.

The event, which would certainly have been a joyous occasion had the home side won the Champions League, was saved from being a wake by the good-natured 33,000 crowd at the Allianz Arena and the often entertaining show put on by the players, for despite both teams clearly being instructed to avoid silly injuries, there was a competitive edge to the match for long spells.