Bayern Munich continue perfect league start under Pep Guardiola


Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic helped Bayern Munich continue their perfect start to the season with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Mandzukic struck after 13 minutes as Bayern made it two wins from two matches under new boss Pep Guardiola.

Striker Mario Gotze, Bayern’s £31.5m summer signing from Borussia Dortmund, was an unused substitute as he waits for his debut.

Alexander Meier had a goal ruled out for the home side.

Guardiola took over from Jupp Heynckes, who won the treble of the Champions League, German Cup and Bundesliga in 2012-13.

Mandzukic’s goal was the least Bayern deserved by half-time as he acrobatically volleyed home from Thomas Muller’s cross.

But Frankfurt, who lost 6-1 at newly-promoted Hertha Berlin in their opener, improved after the break and spurned a late chance to equalise.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer charged out to meet a clearance but was beaten to the ball by home striker Srdjan Lakic, who shot lamely shoots towards goal, allowing Dante to hack clear.

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola:

“We had much more control over the game compared to last week. We allowed [last week’s opponents] Monchengladbach far too many chances on the break, but it was much better today.

“It’s never easy after an international break, because we only had three days together. But we still created plenty of chances. I’m happy and 100% satisfied.”

Brilliant Bayern

Victory in Frankfurt saw Bayern’s current crop equal a club record of 27 Bundesliga matches without defeat.



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