Late winner for Bayern against Wolfsburg in Bundesliga opener
Bayern Munich needed an injury time goal to get their Bundesliga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory against VfL Wolfsburg on Friday night, dpa reported.
In a match of two halves in the Bavarian capital Thomas Mueller and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored for the home side while Edin Dzeko temporarily leveled matters shortly after the restart.
Bayern had the better start in the match-up between the two last Bundesliga champions and were ahead after just nine minutes when Thomas Mueller scored with a spectacular goal.
The World Cup top scorer played a one-two with Toni Kroos, then stopped the ball and before it touched the ground he volleyed it past Swiss international goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.
Although Bayern continued dominating the rest of the first half, they created no other real chances, although Mueller did blast a good Franck Ribery pass over the cross-bar.
At half-time Wolfsburg coach Steve McLaren brought on midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic and the substitution immediately paid dividends as the visitors took control.
Striker Mario Mandzukic hit the upright with a well taken long- range effort after being set up by Dzeko just two minutes after the restart and a minute later it was Dzeko who saw his effort fly just pass.
In the 55th minute Wolfsburg grabbed the deserved equalizer when Misimovic's corner found the head of Dzeko and he gave Joerg Butt in goals for Bayern no chance.
Dzeko and Misimovic put the Bayern defence under all sort of pressure, forcing two fine saves from Butt.
Both sides continued looking for a winning goal, but it was Bayern who were the luckier of the two teams as Schweinsteiger found the winner a minute into injury time from a cross from Ribery.