Saturday, 25. October 2014
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Red Bull Salzburg secured a surprise 3-0 win against Bayern Munich at the weekend during a friendly match between the two at the Austrian sides home ground.
The Austrian team had 14 attempts at the goal in less than an hour and had taken the three goal lead by half time.
Bayern, often described as one of the best teams in the world, were playing in an experimental mode with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as a central defence and keeping midfielder Javi Martinez to the right of the pitch. Other players such as captain Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribery were kept off the field and given time to rest.
Bayern Coach Pep Guardiola admitted that Red Bull Salzburg were the better side on Saturday. He said: "If we don't play well, plenty of teams are better than us. We learned some good lessons about ourselves."
However, with Lahm and Ribery, along with other absent players Arjen Robben, Daniel van Buyten and Bastian Schweinsteiger expected to return this week, Saturday’s match is probably just a blip in the usually strong performances from the German side.
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