It was Carlo Ancelotti’s first match in charge of the world’s greatest club Bayern Munich. Bayern rolled to a (mostly) easy 4-3 victory over SV Lippstadt 08 in front of a jam packed Stadion am Bruchbaum.
The friendly match is a gift to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Before joining Bayern back in 1974, Rummenigge was a member of Borussia Lippstadt. That club merged with Lippstädter SV Teutonia in 1997 to form SV Lippstadt 08. (Both original clubs were founded in 1908.)
The proceeds from the match will be split between SV Lippstadt 08 and the local Lippstadt refugee center.
The match was a typical early summer friendly with Bayern missing a bunch of regular players due to the summer’s international competitions. An early assault from the Bavarians saw them up 3-0 after 33 minutes on the back of goals from Julian Green, Arjen Robben, and Franck Ribery. After mass substitutes in the second half and Bayern playing mostly kids from the club’s U19 team, Lippstadt made a brief comeback making the final score 4-3.
It must be remembered that Lippstadt is an Oberliga team before making any judgments on the game.
Bayern will take the field next week on March 20 in a friendly against Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.
Lippstadt 3-4 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich: Julian Green (9), Arjen Robben (16), Franck Ribery (33), Own Goal (50)