One day after a terrorist attack in Munich killed nine people and injured dozens more, Bayern Munich traveled an hour northwest to the town of Landshut for a friendly against SpVgg Landshut. There was a prematch moment of silence for the victims, and players from both sides wore black armbands.
While everyone wants to come out and try to make sweeping generalizations about every game, it must be remembered that Landshut is a Landesliga (6th division) team before making any judgments on the game.
As per usual with these friendlies, the match was mostly the inferior opposition doing everything in their power to prevent oodles of goals from Bayern. The only regulars that Carlo Ancelotti played on the day were Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez, Juan Bernat, Philipp Lahm, and David Alaba. The rest of the starting lineup was filled with Tom Starke, Julian Green, Matthias Stingl, Niklas Tarnat, Felix Götze, and Daniel Hägler.
Landshut goalkeeper Johannes Huber did a tremendous job in the first half, denying many fantastic opportunities from Bayern. However, Ribery and Alaba managed to grab a pair of goals in quick succession in the first half to put Bayern on top. Hägler added a goal in the second half.
Bayern will depart for the United States on Monday July 25. While in America, Bayern will play three friendlies as part of the International Champions Cup. They will face Milan on July 27 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Inter on July 30 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, and Real Madrid on August 3 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
SpVgg Landshut 0-3 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich: Franck Ribery (34), David Alaba (39), Daniel Hägler (79)
Die Aufstellung: Starke - Hägler, F. Götze, Ribéry, Martínez, N. Tarnat, Bernat, Stingl, Lahm, Alaba, Green. #LANFCB pic.twitter.com/GdCHwt1gMw— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) July 23, 2016