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Franck Ribery nets hat-trick as Bayern Munich beat Sonnenhof Großaspach 5-3 in friendly

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A 5-3 win to get out the last of the kinks before the Rückrunde starts!

Bayern Muenchen v SG Sonnenhof Grossaspach - Friendly Match Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Another friendly and another win for Bayern Munich in their preparations for their first match of the Rückrunde against Bayer Leverkusen. Frank Ribery netted a hat-trick en route to a 5-3 win over SG Sonnenhof Großaspach at the Allianz Arena. The other two goalscorers for Bayern were Thomas Müller (50’) and Kingsley Coman (33’), while Saliou Sane (penalty, 40’)), Pascal Sohm (56’), and Mario Rodriguez (61’) provided the goals for Großaspach.

Jupp Heynckes once again utilized the occasion to field two different teams (via Bundesliga.com) in each half, just as he did in the friendly win against Al Ahli in Qatar:

First half: Ulreich – Rafinha, Süle, Boateng, Alaba – Tolisso, Vidal – Robben (c), James, Coman – Wagner

Second half: Starke - Götze, Martinez, Mai, Bernat - Rudy, Dorsch - Ribery, Shabani, Friedl - Müller

Plenty of credit is due for Sascha Hildmann and his Großaspach side, who showed no fear going forward against Bayerm, especially in the first half. After going 1-0 down through Coman’s goal in the 33rd minute, Großaspach responded and were well rewarded when Sane converted a penalty in the 40th minute to put things level.

The second half brought about a plethora of goals for the 5,000 fans inside the Allianz Arena. Müller struck first in the 50th minute shortly after Großaspach’s Meritan Shabani hit the crossbar with a headed effort. Sohm equalized just six minutes later for the visitors with a finely-struck 35 yard effort, catching Tom Starke slightly off of his line.

The strike from Sohm served as Bayern’s cue to tidy up their play. Franck Ribery took the initiative, going on to score three goals within a span of 12 minutes, the second two of which (63’, 71’) came after Mario Rodriguez had pegged one back for the visitors with a finely taken left-footed strike.

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