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FC Bayern München v 1. FC Union Berlin - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern Munich got back to its winning ways in a thoroughly unconvincing 1-0 home win over Union Berlin.

Germany men’s national team manager Julian Nagelsmann watched as his former team took care of business in a Hinrunde match rescheduled from December due to a snowstorm. But it must have been a hard watch.

Thomas Tuchel’s lineup turned heads by excluding Alphonso Davies in favor of Raphäel Guerreiro at left-back, but it was ultimately vindicated after the Portuguese international pounced on a rebound to score the game’s only goal. Harry Kane, bereft of service for most of the match, ended goalless — though he did have one strong finish ruled out due to a Leroy Sané offside.

Kane’s teammate Eric Dier made his debut in Bayern colors after a slight injury concern for center-back Dayot Upamecano. By the time the game was over, we got a look at an Aleksander Pavlović/Leon Goretzka double pivot in midfield, with Joshua Kimmich at right-back. Thomas Müller nearly found his way to a Müller-esque goal, but like so many of Bayern’s chances, ended up in nothing.

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