Aug 9, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich
Borussia M'bachBorussia Monchengladbach
Robben (13'), Mandzukic (16'), Alaba (71' pen.)
Mandzukic (87')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Dante (42' og.)
Kramer (43'), Stranzl (52')

Pep Guardiola "satisfied" with hard-fought victory

© PA Photos
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola expects his side to build confidence quickly following their 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has backed his side to build confidence quickly after taking maximum points from their opening Bundesliga match of the season.

Guardiola's first competitive match at the Allianz Arena ended in a 3-1 success for Bayern over Borussia Monchengladbach, with goals for Mario Mandzukic, Arjen Robben and David Alaba.

Despite a hard-fought win Guardiola has admitted that there is plenty of room for improvement, citing a slack period after the interval that gave Gladbach hope of spoiling Bayern's start to the campaign.

He told reporters in a post-match press conference: "We knew it would be a tough match. It's always hard work against Monchengladbach.

"We had no control over the match in the first 15 minutes of the second half.

"We're satisfied with this first victory, but we need a couple more wins to build up our confidence."

The Bavarians profited from a bizarre double penalty award for their third goal against Gladbach, with Alaba scoring from the spot just one minute after Thomas Muller had his effort saved.

Bayern manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline against Sao Paulo on July 31, 2013
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