Aug 22, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich
2-1
Wolfsburg
Muller (37'), Robben (47')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Olic (52')
Gustavo (69'), Arnold (87')

Philipp Lahm: 'Bayern Munich struggled with 3-5-2 formation'

Philipp Lahm admits that Bayern Munich struggled to adapt to the 3-5-2 system that they employed in the season-opening Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg on Friday.

Philipp Lahm has conceded that Bayern Munich struggled to enjoy the dominance that they crave in a 3-5-2 system against Wolfsburg on Friday night.

Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola switched to four in defence later on in the game as the champions eventually secured a 2-1 victory, and Lahm believes that there is still plenty of work for the players to do before they hit top form.

"We started with a three-man backline," Lahm told the official Bundesliga website. "But then we realised it was putting us at a disadvantage out wide, and that we weren't able to close down the spaces well enough so we switched to four at the back.

"I think it took us the first quarter of an hour to get into the game, and then we played very well until the 60th minute, but towards the end you could see that we were running out of steam a bit."

Bayern continue their Bundesliga campaign against Schalke 04 next Saturday.

Bayern's Philipp Lahm celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Nuremberg during their Bundesliga match on February 8, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern Munich18142240122844
2RB Leipzig189453026431
3Schalke 04Schalke188642924530
4Borussia DortmundDortmund1885539241529
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen187743526928
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach188462830-228
7Augsburg187652823527
8Hoffenheim187652823527
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt187652119227
10Hannover187562728-126
11Hertha Berlin186662626024
12Wolfsburg1831142121020
13Stuttgart1862101421-720
14Freiburg184861832-1420
15Mainz 05184592131-1017
16Werder Bremen183781421-716
17Hamburger SV1843111526-1115
18FC Koln1823131233-219
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