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Aug 30, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at Allianz Arena
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Ribery (47'), Martinez (120')
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Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea

Sports Mole looks ahead to Friday night's European Super Cup clash between Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Prague.

While Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho may respect each other for what they have achieved in the game, there is no love lost between the two.

They locked horns on numerous occasions while in charge of Spain's biggest two clubs, with both enjoying success.

However, it is the triumphs of two other managers that have resulted in them being involved in Friday's European Super Cup in Prague. Guardiola has inherited a Bayern Munich side that won the Champions League as part of a treble under Jupp Heynckes, while Mourinho has replaced interim boss Rafael Benitez at Europa League winners Chelsea.

Both Guardiola and Mourinho are unbeaten in competitive contests so far in their new roles, although their sides did only pick out draws last time out against Freiburg and Manchester United respectively.

German champions Bayern could be without vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger against the Blues after the midfielder picked up an ankle complaint against Frieburg.

Guardiola, though, is expected to recall Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic to his starting lineup.

Meanwhile, having started the game against Man United without a recognised centre-forward, Mourinho is believed to be considering using Fernando Torres from the outset.

Recent form

Bayern: WWWWWD

Chelsea: WWLWWD

Possible starting lineups

Bayern: Neuer; Alaba, Dante, Van Buyten, Lahm; Kroos, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Gotze, Ribery; Mandzukic

Chelsea: lineup Cech; Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole; Lampard, Ramires; Hazard, Oscar, Mata; Torres

Sports Mole says: 3-1

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Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola during a pre-season friendly on July 23, 2013
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