Germany World Cup winger THOMAS MUELLER of Bayern Munich skips over the sliding challenge of Vfl Wolfsburg’s Croatia international winger MARIO MANDZUKIC, a summer signing from NK Dinamo Zagreb, at the Allianz Arena in Bavaria. (Christof Stache/AFP)
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2 – FC Bayern Munich —— Mueller 9′, Schweinsteiger 90+1′
1 – Vfl Wolfsburg ————- Dzeko 55′
Germany World Cup midfielder BASTIEN SCHWEINSTEIGER, who scored just two goals in 33 league games and only three goals from 48 matches in all club competitions last season, struck in injury time to lift BAYERN MUNICH to a 2-1 victory over VFL WOLFSBURG at home in the 2010-11 Bundesliga season-opener for both teams.
Germany national team winger THOMAS MUELLER, who led all players in South Africa at the 2010 World Cup final tournament this summer with eight points (five goals, three assists), grabbed the very first goal of the new Bundesliga season for Bayern Munich.
Bosnia / Herzegovina international striker EDIN DZEKO, who scored 22 goals to lead the German elite league last term, equalized for Vfl Wolfsburg roughly ten minutes into the second half.
Argentina World Cup defender MARTIN DEMICHELIS, after being dropped from the first team in favor of Belgian international DANIEL VAN BUYTEN, caused controversy for Bayern Munich by refusing to sit on the substitute’s bench for the match.
FC BAYERN MUNICH : Butt – Lahm, van Buyten, Badstuber, Contento – van Bommel, Schweinsteiger – Mueller, Kroos (Pranjic 73′), Ribery – Klose (Gomez 73′)
VFL WOLFSBURG : Benaglio – Pekarik (Misimovic 46′), Kjaer, Barzagli, Schaefer – Josue – Riether, Cicero – Ziani (Dejagah 77′), Mandzukic (Grafite 88′) – Dzeko