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FC Bayern Munich ended a streak of five consecutive defeats against Borussia Dortmund to lift the German <br> Supercup and land the first blow of the 2012/13 season with a 2-1 win at the Allianz Arena Three months after freshly-recrowned champions Borussia Dortmund dismantled FC Bayern Munich in the capital to seal a domestic <br> double, the DFB Cup returned to action, with 64 teams ranging from the Bundesliga right down to the sixth-flight 'Oberliga' involved The big guns all made progess, but Bundesliga outfits Hamburger SV, 1899 Hoffenheim, <br> Eintracht Frankfurt and Greuther Fürth all fell victim to lower-league opposition Reigning champions Borussia Dortmund kicked off their title defence with a 2-1 victory over Werder <br> Bremen in the opening match of the 50th Bundesliga season FC Bayern Munich got their 2012/13 Bundesliga campaign off to a winning start with an ultimately comfortable 3-0 win at top-flight newcomers <br> Greuther Fürth., with new signing Mario Mandzukic (r.) among the goals Matchday 1 proved a weekend of mixed fortunes for the Bundesliga's promoted <br> sides, as Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Düsseldorf opened with wins Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund were dealt a tough draw in the UEFA Champions League group stages after being pitted alongside nine-time <br> winners Real Madrid, English Premier League titleholders Manchester City and Dutch giants Ajax in Group D Last season's runners-up Bayern Munich were given a somewhat more manageable task in Group F, <br> with Valencia of Spain and France's Lille OSC, as well as Belarussian outfit BATE Borisov FC Schalke 04, semi-finalists in the competition in 2011, were drawn against Lukas Podolski's Arsenal, <br> Greek record champions Olympiacos and Ligue 1 winners Montpellier in Group B Javier "Javi" Martinez (m.) became the latest big-name signing to join the ranks at FC Bayern <br> Munich, completing a record move from Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao Rafael van der Vaart returned to former haunt Hamburger SV on the final day of a hectic summer transfer window. The Dutchman <br> spent three years at the club between 2005-2008, before spells at Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur
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