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To say Pep Guardiola was animated during FC Bayern Munich's opening day win over Borussia Mönchengladbach would be an understatement. <br><b>bundesliga.com</b> presents some of the best shots of the new FCB head coach in his first Bundesliga game in charge... The record German champions started brightly at the Allianz Arena, barely allowing Gladbach a touch of the ball. <br>Guardiola had little to complain about in the opening stages of the <i>Klassiker</i> As the game wore on, however, the Spanish Bayern tactician and former FC Barcelona boss could be seen becoming increasingly agitated on the touchline. <br>Though the hosts raced into an early 2-0 lead, Mönchengladbach had several good opportunities to get back into the match During the course of the game, Guardiola called several of his players to the dugout <br>for brief instructions. Here he tried to get his message across to skipper Philipp Lahm Whatever Guardiola was trying to get his players to do, it didn't always seem to be getting through to them. <br>A Dante own-goal just before half-time reduced the arrears for the visitors Bayern later restored their two-goal advantage through a David Alaba penalty. Not that one could necessarily tell from Guardiola's expression... Bastian Schweinsteiger lasted 73 minutes against Gladbach. Although 'Schweini' didn't have the best of games, Guardiola clearly appreciated the 29-year-old's efforts Despite Guardiola's gesticulating, Möchengladbach continued to threaten right until the final whistle, <br>Max Kruse and Juan Arango looking particularly lively In the end though, it was 'job well done' for Guardiola and Co. as Bayern held on to secure a 3-1 victory in their first Bundesliga match under the Spanish master tactician
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