Pleased to meet you: Host coach Jürgen Klopp (r.) presses the flesh with his new FC Bayern
The Catalan tactician is an animated presence on the Signal Iduna Park touchline from the off...
...but it's Klopp who has something to celebrate early on, as Marco Reus capitalises on a
Guardiola's frustration over a botched start to his first full-length competitive game in charge is all too apparent
A fast-paced encounter unfolds, with both coaches absorbed in their respective agendas
Guardiola tries to inject a bit more forward momentum into a Bayern side so far lacking their usual cohesion...
...and nine minutes into the second half, he has the revised score at his fingertips as Arjen Robben hauls the visitors level
The Dortmund defence gave the flying Dutchman far too much space to get off his header - and Klopp didn't miss it
But satisfaction turns to renewed despair for Guardiola just two minutes later as a spectacular
...and barely a minute on from that, the home coach is pumping the air again when Ilkay Gündogan
He uses a designated drinks break to deliver some swift words of advice to his charges...
...and Bayern start chasing the game in earnest - meeting with predictably stiff resistance from the hosts
Another quick Pep talk with Robben proves fruitful as the Bayern No10 strikes again to reduce the deficit to one...
...but Dortmund put the contest beyond doubt when Marco Reus bags
Fair play, and first blood to Borussia: the tactical protagonists shake hands
Old acquaintances: League Association president Dr. Reinhard Rauball
It's been a good evening's work for a visibly drained Klopp and his players
And there's still the obligatory post-match press conference to be attended. Guardiola's thoughts may
...and he has now had a first-hand taster of the standard Bayern's putative main rivals aim to set in the months ahead
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