Bayern Munich remain winless in four pre-season matches under Julian Nagelsmann, despite a dominant first-half display in an eventual 3-0 defeat to Napoli.
As it happened
Bayern are still searching for their first win under Nagelsmann. With the likes of Lewandowski, Goretzka and Gnabry on the field, they were the better side in the first half, but a much-changed and youthful line-up came undone in the second 45. Lower-league Bremer await on 6 August in Nagelsmann's first competitive outing as head coach.
BAYERN CONCEDE A THIRD
Zinedine Machach's only been on the pitch a few minutes, but that's some finish. He takes advantage of some uncertain defending, before smashing an unstoppable effort across goal and into the bottom corner. No chance for Ulreich.
Bayern are refusing to throw in the towel as Scott has a pop from a similar position to Tillman. His first effort is blocked, but he completely mishits the follow-up.
The ball's worked to Tillman just inside the Napoli box, but Koulibaly makes a crucial intervention just as the Bayern youngster was winding up to shoot.
Gaetano, Costa, Zanoli and Rrahmani have joined Ounas on the pitch for Napoli. Smash-and-grab stuff from the Italians, who look happy to sit on their two-goal lead.
OSIMHEN AT THE DOUBLE!
Bayern are caught at once more. The record champions lose possession in midfield, before Malcuit feeds Osimhen for another emphatic finish. Why didn't he do that for Wolfsburg?
MORE ON THAT GOAL
Cuisance is caught out midway through the Bayern half. Napoli swarm, with Osimhen firing low and hard past Ulreich from the edge of the area.
Chris Richards misplaces a pass out from the back. It's straight to Osimhen, who leathers wide of Ulreich's far post. Let-off for Bayern, and the American youngster in particular.
The two players are OK to continue at the Allianz Arena, where the stadium announcer has just confirmed there are some 10,000 supporters in attendance. Imagine the racket if Bayern can find a goal...
There's a nasty clash of heads involving Jamie Lawrence and Victor Osimhen. Both players are receiving treatment, affording their teammates the chance to top up their fluid levels.
Malik Tillman powers past a clutch of Napoli shirts, but the ball goes just out of play before he can cut it back into the danger zone. Encouraging stuff from the German-American, who spent most of last season with the Bayern reserves.
Messrs Pavard, Upamecano, Nianzou, Stanisic, Gnabry, Goretzka, Musiala, Lewandowski make way at half time. Sarr, Arrey-Mbi, Chris Richards, Omar Richards, Cuisance, Rhein, Lawrence and Tillman enter the fray.
Zielinski fires off a warning shot with the last meaningful effort of an entertaining first half. Bayern have been the superior side, with Musiala and Gnabry going closest to breaking the deadlock.
OFF THE POST!
Gnabry shifts the ball onto his preferred right foot, just left of centre. He takes aim, but a deflection takes the shot onto the outside of the near-post and behind. Goretzka's drive from the resultant corner is blocked.
Osimhen rises highest in the Bayern box, but can't keep his header from a Rui cross down. The Nigerian played 14 times for Wolfsburg, without scoring.
Napoli find joy out on the Bayern left once again. A dangerous ball into the box draws Ulreich off his line, but Nianzou gets in a vital touch to turn the ball over before a visiting player can pounce.
Mario Rui swings a ball over to Elmas, whose volleyed attempt draws a flying two-handed save out of Ulreich. Very safe hands.
Nianzou's started this one at centre-back, but continues to showcase what a talented midfielder he is. The French youngster dispossess a Napoli shirt in opposition territory, before smashing a long-range strike into a defender.
Bayern are getting closer as Pavard finds the feet of Musiala in the Napoli box. He controls well and shakes off his marker, but Contini is able to beat his low shot away. Choupo-Moting takes on the loose ball in acrobatic fashion, the Bayern sub tickling the side-netting with his overhead attempt.
Almost from Leroy Sane! He weaves inside off the right, exchanges passes and then takes everyone surprise with a reverse ball into the six-yard box for Lewandowski. It has just too much on it, though. Great idea!
Serge Gnabry pops up on the left-hand side this time. There doesn't appear to be much on for the Bayern winger, but he has other ideas. A left-footed cross very nearly catches out Contini at his near-post, the Napoli stopper fumbling the ball behind. Gnabry's ensuing corner is cleared, though.
Fabulous football from Bayern. Musiala's the catalyst with a robust challenge midway through the Napoli half. He surges forward and finds Sane, whose first-time lay-off is curled narrowly wide by Lewandowski. Superb effort.
Former Wolfsburg striker Victor Osimhen threatens to break clear, but Tanguy Nianzou calmly brushes him off the ball and cleanly wins back possession. The home fans voice their approval.
Goretzka surges forward and forces a corner. Gnabry's initial delivery isn't the best, but his second very nearly finds the head of Upamecano.
The pain's too much for Coman. He can't continue - on comes Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Coman needs treatment after colliding with Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka. He returns to the field to instigate a Bayern attack, but Gnabry's attempt to play in Lewandowski is cut out.
The fans dotted around the Allianz Arena are in fine voice as the game gets under way.
Julian Nagelsmann has Robert Lewandowski at his disposal for the first time as head coach, the Poland international having been on vacation until earlier this week. He spearheads the strongest starting line-up yet of Bayern's pre-season preparations. Benjamin Pavard, Leon Goretzka, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman also go straight in after their UEFA Euro 2020 exertions.
Bayern's pre-season results haven't been what Julian Nagelsmann would have hoped for when he started, with defeats to Cologne and Borussia Mönchengladbach sandwiching a draw with Ajax. But he's got more of his first-team regulars at his disposal today than he has previously head, including a certain Mr. Lewandowski.
After a 2-0 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach, a 2-2 draw with Dutch champions Ajax and a 3-2 loss to Cologne, new Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has at his disposal his strongest side of pre-season so far. Record-breaking 2020/21 top-scorer Lewandowski returns to lead the line, one of a number of UEFA Euro 2020 stars now back from their post-tournament breaks to feature. Although Germany internationals Joshua Kimmich and Manuel Neuer remain away, compatriots Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sane and Niklas Süle all start, as do French pair Benjamin Pavard. and Kingsley Coman. Their fellow Frenchmen Lucas Hernandez and Corentin Tolisso miss out, however. Alphonso Davies is sidelined, but Chris Richards makes the bench alongside summer arrival Omar Richards.
Napoli have a new man in charge themselves, with Luciano Spalletti appointed ahead of the new campaign in place of outgoing head coach Gennaro Gattuso. Spalletti was dealt a pre-season blow this week in the form of injury to one-cap Germany international Diego Demme, with the former Arminia Bielefeld, Paderborn and RB Leipzig player spraining his knee in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Pro Vercelli. UEFA Euro 2020 winning trio Lorenzo Insigne, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Alex Meret are all still enjoying a well-earned break, as is goalkeeper David Ospina after finishing third at this summer's Copa America tournament. Hirving Lozano and Dries Mertens are two more big names that miss out for the Italians, who will look to Nigeria international Victor Osimhen - who made his professional debut in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg - to power them in attack.
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- Lewandowski scored a record 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga outings last term, breaking Gerd Müller's 49-year-old best-mark of 40 strikes in a single season.
- Of Nagelsmann's 32 European meetings as a coach (26 in the UEFA Champions League, six in the Europa League), not once has he faced Italian opposition.
- These teams have met four times in competitive fixtures, with the overall results split down the middle after a win apiece and two draws. A Diego Maradonna-inspired Napoli did, however, get the better of Bayern over two legs in the semi-final of the 1988/89 UEFA Cup before beating VfB Stuttgart in the final to claim the Naples outfit's sole European triumph in their history.
- Demme played in five of Leipzig's six matches en route to the DFB Cup final in 2018/19 but was an unused substitute for the 3-0 defeat to Bayern in the showpiece.
- Osimhen featured 16 times for Wolfsburg - 14 in the Bundesliga - without finding the back of the net for the Wolves.
- One of those appearances came in the final minute of the 2016/17 Bundesliga promotion/relegation playoff second-leg as Wolfsburg secured survival with 2-0 aggregate win over Eintracht Braunschweig.
Bayern: Ulreich - Pavard, Upamecano, Nianzou, Stanisic - Goretzka, Musiala - Sane, Gnabry, Coman - Lewandowski
Subs: Hoffmann, O. Richards, Choupu-Moting, C. Richards, Cuisance, Sarr, Scott, Vidovic, Tillman, Arrey-Mbi, Rhein, Lawrence, Sieb
Out: Davies (ankle), Früchtl (collarbone), Hernandez (knee), Roca (ankle), Tolisso (not included)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Napoli: Contini - Malcuit, Manolas, Koulibaly (c), Rui - Lobotka, Zielinski - Zedadka, Elmas, Politano - Osimhen
Subs: Boffelli, Idasiak, Costa, Rrahmani, Zanoli, Gaetano, Machach, Ounas, Tutino
Out: Demme (knee), Ghoulam (knee), Lozano (concussion), Mertens (shoulder)
Coach: Luciano Spalletti