Shanghai - Mario Götze's late strike sealed a 1-0 victory for FC Bayern München over FC Internazionale Milano at the Shanghai Stadium as part of the Bundesliga World Tour 2015.
Bayern dominated proceedings from the off, but Philipp Lahm, who was later withdrawn with a knock, spurned the German champions' best chance of the first period. It was a similar tale after the break, with the Italians defensively resilient in the face of more Bayern pressure and it took until Götze's calm finish ten minutes from time for Pep Guardiola's side to seal a deserved victory, their second since arriving in China.
With Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng back involved, Guardiola sent out an experienced starting line-up. The Bundesliga record champions were on top in a fast-paced opening spell, with Douglas Costa a perennial threat, creating chances which Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller failed to take. David Alaba flashed a free kick wide on the half-hour mark while Lahm's effort was cleared off the line five minutes later. Shortly before the break, the Bayern skipper was replaced by Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg after taking a minor knock to the lower leg.
Götze settles it
It was a similar tale after the restart, despite the entrance of Götze and new signing Joshua Kimmich. The Bavarians remained in control, but could not manage to break down the Nerazzuri's well-organised defence. Lahm's replacement Höjbjerg came closest with a 57th-minute free-kick, but it took until Götze finished coolly from Sebastian Rode's superb pass in the 80th minute for Guardiola's side to be able to celebrate a second win from as many games in the world's most populous nation.