Bayern München 0-1 Real Madrid - recap


FC Bayern München were unable to round off their summer trip to the USA on a high note after suffering a narrow 1-0 friendly defeat to European champions Real Madrid CF.

Wednesday 3 August

Recap all the build-up, action and reaction as it happened below...

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Bayern 0-1 Real Madrid

Goals: 0-1 Danilo (79')


Stat attack

A look at the numbers from the game:

Bayern say goodbye

The Bundesliga champions will now return home to Germany, with just ten more days until they take on Borussia Dortmund in the Supercup.

Full time

The Bavarians pushed for an equaliser that would have taken the game to penalties, but Real held firm to secure a 1-0 win. Ancelotti will nevertheless be satisfied with a largely dominant display played at a good tempo as they look to get up to match fitness.

87' – Thiago goes off

The Spaniard is taken off and is replaced by Erdal Özturk, who scored the winner against Manchester City in a friendly earlier this summer.

84' - Benko goes close!

The substitute has looked sprightly since coming on and his shot from 25 yards out goes narrowly over.

79' - Madrid take the lead

Despite Bayern controlling most of the game it is Real who take the lead, with Danilo breaking the deadlock with a left-footed curler from the edge of the box.

77' - Javi Martinez substituted...

...and is replaced by Milos Pantovic.

73' - Not a bad attendance for a friendly...

68' - Alaba tests Casilla again

The Austrian left-sided specialist pounces on a loose ball just inside the box can't quite get his shot on target.

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62' - Isco hits the post

The midfielder clips an effort off the upright - Real are getting closer here.

59' - Next Morata chance

Real left-back Marcelo intercepts a ball in the Bayern half and powers his way forward before flicking the ball with the outside of his boot to Morata, just inside the left-side of the penalty area. The striker cuts inside and attempts to curl a shot into the far corner, but it goes well wide.

56' - Bayern substitution

Alonso leaves the pitch to a warm ovation and is replaced by a player almost half his age, the 18-year-old Fabian Benko.

52' - Morata chance

The first real opportunity of the half falls to the Spanish side. Lucas Vasquez finds space down the right and fizzes a cross to Alvaro Morata on the edge of the box, but the striker's first-time strike goes harmlessly wide.

Second half!

Real Madrid get the action underway once more. No changes for Bayern at the break.


An entertaining opening 45 minutes with both teams looking to get forward whenever possible. Bayern have had more of the ball and come closer to scoring through Alaba and Thiago, but it's still 0-0.

39' - James lets rip

Not to be outdone by Thiago, Real attacker James Rodriguez unleashes a fierce long-distance shot of his own, but Sven Ulreich had it covered all the way as it flies wide.

33' - Thiago magic

Thiago picks the pull up in midfield a good 40 yards from goal. He drops a shoulder, skips away from his marker and rattles a stinging drive goalwards that Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla does well to save.

25' - Alaba hits the post

Bayern are awarded another free-kick in a similar position to their earlier one. Once again Alaba takes and his effort leaves the goalkeeper stranded but cannons off the post and out for a goal kick. So close!

21' - Classy Alonso

Xabi Alonso has just sprayed a couple of delightful cross-field passes straight to the feet of a team-mate. It is wonderful to watch, but his former side are still standing firm at the back. It is a rather lovely evening for football, is it not?

15' – Real on the attack

Isco turns away from Vidal on the left and shimmies into the box, but his cross into the middle is easily cleared by Bayern.

10' - Alaba goes close

Arturo Vidal is fouled by Sergio Ramos just outside the Real Madrid penalty area. David Alaba lines up the ensuing free-kick and his left-footed drive whistles just wide of the post.

6' – Lively opening

While neither side is at full strength due to injuries and extended holidays after international summer tournaments, they certainly appear to be going for it here. Bayern are dominating possession at the moment but are yet to carve out any chances.


Bayern, playing in their traditional red jerseys, get the ball rolling in front of a packed out stadium, filled with a capacity 82,00 spectators. Real Madrid are in their classic all-white strips.

01:15 - Warming up

The players are out on the pitch and getting their stretches in...

00:50 - Sneak peak!

Everyone loves a glimpse of the pre-match dressing room! Looks like David Alaba picked up a souvenir from Odell Beckham Jnr's visit to Munich last month...

00:35 - Practice makes perfect

Real Madrid may struggle to get hold of the ball once the match kicks off if this video of Bayern's final training session is anything to go by. Carlo Ancelotti's troops demonstrated their extraordinary ability to maintain possession in tight spaces with a game of rondo:

00:05 - Line-ups

Here's how the teams will start the match:

23:45 - Only a game...?

Try telling that to these fans!


22:45 - Stage set

Check out this view of the MetLife Stadium, where team teams will meet in just under three hours:

21:45 - Bundesliga abroad

Bayern are not the only Bundesliga club to have travelled overseas this summer. 1. FSV Mainz 05 were also in the USA, while Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg all headed in the opposite direction to China. Head here for an overview of the tours, including pictures, video highlights and interviews.

21:10 - Friends reunited

Carlo Ancelotti and Xabi Alonso, both formerly of Real Madrid, made sure to greet some old friends during pre-match training...

20:55 - Picture perfect

Bayern's USA Twitter account have succinctly summed up the mood among the club's fans...

20:30 - Pre-match entertainment

Birthday boy Sven Ulreich took on David Alaba in a variety of contests using balls from American sports. Check out how they got on below:

19:15 - Tactical test

Tonight's fixture gives Carlo Ancelotti another opportunity to tinker with his team, iron out some creases and perhaps give a few more hints as to whom he will be picking in Bayern's Bundesliga opener against SV Werder Bremen on 26 August. We at have already given some thought as to who will feature in Ancelotti's first-choice starting XI in 2016/17 – take a look at how we think the best Bayern starting XI is shaping up.

18:17 - limbering up

Bayern warmed up for this fixture by beating Inter Milan 4-1 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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18:05 - "We can be very happy"

There are some interesting quotations from Bayern's executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on the US tour below.

17:30 - speaking of David Alaba... about this for a catch?! If we could insert the round of applause emoji here, we would. And maybe the 100 one that seems to have everyone talking.

17:00 - Alaba in the zone

16:34 - you won't want to miss this one...

16:08 - key stats

15:45 - Room with a view

It's still only the morning in New York and this is the view facing Bayern's players as they arise from their slumber, kindly presented by Holger Badstuber.

15:08 - Julian Green's on fire

The USMNT international has been in quite some form during Bayern's pre-season tour - can we expect more goals from him tonight?

15:00 - Fact attack

Here are all the facts you need to know ahead of tonight's clash:

14:45 - Lahm targets victory

14:28 - Boateng's busy day

The Bayern centre-half Jerome Boateng was at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday.

14:04 - busy Bayern

The next month will be the first of several busy ones for the Bundesliga champions...

13:35 - #BLFantasy is live!

Fancy managing Manuel Neuer? Or what about Mats Hummels? Finding it tough to choose between Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski?! Head here to register and play the official Fantasy Bundesliga!

13:05 - Time for tourism

Thiago Alcantara and Juan Bernat have been enjoying their last few hours in the Big Apple. What is there not to like about New York City?

12:34 - Big impact

Bayern's pre-season tour of the USA comes to an end after tonight's clash. They leave behind plenty of good memories and have certainly picked up more friends and fans along the way. One final push with victory over Real would place the proverbial cherry on top for Ancelotti's men.

12:05 - Anticipation rising

Not only fans of Bayern are looking forward to this clash, Real aficionados and football fans worldwide can hardly wait!

11:15 - Matchday!

It is matchday and the clock is ticking down to the main event of pre-season, and few would argue with that billing.

9:45 - Master and apprentice

Zinedine Zidane was Ancelotti's assistant when Real won the Champions League in 2014. Two years later, he lifted the trophy himself just a few months into his coaching career. The Frenchman has certainly learnt from one of the best in Ancelotti, whom he now hopes to beat at his own game.

9:01 - Countdown continues

FC Bayern have been continuing their preparations ahead of their third and final friendly of their US tour against European champions Real Madrid this evening. As you can imagine, supporters have turned out in their thousands to catch a glimpse of their heroes in action...

Tuesday 2 August

Green staying grounded

There was plenty of media attention as coach Carlo Ancelotti and Julian Green fielded questions at a pre-match press conference.

Silverware on tour

Just in case Bayern fans needed any reminding, the most recent additions to their trophy collection have also made their way Stateside...

Bayern hit the streets

From playing table football, video games, signing autographs and taking rides in helicopters, the Bayern crew have hardly had a moment's rest! Check out some highlights of their stay in New York in the video below:

Bayern beware

This may or may not be an attempt at mind games from the Spanish side ahead of kick-off, but there are certainly some very impressive goals in this collection!

Schalke legend meets Real

Former FC Schalke 04 striker Raul, who spent most of his playing career at Real Madrid, has met up with his former club in New York.

Boateng opens the Stock Exchange

After cutting short his holiday to meet up with team-mates stateside, Jerome Boateng was given the honour of opening up the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

Bayern in the Big Apple

The Bundesliga champions arrived in New York on Monday and have wasted little time seeing the sights. Head here for an overview of some of their activities.

Up close and personal

Here's what David Alaba, Arturo Vidal, Thiago and Co made of the win over Inter:

Free-scoring Bayern

The Bavarians may still be missing a number of high-profile players, including Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer, but they have nevertheless been in fine form so far in pre-season. Check out the video below for highlights of their 4-1 thrashing of Inter Milan in Charlotte.

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