FC Bayern München marked the start of Carlo Ancelotti's era with a win, but there were setbacks for Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04 in their warm-up matches.
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SV Lippstadt 08 3-4 FC Bayern München
Julian Green scored the first goal of the Carlo Ancelotti era at Bayern as the Italian celebrated a winning debut on the record champions' bench. USMNT international Green converted the rebound after Arjen Robben's penalty was saved, before the Dutchman added his own name on the scoresheet. Robben then left the field with a worrying injury after Franck Ribery had added a third.
A Marvin Joswig own goal made it four early in the second half, before a much-changed Bayern conceded three goals, only just holding on to victory in a game arranged to mark Lippstadt-born Bayern executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's 60th birthday. "The first half was good, after that I didn't want to take any risks," said a satisfied Ancelotti of the game streamed liv on YouTube.
TSV 1860 Munich 1-0 Borussia Dortmund
After three straight wins in pre-season, Dortmund succumbed to their first defeat as Bundesliga 2 outfit 1860 Munich beat Thomas Tuchel's men 1-0 thanks to a Levent Aycicek goal.
VfB Lübeck 1-1 SV Werder Bremen
SV Werder Bremen played two friendly matches on Saturday, with a younger, less experienced side chosen for an 8-0 win at Neuruppin and a more first-team selection picked by Viktor Skripnik for a 1-1 draw with VfB Lübeck.
Fin Bartels scored Bremen's only goal of the game in the seventh minute, holding his nerve in a one-on-one situation. Bartels could have had more than one as he wasted several good opportunities, while Jaroslav Drobny impressed in the Bremen goal before Kubilay Büyükdemir grabbed a last-gasp equaliser.
FC Luzern 4-2 FC Schalke 04
Schalke responded well to falling three goals behind at Swiss side Luzern, but they could not find an equaliser as they succumbed to a 4-2 defeat. Luzern, who are coached by former VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel and make their UEFA Europa League debut later this month, raced three goals in front of a shocked Royal Blues.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar headed a goal back for Markus Weinzierl's men in the 66th minute and a Matija Nastastic volley reduced the arrears further ten minutes later, but Joao Oliveira had the final say, making it 4-2 in the 89th minute.