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|Bayern Munich 3-1 Hoffenheim: Bundesliga champions win first league game under Niko Kovac
| maxbet Bayern Munich began their defence of the Bundesliga title - and Niko Kovac's reign as manager - with a 3-1 victory at home to Hoffenheim.Kovac succeeded Jupp Heynckes following his retirement shortly after they won their sixth successive German league title, and after leading them to DFL-Supercup glory against his former club Eintracht Frankfurt, the Croatian has delivered their first Bundesliga win of the new term.
After a disappointing summer for German football in which the 2014 World Cup winners were unexpectedly knocked out at the group stage, Thomas Muller needed only 23 minutes to give Bayern the lead.An equalising goal from Adam Szalai and two disallowed efforts threatened to undermine Kovac's hopes of continuing his winning start, but the manager introduced Arjen Robben after Kingsley Coman was lost to injury and, after Robert Lewandowski's penalty, the Dutchman secured all three points.
Robben and James Rodriguez had been named on the bench, with Kovac preferring Coman and Franck Ribery, maxbet but the manager otherwise selected the XI that was expected.In an encouraging start, Muller scored in the opening game of the Bundesliga season for the third time in five years after, amid pressure on his debut, Hoffenheim's Kasim Nuhu conceded a corner.
Joshua Kimmich delivered a cross and the forward jumped to send a powerful, close-range header beyond goalkeeper Oliver Baumann and into the back of the net. maxbet Coman was consistently impressing but on the stroke of half-time was lost to injury. Having repeatedly stretched Hoffenheim's defence he was left in a pile by Nico Schulz's aggressive challenge, which appeared to injure the winger's left ankle, leading to Robben coming on.