Bayern Munich lead Barcelona 1-0 at HT

MUNICH (Sporting Alert) — Bayern Munich lead Barcelona 1-0 at half-time in their pre-season football game at Allianz Arena.

Philipp Lahm, playing in a new midfield role, open the scoring for Bayern Munich after he flicked home a ball past Jose Pinto in the 14th minute, following a clever inswinging cross from Franck Ribery.

Lionel Messi,  Alexis Sanchez, Javier Mascherano and Alex Song are amongst the starters for Barcelona, while David Alaba, Thiago, Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery are on the starting list for Bayern Munich.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Mandzukic and  Luiz Gustavo are all on the bench.

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Barcelona team: 13. Jose Pinto 2. Martin Montoya 15. Marc Bartra 14. Javier Mascherano 21. Adriano 12. Jonathan dos Santos 17. Alex Song 24. Sergi Roberto 9. Alexis Sanchez 10. Lionel Messi 20. Cristian Tello.
Subs: 31. Oier Olazabal 3. Sergi Gomez 4. Ilie 6. Jordi Quintilla 7. Kiko Femenia 8. Javier Espinosa 11. Joan Roman 16. Dani Nieto 18. Carles Planas 22. Patric Gabarron 23. Sergi Samper.

Bayern Munich team: 1. Manuel Neuer 21. Philipp Lahm 17. Jerome Boateng 4. Dante 27. David Alaba 13. Rafinha 6. Thiago 39. Toni Kroos 10. Arjen Robben 25. Thomas Muller 7. Franck Ribery.
Subs: 22. Tom Starke 5. Daniel Van Buyten 9. Mario Mandzukic 11. Xherdan Shaqiri 14. Claudio Pizarro 15. Jan Kirchhoff 23. Mitchell Weiser 26. Diego Contento 30. Luiz Gustavo 31. Bastian Schweinsteiger 34. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 36. Emre Can

Reporting by WALTER-HOYOS

Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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