Soccer-Improving Bayern beat Man City as season start looms (Reuters)

MUNICH, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Treble winners Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Manchester City 2-1 in a mini pre-season tournament final on Thursday and look on track for the season’s start next week. Bayern, who lost 4-2 to rivals Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup last week, take on lower-tier SW Rehden in the German Cup first round on Monday. “We played a good first half but did not attack enough,” Bayern’s new coach Pep Guardiola told reporters. “Obviously City are a very strong team. With some substitutions in the second it worked better. I am optimistic for the season. …

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