Thiago off mark as bayern add to medal haul
Bayern Munich took yet another title with a 5-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the final of the pre-season Telekom Cup.
Having beaten Hamburg 4-0 in Saturday's semi-finals, European champions Bayern romped to another win, with new signing Thiago Alcantara scoring in the first half to claim his first goal for the Bavarians.
"We're happy – it's always good to win a pre-season tournament," said coach Pep Guardiola, who has changed Bayern to a 4-1-4-1 system from the conventional 4-2-3-1 formation.
"We have a few things to improve still, we aren't moving enough yet, but it's early in the season and we have a long, long road."
Having made his Munich debut on Saturday against Hamburg, the 22-year-old Thiago chested home his first goal for the European champions yesterday.The Spain U-21 captain signed from Barcelona last Monday in a four-year deal for an initial fee of €20m.