Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 on Saturday in an International Champions Cup fixture in Austria.

Both the teams were opening their ICC campaigns in Klagenfurt. It was Bayern who took the 3 points in Niko Kovac’s first game in charge. PSG were missing their World Cup winners, although they did start Adrien Rabiot, who was snubbed from the French squad. Bayern too were missing their group of German players, despite their unexpected exit from the World Cup this year.

Adrien Rabiot executed a powerful header demanding a quick save from Bayern stopper Sven Ulreich. On the other end, Gianluigi Buffon made a low dive to his right to block an awkward shot from Batista-Meier.

PSG controlled the first half as Timothy Weah, son of legend George Weah, scored in the 31st-minute. Even though the goal owed plenty to Rimane‘s exceptional work, the defender winning a loose pass, juggling the ball as he broke away and sending Weah clear with an outstanding pass.

Bayern dominated the second half nearly equalising in the opening minute of the second half as Sandro Wagner‘s header thumped the crossbar, then Nkunku missed a well-made opportunity by shooting wide from Rabiot’s low cross. 

Finally, Javier Martinez met with Robben’s excellent corner to level the score in the 60th minute.

Substitute keeper Remy Descamps was completely beaten from a beautifully struck Renato Sanches free-kick in the 68th minute. After substitute Joshua Zirkzee finished a well-weighted pass from Serge Gnabry in the 78th minute, victory was sealed.

Thomas Tuchel‘s PSG goes against Unai Emery‘s Arsenal in after a week and will hope to find form the beginning of the season. Bayern, on the other hand, face Serie A champions Juventus on Thursday.

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