East Rutherford - Bayern Munich finished their tour of the
USA with a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid after a stunning Danilo strike sealed the
European champions' friendly victory in New Jersey.
In front of 82,012 fans at the MetLife-Stadium, the home of
NFL sides the New York Jets and New York Giants, full-back Danilo hit the
winning goal from 20 yards out on Wednesday, which beat Bayern's second string
goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.
The German champions were missing France winger Franck
Ribery with a minor knock, but held Zinedine Zidane's Real for long periods
before Danilo's winner 11 minutes from time.
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Bayern had come close to opining the scores when David Alaba
hit the post with an early free-kick.
Despite the loss, Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti was happy
with the performance as the Bundesliga champions fine tune their team ahead of
their match with Borussia Dortmund away in the German Super Cup on August 14.
"I have a lot of trust in my players and I am certain
we're going to have a good season," said Ancelotti, who has replaced Pep
Guardiola, with Munich chasing a fifth straight Bundesliga title when the
league season starts on August 26.
This was Bayern's second defeat on their tour of the US
having lost 5-3 to AC Milan on penalties, then recorded a thumping 4-1 win over
Real have won both of their last two games in the US, having
also beaten Chelsea 3-2, since losing their opening game 3-1 to Paris
Saint-Germain in Ohia.For
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