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Guangzhou Evergrande stun Bayern in penalty shootout

2015-07-24 09:08

By (Xinhua/Agencies)

Guangzhou Evergrande stun Bayern in penalty shootout

Bayern Munich's captain Philipp Lahm jumps for the ball during their friendly soccer match against Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC's in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, China July 23, 2015. Bayern Munich lost 5-4 on spot-kicks after finishing 0-0 against Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC. [Photo/Agencies]

Bayern almost took the lead just six minutes into the game, but Pierre Hojbjerg saw his header wide off the post.

Ricardo Goulart, Gao Lin and Robinho's attempts in three minutes forced Manuel Neuer to make excellent saves.

Lahm and Thiago Alcantara came off the bench after the half break, before Muller and Xabi Alonso replaced Gotze and Joshua Kimmich in the 55th minute.