2013 German Supercup: Pep suffers first defeat

German Supercup won Borussia Dortmund

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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola suffered his first competitive loss after falling to a 4-2 defeat in the German Supercup at the hands of rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Guardiola agreed to join the Bavarian club last season and it was announced that after a year-long sabbatical off the back of his success with Barcelona, he would be replacing Jupp Heynckes.

The Spaniard knew he would be facing a tough task to try and continue the momentum gathered under the German, who ended on the highest of highs by winning the treble of Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League.

The 42-year-old Guardiola is no stranger to success and enjoyed a fruitful playing career with Barcelona as well as winning 13 trophies in a four-year stint in charge at the Nou Camp.

The Supercup final played at the Westfalenstadion, the home of Dortmund, provided a first chance for Pep to demonstrate that his side had grasped his new style of play and understood his philosphy.

However, a brace from Marco Reus along with one Ilkay Gundogan and an own goal from Daniel van Buyten was enough to cancel out a double strike from Arjen Robben and hand Jurgen Klopp’s side the first piece of silverware this term.

Guardiola said: “Even though we lost, I didn’t get the feeling that Dortmund were better than us.

“We still have 10 days to get ready for the Bundesliga restart and to correct our minor errors.”

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