(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Bayern Munich began the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday by beating Wolfsburg 2-1 with goals from Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben shortly before and after the interval.
Bayern dominated the match until a goal by Ivica Olic in the 52nd minute that breathed new life into Wolfsburg's game. Wolfsburg wasted a tremendous late opportunity to earn a point and Robben hit the crossbar in stoppage time.
"It would have been difficult for us if they had made it 2-2," Bayern director Matthias Sammer said.