Bayern beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in Bundesliga

(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.

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