MUNICH, Germany (Aug. 28, 2018) – The Chicago Fire fell 4-0 to reigning German Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich in Bastian Schweinsteiger’s testimonial match on Tuesday evening at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Schweinsteiger captained the Fire for the first half and represented his former side in the second half.
Serge Gnabry opened scoring for the hosts in the seventh minute when a low, driven shot that deflected off a Fire defender and into goal. Sandro Wagner doubled the lead in the 38th minute with his header on the far post.
After halftime, Bayern pulled ahead 3-0 when Arjen Robben’s deflected left-footed shot found net in the 63rd minute.
Schweinsteiger then capped his celebratory evening by scoring in the 83rd minute.
FCB – Serge Gnabry 7’
FCB – Sandro Wagner 38’
FCB – Arjen Robben 63’
FCB – Bastian Schweinsteiger 83’
Chicago Fire: Stefan Cleveland (Richard Sanchez HT); Nicolas Hasler (Mo Adams 83’), Johan Kappelhof, Bastian Schweinsteiger © (Brandt Bronico HT), Christian Dean (Nicolás Del Grecco 83', Brandon Vincent; Djordje Mihailovic (Drew Conner 76’), Dax McCarty (Grant Lillard 83’); Michael de Leeuw (Alan Gordon 76’), Nemanja Nikolic (Daniel Johnson 83’), Aleksandar Katai (Elliot Collier 76’)
FC Bayern Munich: Sven Ulreich (Manuel Neuer 60’), Sandro Wagner (Robert Lewandowski 61’), Mats Hummels © (Bastian Schweinsteiger HT), James Rodriguez (Jerome Boateng HT), Juan Bernat (Thomas Muller 61’, Meritan Shabani 81’), Leon Goretzka (Jeong WooYeong 37’, Thiago 62’), Serge Gnabry (David Alaba 61’), Corentin Tolisso (Franck Ribery 60’), Joshua Kimmich (Rafinha HT), Lukas Mai (Kilian Senkbeil HT, Oliver Batista Meier 81’), Renato Sanches (Arjen Robben 60’)
Subs not used: Thiago, Robert Lewandowski, Jonathan Meier, Thomas Muller, David Alaba