Heynckes pleased with Bayern discipline

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Bayern defeated Leverkusen in the first game of the season 3-1, with Niklas Süle, Corentin Tolisso, and Lewandowski scoring.

Leverkusen picked up points in 12 straight games, helping the club move from 14th in the table to fourth.

As such, it came as little surprise to see Bayern's opener come via a corner, with Javi Martinez slamming home after Leverkusen failed to clear their lines.

Bayern ran out comfortable 3-1 winners over Leverkusen when the teams last met in Munich in August, but Heynckes' side last won away at Leverkusen in 2013.

The game started at a frantic tempo, with both sides counter-attacking each other with real speed and intent in the opening stages.

This time Vidal saw a header blocked after Arjen Robben's corner from the right.

Pacey Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey (centre) plans to put on a show against Bayern Munich.

But five minutes into the second half any Bayern were back in front when Muller scored. Both players are trying to overcome minor injuries. Lars Bender and Dominik Kohr are good players, but they are more workman in their approach as they look to chase down their opponents and battle for the ball before moving it onto their more creative players. "After the 2-0 we lost a bit of our concentration and had unforced errors with the ball".

- Wendell played in his 100th Bundesliga game and became the fifth Brazilian to do so for Leverkusen. Bayer have scored the third most goals in the Bundesliga, behind only Borussia Dortmund and Bayern. The youngster danced past Sule as he weaved in and out before he curled a sublime effort that beat everyone, but it clipped the top of the bar.

Leverkusen went from having very little threat to being back on level terms, but it was hardly deserved when taking into account how the second-half was going. We will be able to increase their training schedule from next Monday, but it would be negligent to let them play. Volland was then rolled in in the box but, on his favoured foot, he took an very bad touch which allowed Bayern to close him down and force the ball out for a corner.

However, Bayern were in control throughout and that particularly pleased their veteran coach as they march on towards a sixth successive league title.

Bayern held off a late charge from Leverkusen, with a handsome free kick from James Rodriguez in the 91st minute all but ensuring a winning return to Bundesliga action for Die Roten. After 17 matches, the Bavarians have already opened up an 11 point lead over Schalke in second place.

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