Emotional Schweinsteiger bids farewell to Bayern Munich

Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger would be a flawless fit for a director's role at Bayern Munich, according to his former team-mate Arjen Robben.

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates with team mates after the match.

Lewandowski, who turned 30 on Tuesday, has won eight titles in four years with Bayern, but was widely criticised in April and May after failing to score in the quarter and semi-finals of the Champions League, against Sevilla and Real Madrid respectively, in two-legged ties.

Bastian Schweinsteiger got a hero's welcome and played one half each for his former and current team in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire as 75,000 fans came out for his testimonial game in Munich's Allianz Arena.

Serge Gnabry and Sandro Wagner scored for Bayern while Schweinsteiger played for the Fire.

Three years after hastily leaving for an 18-month spell at Manchester United, Schweinsteiger, 34, finally said goodbye to Bayern with a testimonial appearance.

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Having moved up from midfield to play as a striker, he dutifully obliged on 83 minutes with a superb volley.

He capped the scoring in the 83rd minute by sprinting into the box and volleying a cross from David Alaba into the net.

On whether Schweinsteiger could return to Bayern, Robben said: 'Yes, of course. "Without you, I wouldn't be here".

"My past belongs only to Bayern and nobody else".

He was presented with a giant framed photo montage of his key moments with Bayern, but the gifts, accolades and praise were heaped on Schweinsteiger long before kick-off in Munich. He joined the elite list which includes the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, Sepp Maier, Lothar Matthaus and Philipp Lahm.

Now in his second year with Chicago Fire, the 2014 World Cup victor retired from worldwide duty in 2016, having made 121 appearances for his country.

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