Scolari: It was a wonderful game

Although the match was only a pre-season friendly, Scolari feels that defeating one of the powerhouses of world football will give his side a major confidence boost for the rest of the Chinese Super League season. 

"It was great opportunity to compete against a great team and we had our chances. I think this was a wonderful game for our fans," Scholari told reporters. "Of course our players will learn a lot coming up against Bayern and that will help us with the rest of our season." 

Meanwhile, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola put on a brave face after the defeat, which was sealed when Thomas Muller's penalty was brilliantly saved by Guangzhou goalkeeper Zeng Cheng. 

Prior to their loss against Guangzhou, Bayern had begun their tour to Asia strongly, beating Valencia 4-1 in Beijing last Saturday and Inter Milan 1-0 in Shanghai on Tuesday, and Guardiola insists he is happy with where his team stand despite ending their travels with a defeat.

"Tonight was a wonderful match and I am completely satisfied with the condition of my players after this tour," Guardiola said. "Generally speaking, the training here was good. In Beijing and Shanghai it was very good, but we didn't have enough time for a full session in Guangzhou.

"We won twice but the results don't matter too much. No players got injured so that was very good for us."