Bayern beats Schalke to win first title of season

World Cup stars Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose scored in the second half to lead Bayern Munich past Schalke 2-0 in the German Super Cup on Saturday and give the Bundesliga champion its first title of the new season.

Mueller, top scorer at the World Cup and its best young player, scored in the 75th minute with a simple shot into the empty net off a short pass from Klose. Klose took a throughball that beat the offside trap and rounded Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Klose, who had four goals at the World Cup, completed the victory in the 82nd with an easy tap-in from close range off a pass from Ivica Olic.

Bayern’s World Cup stars started training only on Monday after a vacation following the World Cup.

Schalke’s new striker Raul Gonzalez, signed from Real Madrid, missed narrowly with a header early in the game. Klose also struck the post in the second half.

The Super Cup was revived after a 14-year break and pits the Bundesliga champion against the German Cup winner. Bayern won both titles last season and championship runner-up Schalke was picked as the challenger.