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Bayern's performance last night impressed many, including Pope Francis

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BAYERN MUNICH’S DISPLAY against Roma in the Champions League last night was incredibly impressive. The 1-7 victory in the Italian capital city was a firm statement of intent and has rightly received plenty of plaudits. But, there was one very special appraisal of how the Bavarians did.

According to Pope Francis, Pep Guardiola’s side ‘played a wonderful game’. His Holiness was speaking earlier today as he hosted the Bayern squad at the Vatican.

The German side brought along a number of gifts for the 77 year-old Argentine, who has been a big fan of the Buenos Aires-based team San Lorenzo since childhood.

Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer presented the pontiff with a signed Bayern shirt while there was also a presentation of a football – a symbol of a forthcoming Bayern friendly that will see €1m of the proceeds go towards various charitable causes.

Gifts Source: FC Bayern Munchen via Facebook

Some of the Bayern players, including David Alaba, seemed genuinely overwhelmed by the experience with the Austrian taking to Twitter to express his delight at the trip.

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