Photo: Thomas Muller poses in Bayern Munich’s new home kit

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Bayern Munich donned their new home kit during their Bundesliga encounter with Ausburg.

Bayern Munich are to return to an all-red strip as of next season, with Thomas Muller posing in front of the cameras donning the German outfit’s smart new home kit.

This season, the Bavarians’ kit maker Adidas opted for a rather different approach by coming up with a red and blue striped top – similar to Barcelona shirts of years gone by.

While that surely wasn’t on purpose and a bid to help Catalan boss Pep Guardiola really stamp his authority in Munich, some can argue that it hasn’t really helped their cause in recent weeks.

Despite winning the Bundesliga title, a domestic semi-final cup loss to Dortmund, plus a 3-0 Champions League mauling at the Nou Camp, has culminated in a disappointing season finale for the Bavarians.

They will be hoping the new kit brings better fortunes next season, and judging by its similarities to that of the 2012/13 treble-winning kit, the supporters have every reason to be fairly content with it.

20-goal striker Thomas Muller and Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso were the two men selected to launch the new kit, and it was officially used for the first time during Munich's home match with Ausburg.

However, a shock 1-0 defeat was not what Guardiola and his men had in mind.

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