German champions Bayern Munich claimed a 1-0 win against J-League side Kawasaki Frontale in an energetic international club football friendly Saturday at Tokyo's National Stadium.

Croatia international Josip Stanisic's 57th-minute goal proved the difference between two attacking sides looking to play on the front foot at the Tokyo Olympic Games venue.

Bayern Munich's Josip Stanisic scores against Kawasaki Frontale during an international club football friendly at Tokyo's National Stadium on July 29, 2023. (Kyodo)

Winners of four J1 titles in the past six seasons, Kawasaki started brightly against the Bundesliga powerhouse, who opened their preseason summer tour of Japan with a 2-1 loss to English Premier League champions Manchester City at the same venue on Wednesday.

Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel made nine changes at the break and his side looked in control for the majority of the second half. Stanisic gave them the lead on a counterattack, winning possession near halfway and exchanging passes with midfielder Ryan Gravenberch before firing home from the middle of the area.

"It was a very tough game. We weren't able to do a lot of the things we wanted, but it was good to get the win," Stanisic said.

Both sides missed chances to add to the scoresheet, with Bayern finishing the game with 21 shots to Kawasaki's seven.

Kawasaki Frontale forward Yu Kobayashi (2nd from R) looks to shoot during an international club football friendly against Bayern Munich at Tokyo's National Stadium on July 29, 2023. (Kyodo)

Related coverage:

Football: Laporte strike gives Manchester City 2-1 win over Bayern