Bundesliga: The Bavarian powerhouse had 17 shots on target in just the first half, and the visitors were able to ignore Thomas Müller’s hilarious miss.
As the new Bundesliga season got underway, Bayern Munich thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 thanks to a goal from Sadio Mané on his league debut.
Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabry, and Jamal Musiala all scored twice, and Bayern showed that Robert Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona in the summer didn’t hurt them.
Lewandowski’s departure, according to Musiala, “means we have to find new ways to score because he always scored 40 goals a season.” Bayern’s dominance over the team that won the Europa League last season shows that it is still the clear favourite to win a record-setting 11th straight championship.
The Bavarian powerhouse had 17 shots on target in just the first half, and the visitors were able to ignore Thomas Müller’s absurd miss.
The German anthem was passionately performed by pop singer Carolin Niemczyk at the opening ceremony, and both events were whistled by the home crowd. They also celebrated the event in their own unique way by detonating prohibited fireworks behind one of the goals.
The visitors may have even benefited as a result, as Kimmich scored through the smoke with a free kick that deflected against the right post in the fifth minute. Kevin Trapp, the goalkeeper for Frankfurt, was slow to respond since he was anticipating a cross.
When Müller’s shot was stopped, Pavard’s rebound made it 2-0 in the eleventh.
The game “took a specific course” after the first two goals, according to Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner. “We wanted too much and were too wild. And you can observe the results when you give an infraction like that a lot of leeway. Bayern’s third goal came in the 29th minute off of Gnabry’s floating pass. The attacker from Senegal scored his first Bundesliga goal after joining from Liverpool.
Musiala had a tap-in from Müller in the 35th minute, and Gnabry scored the fifth right before halftime.
For the struggling home squad, only the interval offered solace.
After reacting with three substitutions during the first half, Glasner gave a much more encouraging performance in the second half.
new signature In the 64th minute, Kolo Muani scored on his league debut after forcing Manuel Neuer, the overconfident goalkeeper, to make a mistake.
But none of the guests grew frightened. Before scoring his second goal in the 83rd, Musiala showed off his excellent footwork.