Who goes to cease this Munich tremendous? FC Bayern opened the sixtieth anniversary season of the Bundesliga with a goalless go to of Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt and made a powerful assertion to the competitors.
With a 6:1 (5:0) victory on Friday night time in entrance of 51,500 spectators in the Frankfurt Arena, the defending champions strongly emphasised their ambitions for the eleventh championship in a row on the first day of the match. On the different hand, the Hessians suffered a serious setback earlier than the UEFA Supercup towards Champions League winners Real Madrid subsequent Wednesday in Helsinki.
“It was good. If you win 6-1 right here – that was an ideal start,” stated Thomas Müller on “Sat.1”. And coach Julian Nagelsmann summed it up: “The first half was unbelievable in phrases of soccer. In the second half it was a bit regular to be gradual, perhaps that is sensible too.
In a fast-paced and generally wild sport, Joshua Kimmich (4th), Benjamin Pavard (eleventh), Sadio Mané (twenty ninth), Jamal Musiala (thirty fifth) and Serge Gnabry (forty third) made every thing clear to them earlier than the break as unresolved storms. Bayern. It was solely after the change that Frankfurt got here in a bit higher and had been rewarded with the new identify of Randal Kolo Muani (sixty fourth) after a giant mistake by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Musiala (83rd) completed the sport along with his second aim.
Muller’s wonderful view
Tómas Müller brought about the strangest scene of the sport in the twenty third minute. The nationwide participant didn’t put the ball into the empty aim from a brief distance. When he fell, Müller solely hit the put up after a not totally clear go from Gnabry, after which the ball hit his head. Pure slapstick.
Nagelsmann was spoiled for alternative and selected the identical beginning line as in the Supercup look towards RB Leipzig (5:3) – and thus towards the new arrival Matthijs de Ligt, who spent virtually 70 million euros. National participant Leroy Sané was additionally sitting on the bench at first. Neuer’s goalkeeper stated he was match for motion after his gastrointestinal sickness. And in entrance of Mané got here a storm, the new attract the league.
The Senegalese striker scored the first aim after 90 seconds, however his header from Kimmich’s nook clearly missed the goal. Just just a little later Kimmich did it higher – and the way! With a free kick from inside the proper, the nationwide participant bought behind Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who was contemplating a cross, and boldly lobbed the ball over the wall in brief nook. The proper put up helped.
Eintracht utterly off the roll
Eintracht had been utterly off the mark and simply six minutes later conceded a second aim by means of Pavard, who mercilessly punished the silence in the Frankfurt again line. Only then did the host give the first signal of life. Central defender Tuta was unfortunate although, as he solely hit the crossbar along with his header. Neuer would have been powerless.
The Munich workforce shook themselves quick – and continued their fast-paced, continuous soccer. Very alert, aggressive and robust collectively, the star meeting launched one harmful assault after one other on the different aim. The reward: three extra targets in the first spherical by Mané, Musiala and Gnabry. 5-0 was the greatest lead at half-time since the opening video games had been launched.
Mané was known as into the loop by the followers
In the first match after the departure of Robert Lewandowski (FC Barcelona), the offensive sport was now not targeted on a striker, however Mané, Müller and Gnabry usually exchanged locations, crossing so much and was They are obscure for Frankfurt. Musiala, who could be very robust at the second, appeared in every single place in the entrance.
Eintracht confirmed each trick in the e-book, however in the meantime he had an ideal probability to make it 1-2 by means of Jesper Lindström (26′). Coach Oliver Glasner’s facet had been far too open on the defenders and thus invited Bayern’s lightning-fast strikers to assault. There was additionally not sufficient offense from the Champions League companion, particularly as Bundesliga returnee Mario Götze was nonetheless absent. Far too little got here from winger Filip Kostic, who’s being closely courted by Juventus Turin.
Glasner accepted and launched three new gamers Kristijan Jakic, Christopher Lenz and Kolo Muani in the second half. In addition, the coach ought to have discovered the proper phrases in the cabin. After a aim was disallowed in response to video proof, Kolo Muani scored to make it 1:5 after a mistake by Neuer, who went out of the penalty space, was punished.
The Munich workforce shifted down at least one gear, which gave Eintracht extra probabilities like these of Ansgar Knauff (69th). But he was now not harmful for the defending champion.