Off the mark! Sadio Mane nets his first league goal for Bayern Munich as Julian Nagelsmann’s champions kickstart their bid for an 11th straight Bundesliga title with a 6-1 rout away to Eintracht Frankfurt (and they hit FIVE before half-time!)
- Julian Nagelmann’s team scored five in the first half against Frankfurt
- Sadio Mane notched his first Bundesliga goal in the rout
- Frankfurt managed a consolation on 64 minutes but were unable to turn the tide
Champions Bayern Munich fired five goals past woeful Eintracht Frankfurt in the first half on the way to an electric 6-1 victory in the Bundesliga season opener on Friday.
The Bavarians put down a marker at the start of the campaign as they look to land an 11th consecutive league crown, and outclassed the Europa League winners, who face Real Madrid in the Super Cup next week, with new signing Sadio Mane on target.
Mane, who also scored in last week’s German Super Cup win over RB Leipzig, was among five different scorers in a scorching first half with Joshua Kimmich’s audacious free kick that went in off the post opening their account in the fifth minute.
Sadio Mane scored his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern in their opening game against Frankfurt
Benjamin Pavard celebrates with boss Julian Nagelsmann after scoring Bayern’s second goal
Benjamin Pavard drilled in their second six minutes later just before Eintracht hit the woodwork through Tuta.
But Mane headed home a Serge Gnabry cross in the 29th to make it 3-0 and then sent Thomas Mueller, who also hit the post, through to set up Jamal Musiala for their fourth in the 35th with a simple tap-in and the Eintracht defence in tatters.
Gnabry also got onto the scoresheet two minutes before the break, burying any thoughts that Bayern may struggle in attack after the departure of striker Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.
Jamal Musiala doubled his tally on 83 minutes to complete Bayern’s rout
Eintracht, who will play in the Champions League this season, were livelier after the break as Bayern eased off and they pounced on goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s error outside the box to score through Randal Kolo Muani in the 64th.
Musiala, however, wrapped up the scoring when he latched onto Leroy Sane’s assist to slot in his second goal of the evening seven minutes from time to complete the rout.
Bayern will face Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena next Sunday as they continue their Bundesliga campaign.
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