After scoring five goals last Saturday in the German Super Cup against Leipzig, Bayern Munich offered a new offensive recital in the Bundesliga opener. The Bavarians won big on Friday evening at Eintracht Frankfurt (6-1) thanks to a brace from Jordan Musiala and goals from Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard, Sadio Mané, Serge Gnabry. Former Nantes Randal Kolo Muani scored the only success for the last Europa League winners.
The match: a devastating first half
Bayern Munich started the match at a fast pace. Julian Nagelsmann’s players were dangerous and effective from the start. Joshua Kimmich fooled Kévin Trapp with an eccentric direct free-kick (5th) before Benjamin Pavard grabbed a second from a corner with a header (11th). In the process, Frankfurt reacted quickly with Tudd’s header from a corner crashing onto Manuel Neuer’s crossbar (13th). Just before the half-hour mark, Jesper Lindström saw his shot graze the German goalkeeper’s right post. Unique Frankfurt actions in the first half.
Dominating, Bayern exerted constant pressure on their opponent, who were quickly suffocated and helpless. The Bavarian waves followed one another and so did the goals. Author of a magnificent meeting, Sadio Mané then served deep Thomas Müller who found the post (23rd). The Senegalese international, much thrown, took over, a few minutes later, with a header from a ball stolen from Serge Gnabry to make it 3-0 (29th), before being involved in the action of the Musiala’s goal (4-). 0, 35th). Not content, Julian Nagelsmann’s men leveled before the break with Gnabry’s chipped ball over Trapp. 45 minutes of high intensity, 5-0 at the break, 17 three-point shots. Bayern’s dominance was indisputable.
Frankfurt could only start the second half better. Oliver Glasner thus made three changes when returning from the dressing room. The last winner of the Europa League played more in the opposite field, without, however, becoming dangerous at the beginning. However, Evan Ndicka’s partners pushed on and managed to save honor thanks to Randal Kolo Muani, author of his first goal in Germany, taking advantage of a mistake by Manuel Neuer (1-5, 64th)
This had the merit of waking up the Bavarians, alternating current in the second half. Sadio Mané (73rd) and then Leroy Sané (78th) worried Trapp, before Jamal Musiala scored two goals (6-1, 83rd). Match, set and Bayern match.