Record! Mathys Tel is Bayern's youngest goalscorer
This guy is one for the future! New boy Mathys Tel made his full debut in FC Bayern's 5-0 (2-0) victory over Viktoria Köln in the DFB Cup, marking the occasion with a goal. At just 17 years and 126 days old, the attacker is now the German record champions' youngest goalscorer. Jamal Musiala (17 years, 205 days) was the previous record holder.
Nagelsmann: An investment for the future
"Mathys scored a great goal," enthused coach Julian Nagelsmann, before highlighting the young Frenchman's qualities: "He's a very good dribbler, has great technique and is very good with the ball at his feet. But he didn't overdo it today, he was smart on the ball." At the same time, the FCB coach also stressed: "He's an investment for the future. It's not easy at 17 to become a regular at Bayern. He's a player we need, that's why we have him. We're looking forward to him furthering his development."
New arrivals make an impact
Tel's goal is emblematic of FC Bayern's strong work in the summer transfer window. The attacker is the fourth new signing to score on his debut this season (the others being Sadio Mané, Matthijs de Ligt and Ryan Gravenberch). The latter also did so on Wednesday evening, just moments before Tel. The Dutchman made it 1-0 in the 35th minute and set up his French teammate's goal (45+1') shortly before the interval.
There is "a lot of competition" in the team, Nagelsmann said, describing his squad depth: "That's good, but also not easy for me. I don't think you can compare the team with the one from the second half of last season." Leon Goretzka agreed: "We've brought in good players, especially in positions where it was clear last year who would play. You could see that in the game today," explained the 27-year-old.
Tel can hit more heights
Staying on the subject of new boys, Tel broke another record on Wednesday evening. Since FCB's promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965, no other Bayern player has been as young on their debut in the DFB Cup as the club's new number 39. And he could set more records as early as next week. If he plays against Inter Milan in the Champions League, Tel would also be the youngest FCB player in UCL history.
The match report: