Six facts on a six-goal rout by FC Bayern
Five different goalscorers and six goals in their Bundesliga opener allowed Bayern's players and fans to celebrate long into Friday evening in Frankfurt. "When we play this energetically, we have a huge amount of quality," Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann summarised, before adding: "We are not easy to defend when our four or five attackers start playing. It's fun to watch." After the 5-3 win in the Supercup at RB Leipzig, Bayern were also convincing in their 6-1 hammering of Eintracht at Frankfurt on the season's opening day - and provided many positive stories:
1. Opening day experts
FC Bayern and the Bundesliga opener - it's a match! FCB have not lost any of their last 11 opening games to a season, equalling a club record (also winning 11 on the trot from 1986 to 1996).
2. Record champions keep run going
FCB recently celebrated ten league titles in a row and broke several records - some of which can still be extended. FCB have scored at least once in each of their last 82 Bundesliga matches, netting 244 goals in the process. A record for record champions! In addition, FCB haven't lost any of their past 67 games in the German top flight when leading at half-time (65 wins, two draws).
3. Historic first half
FC Bayern have only ever scored more goals in the first match of the season in 2020, when they beat Schalke 8-0. In particular, the first half and their 5-0 lead this season will live long in the memory of every Bayern fan, as the Bavarians produced some sensational interlinking plays. "We've now scored 11 goals in two competitive games. Our mood today was very good, again," Nagelsmann said, a happy coach after the final whistle. Never has a Bundesliga team been so far ahead at half-time on Matchday 1 of the league season.
4. Mané, de Ligt & Co... Bundesliga debuts
Bundesliga debuts fivefold! Sadio Mané, Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui, Matthijs de Ligt and Mathys Tel all made their first appearances in the German Bundesliga in Hesse. Mané scored, as he did in the Supercup victory in Leipzig - and both goals were set up by fellow strike partner Serge Gnabry. At 17 years and 100 days, French attacking talent Tel is the second youngest Bayern player in Bundesliga history, behind Paul Wanner (16 years, 15 days).
5. Musiala, Gnabry, Pavard: Repeat offenders
With his dash of 'Musiala Magic', Jamal Musiala once again enthralled teammates, opponents, fans in the stadium and on the big screens in Frankfurt. The 19-year-old scored twice against Eintracht, and the Germany international was responsible for the opening goal in last week's Supercup. Gnabry and Benjamin Pavard also got on the scoresheet in Leipzig and Frankfurt. Gnabry has scored at least once in each of his last two competitive matches and assisted at least one goal in each too, a feat he last achieved against Paderborn and Tottenham in the autumn of 2019. Defender Pavard has scored twice as many goals (2) in the two competitive games this season as he did in the last two seasons combined (in 76 games). Keep it up, Benji!
6. Müller, Sané: Providers come up trumps
Thomas Müller, who equalled the legend "Katsche" Schwarzenbeck with his 416th Bundesliga appearance for FC Bayern, also stood out from a strong group, with two assists and a spirited performance. Leroy Sané also picked up two assists. The latter scored in the Supercup in Leipzig after coming on as a sub, and in Frankfurt the left-footer came off the bench and shone with a beautiful assist for Musiala to round off a 6-1 win.
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