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Five for Müller

FCB win 8-3 away to VfB Eichstätt

The party just goes on for VfB Eichstätt. Two weeks ago, the club from Europe’s smallest University city earned promotion to the state league for the first time. Now, Bayern have called by for a prestige friendly. After previous visits in 1970 and 1985, the men from Munich returned to Eichstätt on Thursday, and followed up Tuesday’s 11-0 victory over Kaufbeuren with another gala evening.

The final score was 8-3 to Jupp Heynckes’s side, which contained a high proportion of reserves in the absence of first-teamers with injury and international call-ups. None of the players was responsible for the 15-minute delay to kick-off, as heavy traffic meant the Bayern bus needed almost two hours to cover the 115 km from the Säbener Strasse to the north-west of Bavaria.

Brace for Witasek

The 4,000 crowd saw Thomas Müller fire an early brace (6,11), before Miroslav Klose made it 3-0 to Bayern on 16 minutes. “If we’re already being slaughtered after 20 minutes, I’ll park the bus," VfB coach Erich Hock threatened beforehand, but in reality, the men from Eichstätt were soon celebrating thanks to Marco Witasek.