Bayern vs Schalke (8-0): How do you beat this Bayern? It is a question to which Julen Lopetegui will have to try to find an answer for the next Super Cup match. The worst news for Sevilla is that the Bavarians have returned as they left. Bayern Munich started the season as it ended. overwhelming. Just 26 days after completing the triplet winning the Champions League. The Bavarian giant started the Bundesliga with a scandal win against Schalke (8-0) and sent the strong message that his ambition knows no limits and is willing to be champion from Germany for the ninth time in a row.
His next goal will be on Thursday with the European Super Cup at stake in Budapest against Sevilla. David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, Kingsley Coman, and Thiago Alcantara, who transferred to Liverpool today, were absent in the traditional game that opens the Bundesliga every year on Friday, but Bayern did not miss them and passed the roll on an impotent Schalke despite to take just a week of training.
Leroy Sane, incorporated from Manchester City, starred in a good debut giving a couple of assists and scoring a goal; while Joshua Kimmich has not only inherited the ‘6’ that Thiago leaves but also offered a masterclass in game management at the level that the ex azulgrana. The German midfielder, with two assists, and Serge Gnabry, with a hat trick, also shone with their own light.
Schalke had the first but it was a mirage
Paradoxically, Schalke was able to go ahead in the opening minute with a whiplash from Goncalo Paciencia that Manuel Neuer repelled, but Bayern made no further concessions with their suffocating pressure and opened the scoring in their first shot. In minute 4, Kimmich put a long pass to Serge Gnabry, who received from behind, cut Benjamin Stambouli with great class and shot.
Bayern did not slow down and submitted Schalke with continuous arrivals to the area. The goals were falling like ripe fruit. The 2-0 came in the 20th minute with a placed shot by Leon Gortezka from the edge of the area after a late pass from Thomas Muller. The German media did not celebrate the goal out of respect for his ex-team.
Half an hour later, Ozan Kabak knocked down Robert Lewandowski in the area and the Pole. Who scored 34 goals in the last Bundesliga, opened his account by converting the penalty after missing a couple of clear chances before. Before the break, Schalke was able to retire with a harsher correction as Niklas Sule finished off the post (40′), but at the restart, the Bavarian avalanche did not stop. In minute 47, Sane escaped alone in a counterattack that started in Bayern’s defensive zone and gave Gnabry 4-0 at will.
Lewandowski rabona assist
With Schalke fully committed, another deep pass from Kimmich allowed Sane to line up the goal, and again serve the goal on a tray to Gnabry (59 ‘). The 6-0 was a great goal as Lewandowski assisted Thomas Muller with a spectacular blast, whose volley ‘ate’ the ill-advised goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann (69 ‘).
Sane completed his great performance with a goal after receiving, of course, from Kimmich and escaping again from the center of the field (71 ‘). Hansi Flick then introduced a triple change and allowed Jamal Musiala to join the party, who at the age of 17 completed the 8-0 with his first goal in a Bayern shirt thanks to a powerful shot hitting the post (81 ‘).
Bayern vs Schalke: Match Overview