Bayern Munich gave Carlo Ancelotti a wonderful 1,000th match present before the match (look at the size of this pretzel!), and they followed it up with a huge victory on the field as well. When the final whistle blew, the scoreboard read Bayern 8-0 Hamburg.
Quite frankly, the match was never close. Bayern dominated in all facets of the game all over the field. The match continued Bayern’s absolute home dominance over Hamburg in recent years. The last six home games have seen final scorelines of 5-0, 8-0, 3-1, 9-2, 5-0, and 6-0.
Here’s how the goals happened:
Alaba streaked down the left hand side with the ball before crossing into the box. The ball made it’s way to Müller who spun quickly and found Vidal. The King put the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net to give Bayern the 1-0 lead.
Bayern would double their lead in the 25th minute. Müller was brought down from behind in the penalty area, and Lewandowski stepped up to take the kick. Rene Adler chose the wrong direction, and Lewandowski calmly put his shot into the back of the net.
Lewandowski would add another just before halftime. Müller’s run down the right found Costa in the box. Adler made a good save to prevent the goal, but Lewandowski was on hand with a nice finish on the rebound to make it 3-0.
Lewandowski got his hat trick in the 53rd minute. Robben backheeled the ball into space where Costa tried to run onto it. He wouldn’t make it to the ball before Lewandowski took a shot placing the ball just out of the reach of Adler to put Bayern on top 4-0.
Only two minutes later, Alaba would make it 5-0. Lewandowski slid the ball into space behind the Hamburg defense to Müller. Instead of shooting, Müller pulled Adler out of the goal and then laid a pass across the box to a wide open Alaba. He knocked the ball into net for the easy goal.
Kingsley Coman wanted to get on the scoring sheet in the 65th minute. Hummels played a long ball over the top, and Coman beat Johan Djourou to the ball. Coman grabbed his goal to add to the scoring massacre. He would quickly add a second with a nice volley to put Bayern’s seventh goal on the scoreboard.
Robben finally got his goal with a couple of minutes left. Of course, Robben went to his left. Of course, nobody can stop him. His left footed shot curled into the back of the net for the 8-0 lead.
Mercifully, the final whistle would eventually blow for Hamburg. The match would end 8-0.
Bayern maintain their five point lead at the top of the table over RB Leipzig. The Bavarians next take to the field on March 1 in the DFB Pokal against Schalke.