Initial reactions and observations:
- Bayern won 8-0. Would bet a lot of money that the result tonight is the biggest goal score line ever in an opening Bundesliga game.
- Musiala becomes Bayern Munich’s youngest goalscorer ever!
- Bayern are the best football team on earth, Schalke are one of the worst running football institutions in Europe. The result when both play each other? 8-0.
- Will any German team give Bayern any domestic competition this year? Flick’s Bayern look so dominant against any team that right now it is hard to imagine anything else than a 9th Bundesliga title in a row.
81’— GOAL! Musiala scores! The young man is having a party on the pitch!
71’— GOAL! Sane makes a goal on his debut! 7-0!!
69’— GOAL! Muller scores a volley from a RABONA flick pass from Lewandowski!
60’— GOAL! Gnabry scores a hat-trick after yet another Leroy Sane assist!
46’— GOAL! Gnabry scores again and Leroy Sane get’s his first assist!
46’— Second half is under way!
- Men against boys. Super club against a financially bankrupt club. Best team in the world against a lower-mid table side. 3-0. Could of been 10-0.
- Lucas Hernandez is looking good. Leroy Sane is looking like he needs more time.
- Schalke looks like a team without a plan while Bayern looks like they can only get better after winning a treble.
- Lewandowski is the worlds best penalty taker.
- Is this Bayern team human? Die Roten have continued pressed a Schalke side who don’t seem to have a plan when trying to build up their play.
30’— GOAL! Lewandowski converts a penalty! 3-0!
18’— GOAL! Goretzka makes it 2-0 with a well placed strike! Nice assist from Thomas Muller!
3’— GOAL! Bayern has started their 2020/21 campaign with a brilliant goal by the new no.7: Serge Gnabry! Beautiful strike from outside the penalty area!
Kickoff — We’re underway!
One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Leroy Sane returns to the Bundesliga!
Unsere 1️⃣1️⃣ für den #Bundesliga-Auftakt! #packmas #FCBS04 #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/tdGur15L2s— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) September 18, 2020
How do you top a treble winning season? That’s the question that faces Bayern Munich at the moment. As the players take the pitch against Schalke, the memory of last season may begin to weigh on them. Needless to say, everyone expects another treble from these guys. Some may even demand it. Nothing’s ever enough — we want to win it all each season.
Luckily, most of the players probably think the same way. Bayern Munich is a team filled with serial winners — a menagerie of mentalität monsters. Thomas Muller has won everything in world football, but he runs like he’s a teenager that’s just been given his debut. Robert Lewandowski is in his early thirties, but is fitter than most 20-year-olds. Joshua Kimmich, meanwhile, is the definition of intensity. He has an appetite for success that simply cannot be quelled.
And leading them all is our captain and goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, who is once again the undisputed “Best Goalkeeper in the World”. With these guys around, plus talent like Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry, and Leroy Sane, coach Hansi Flick has the tools necessary to take on any challenger. First up is Schalke. Bring us another treble, lads.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 8:30 pm local time, 2:30 pm EST
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