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Four observations from Bayern Munich’s 7-0 thrashing of VfL Bochum

Bayern Munich walked away with their easiest win of the season thus far with a 7-0 obliteration of VfL Bochum.

FC Bayern München v VfL Bochum - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

O’zapft is!

The best time of the year, Oktoberfest! It was encouraging to see fans in the stadium as Bayern Munich took on VfL Bochum, that’s for sure. While Oktoberfest is not officially occurring, does not mean you cannot have your own. Bayern were able to celebrate a bit on their own in their nice one-off jerseys and a barrage of goals. I’m not normally a fan of the color green in Bayern’s kit mix, but these things are clean.

Bayern’s cohesion

Bayern Munich looked good today. Mind you, yes it is against VfL Bochum, but this was an absolute clinic. Bochum almost got a goal mid in the second half after a great, albeit offsides, run where it made it past Manuel Neuer. But apart from that brief glimmer of hope, Bayern ran circles around them. The statistics alone are absurd: 24 shots, 15 on target with 70% of the possession...that’s crazy.

Joshua Kimmich got two goals, Robert Lewandowski scored, and even our own BFW favorite Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting got involved in the fun!

Bayern just absolutely controlled this game from the onset and it was not particularly close. Add in Julian Nagelsmann’s rotation early on, Bayern are in mid-season form at the moment. One thing worth noting is how Marcel Sabitzer will fit into this midfield because as long as Leon Goreztka and Kimmich are healthy, Sabitzer is a bench option. He’s talented by Leon and Joshua are the best midfield duo in the world and it’s not particularly close.


Leroy Sané might have arrived, folks. I know this freekick is a thing of beauty, but since Nagelsmann moved him to the left he has been nothing short of the elite €100 million winger he was supposed to be when we spent over a year fighting for his transfer. I’m not sure what Nagelsmann is telling Leroy, but I hope whatever it is he keeps doing it.

Another day, another record

Robert Lewandowski seems to break a record every other day. This time, Lewandowski break the Bundesliga record of most consecutive home games with a goal with 13. We all know what Lewandowski is, but that’s absurd. And he wasn’t a part of any of the major UEFA awards this past season? Yup, sure thing. Totally not the best player in the world. Lewandowski is currently at seven goals this season and is already opening up between his biggest challenger, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

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