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Jamal Musiala delighted with team performance in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 routing over Hoffenheim

Musiala was the star of the show, but it was a full team effort that got Bayern’s second half of the season rolling.

FC Bayern München v TSG Hoffenheim - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern Munich got the second half of the season off to a winning start with their 3-0 win over TSG Hoffenheim, although it was technically the last match of the hinrunde. It just so happens that this match fell after the winter break period for the Bundesliga and Bayern still has the match in hand to play against Union Berlin midweek next week.

With his brace in the win, Jamal Musiala was the star of the show at the Allianz Arena. His first goal came on the tail end of a cleverly-worked corner kick routine, while his second came from a lovely short pass in to feet from Leroy Sané after a lovely bit of trademark footwork in tight space from Musiala. At 2-0 down, Grischa Prömel’s second yellow card for clattering into Mathys Tel made a potential Hoffenheim comeback all the more unlikely and Harry Kane’s strike in the 90th minute put everything to bed for the Rekordmeister.

Bayern registered 11 shots on target to Hoffenheim’s 4 and dominated the visitors in virtually every department of play, bar the number of red cards received. It was another dominant display from Thomas Tuchel’s side, for which Musiala was grateful for after the match, though he did feel they could have created more chances when all was said and done.

“It was a great game, I had a lot of fun. We had a lot of the ball and did good counter-pressing. We could have created more chances, we are all hungry. The most important thing is that we kept a clean sheet and got the three points,” Musiala explained to DAZN (via @iMiaSanMia).

Bayern’s #42 also gave assistant manager Anthony Barry a lot of the credit for the tactics behind the corner kick routine that led to Musiala’s first goal of the match. He was found in a pocket of space on the right edge of the box after Konrad Laimer had played the corner short. “All the praise goes to Anthony Barry, he always has great ideas. We practiced that in training. We want to be unpredictable,” Musiala lauded.

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