Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:30 PM• Mart van Mourik

Bayern Munich have opened the new season in the Bundesliga with a very big win. On a visit to Europa League winner Eintracht Frankfurt, the team of trainer Julian Nagelsmann was too strong with 1-6. Halfway through the scoreboard already indicated a 0-5 score. Jamal Musiala scored twice, while Sadio Mane crowned his debut in the Bundesliga with a goal after half an hour of play.

Just like in the won Super Cup match against RB Leipzig (3-5), Nagelsmann chose to start without Dutch input at the kick-off of the meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt. Matthijs de Ligt, Ryan Gravenberch and Joshua Zirkzee all started from the bench, while former Ajax player Noussair Mazraoui also had to settle for a reserve role. The three of the four names mentioned could, however, count on a substitute: only Zirkzee did not come within the lines. Mario Götze, who came over from PSV, could count on a basic place at Eintracht Frankfurt.

The score was opened in the fifth minute of play. Serge Gnabry was held about 25 meters from the enemy goal by Evan N’Dicka, after which referee Deniz Aytekin awarded a free kick. Kimmich completely surprised goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and suddenly hit the short corner: 0-1. The 0-2 was in the name of Benjamin Pavard, who got the ball in front of his feet after a corner kick from the right in the five-meter area and finished it off in a cool way. Even before the end of the first half hour, the scoreboard indicated a 0-3 score. Sadio Mane scored his first Bundesliga goal on a pass from Serge Gnabry.

Even after the 0-3, Bayern did not intend to take the foot off the accelerator. The 0-4 fell in the 35th minute of play, when Jamal Musiala completed an attack set up by Thomas Müller and Mané. With that, the poison cup was not yet empty for Eintracht, which conceded the 0-5 two minutes before the halftime signal. Gnabry scored the last goal of the first half with a subtle bow ball. In the second company, the intensity of the visitors did decrease. Thanks to an unfortunate action by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Eintracht did something back via Randal Kolo Muani: 1-5. The latter could work the leather into an empty target. The final chord is played by Musiala, who made his second goal of the evening after a pass from Leroy Sané: 1-6.