He Bayern Munich the season began this Friday at least as intractable as the previous one ended and opened the Bundesliga with an unappealable win by 8-0 against Schalke, with a Serge Gnabry’s triplet.
The party had its history. After Bayern reached the final of the Champions League, the Bundesliga stated that the opening match will be played by Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach and that the Bavarian team will play on Sunday to give them more time to prepare for the match.
Bayern did not accept the idea and claimed their right, as current champion, to play the opening match, despite having only had a week of training for five of their rival.
In the first minute Schalke had a chance at the feet of Gonzalo Paciencia, which forced Manuel Neuer to react with a good save.
Afterwards, however, all doubts that might have existed about Bayern’s state of form disappeared. In minute 4 Gnabry opened the scoring with a shot inside the area to a pass from Joshua Kimmich from the middle of the field.
In 19, Leon Goretzka increased the account with a low shot from the edge of the area to a pass from Thomas Müller, who had received a cross from Gnabry with his back to the goal.
The third came in the 31st minute with a penalty converted by Robert Lewandowski, who had previously received a foul from Kabak when he was about to define.
The teams went to rest with the match sentenced and Schalke could be considered well served because they could conceal more goals in the first 45 minutes.
Lewandowski had had two good chances in minutes 5 and 21. Kimmich, another in 24 and Niklas Süle crashed a shot against the post in 41.
The fourth goal came at the beginning of the second half, in minute 47, in a counterattack. Gnabry defined an empty door, on a pass from Leroy Sané, who had left the Schalke defense behind in speed after a deep pass.
In minute 59, again Gnabry, and again to pass Sané, came the fifth. The play was started by Kimmich with a pass from the center line. Sané received the ball in the area, got rid of a dribble from Kabak and gave it to Gnabry to define
At minute 70, Müller made the sixth with a shot with his left foot inside the area after an incredible pass from Lewandowski.
Later, in ’72, Sané joined the party with the seventh after a pass from Kimmich that beat the entire Schalke defense.
Flick decided it was time to reserve strength and made three changes. Gnabry, Sané and Jerome Boateng gave way to Michael Cuisance, Jamal Musiala and Chris Richards. Earlier, in the 51st minute, Goretzka had given way to Corentin Tolisso.
Musiala, a 17-year-old player, scored the eighth in the 81st minute on a pass from Lewandowski. Immediately after the goal, Müller came out and Joshua Zirkzee entered.