The Bayern Munich of the ‘post-Lewandowski era’ began the defense of its title with a spectacular offensive display, winning 6-1 at its visit to Eintracht Frankfurt, this Friday, in a match that opened the 2022/23 season in the Bundesliga.
In recent years, Bayern’s goalscoring used to be guided by the Polish Robert Lewandowski, who recently left for FC Barcelona. The man signed with the mission of succeeding him as the team’s star, the Senegalese Sadio Mané, scored his first league goal in Germany, in the 29th minute, finishing off a Serge Gnabry cross with a header.
Before that goal, Bayern had gone ahead through Joshua Kimmich (minute 5) and Frenchman Benjamin Pavard (11′), with two shots in the area in the first moments of the game
In the 35th minute, Jamal Musiala signed the fourth, taking advantage of a pass from the death of Thomas Müller, and in the 43rd minute, Gnabry put the fifth by elevating over Kevin Trapp.
With 5-0 in favor at the break, the game was sentenced for the second half and Bayern took their foot off the accelerator.
Despite this, he was able to score a sixth goal, in 83′ through Musiala and with the assistance of Leroy Sané.
The VAR annulled a goal by Croatian Kristijan Jakic for Frankfurt in minute 55, but Frenchman Randal Kolo Muani got the honorary goal for the Frankfurt team in minute 64.
Bayern, champion of the Bundesliga in the previous ten seasons, confirms in case there were any doubts that they are the great candidate for a new title.
This win comes six days after the 5-3 victory over RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup.
Sadio Mané had already signed one of the goals of the ‘Rekordmeister’ there, with which he confirmed his good adaptation this Friday after landing from Liverpool.
For Eintracht, champion of the Europa League last year, the defeat is a serious emotional blow, especially a few days before facing Real Madrid in the European Super Cup, next Wednesday in Helsinki.