Bayern Munich Beats Schalke 04 8-0 in Matchday 1 of the Bundesliga
After beating Barcelona 8-2 in the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals Bayern Munich has resumed their Bundesliga with a massive 8-0 win over Schalke 04. The first came from Serge Gnabry who later went on to score a hat-trick, former Manchester City man Leroy Sane scored on his Bayern Munich debut as they opened the new Bundesliga season with the demolition of Schalke. Leroy Sane, making his debut after a £44.7m move from Manchester City, assisted two of Gnabry’s goals. Hansi Flick’s side has won 22 games in a row.
Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller and 17-year-old Jamal Musiala scored their other goals. Bayern’s record now reads 30 wins and one draw since their last defeat in any competition on 7 December. They won last season’s treble of Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.Schalke 04, on the hand, have not won in the Bundesliga since 17th of January and has so far lost seven of their nine games following the 2019-20 season restart.
Bayern had hoped to have a crowd of 7,500 for their season opener with clubs from some states allowed to have fans this weekend – but that was blocked by Munich’s mayor. Gnabry scored in the fourth minute as he found space outside the box before curling home – and Bayern never looked back. This was the biggest victory any team have managed on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga. Goretzka drove in a low second from Muller’s lay-off and Lewandowski scored a penalty after he was fouled.
The 32-year-old Pole scored 55 goals in 47 games last season. Sane then set up Gnabry to score into an empty net from 20 yards for his second goal. They paired up again with Gnabry slotting the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs. German international Thomas Muller scored the next goal, as he volleyed home from Lewandowski’s cross. The ended 8-0 the best result any German team has ever had in the first day of the league.