Bayern Munich have began the brand new season in just about the identical trend that they completed the final one, by scoring eight targets in opposition to floundering opposition.
Barcelona had been the victims in final month’s 8-2 Champions League semi-final humiliation, and this time it was Schalke on the opening day of the Bundesliga.
The match received off to a fast begin as Serge Gnabry put the champions forward after simply 4 minutes.
Leon Goretzka doubled the lead on 19 and Robert Lewandowksi scored a penalty to place the sport out of attain simply after the half-hour mark.
Gnabry netted twice extra to finish his hat-trick early within the second half.
Then got here essentially the most audacious second of the sport as a showboating Lewandowski arrange Thomas Muller with a rabona help to make it six.
Alphonso Davies stood up and applauded the ability in disbelief from the substitutes’ bench.
Leroy Sane scored on his debut with 20 minutes remaining.
After which 17-year-old Englishman Jamal Musiala added the eighth.
Regardless of no one else having performed but, it’s a reasonably secure wager that Bayern Munich will sit atop the Bundesliga on the finish of gameweek one.