The competition suspected it, but it is warned: Bayern Munich will still have to be counted on this season in the Bundesliga. For the opening of hostilities, the men of Julian Nagelsmann came for a walk on the lawn of Eintracht Frankfurt, the very recent winner of the C3, but completely overwhelmed by the Bavarian collective.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-6 Bayern Munich
Goals : Kolo Muani (63e) for Eintracht // Kimmich (5e), Pavard (11e), Mané (29e), Musiala (35e82e) and Gnabry (43e) for Bayern
Insatiable. Without mercy. For its first post-Robert Lewandowski Bundesliga match, Bayern Munich sent a strong message by knocking out Eintracht Frankfurt (1-6). After a first period of very high flight, marked by a rather crazy intensity, the Bavarians eased off a little in second. But the first forty-five minutes delivered some great promises, like the budding relationship between Sadio Mané – already at home – and Thomas Müller, or the confirmed hatching of Jamal Musiala, author of a double. With the Senegalese, Bayern holds a new Kaiser, and is already positioned for an eleventh consecutive national crown. Monstrous.
Bayern down to earth
It did not take long for Bayern to dictate the lawn of the winner of the last Europa League. Five short minutes were enough for the Bavarians to find the fault, thanks to the mischief of Joshua Kimmich, who took advantage of the fog of the local smokers to surprise Trapp at his first post, on a distant and eccentric free kick (1-0, 5e). A first firecracker followed by real fireworks, since Bayern joined the locker room with 17 strikes, against 3 for Eintracht. Inevitably, with the offensive quality of the Bavarians, some ended up at the bottom. Already a scorer in the Super Cup last week, Pavard was opportunistic after a strike from Müller (2-0, 11e)before Mané took advantage of a serve from Musiala to triple the lead (3-0, 29e). The Senegalese then launched Müller, who offered the fourth pawn to Musiala (4-0, 35e)then the fifth to Gnabry (5-0, 43e). Completely drowned by the intensity put by the men of Julian Nagelsmann, Eintracht took on water, from all sides, with almost no breathing. At the break, the locals had enough to have a headache with a scathing 5-0, unheard of for a Bundesliga opening match.
Kolo Muani, successful first
What can we say to his players in the locker room after such a first period? If we weren’t in the intimacy of Eintracht at the break, we suppose that Oliver Glasner must have released the classic: “We will win the second half guys” . Not even. Because if Bayern may have unconsciously eased off (which is not the kind of house), and Julian Nagelsmann quickly turned around, notably giving playing time to the French nugget Mathys Tel, Frankfurt just saved the honor. Encouraged by an irreproachable public, the European champions closed the gap by Kolo Muani, who realized the dream of every striker: punishing Manuel Neuer, who thinks he is Franz Beckenbauer thirty meters from his goals (5-1, 63e). A reaction of pride to which Musiala responded with his double (6-1, 82e), just to avoid any tiny suspense for the end of the game. All that remained for Eintracht was the bewitching chants of its public, and Bayern to manage the end of the match sitting in an armchair that it is decidedly not inclined to share.
Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-3): Trapp – Touré, Tuta (Hasebe 82e), Ndicka – Knauff, Sow, Rode (Formerly, 46e), Kostic (Alidou, 74e) – Linström (Lenz, 46e), Götze, Santos Borré (Kolo Muani, 46e). Coach : Oliver Glasner.
Bayern Munich (4-4-2): Neuer – Davies, Hernandez (De Ligt, 82e), Upamecano, Pavard (Mazraoui, 82e) – Musiala, Sabitzer (Gravenberch, 57e), Kimmich, Müller (Tel, 65e)- Mané, Gnabry (Sané, 65e). Coach : Julian Nagelsmann.
By Adrien Hémard-Dohain