Bayern Munich received their home season again on observe with a dominant 4-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday night time, ending a run of 4 Bundesliga video games with out a win.
Jamal Musiala ran the present as Die Roten dominated their guests from the off, bursting right into a lead after simply three minutes. A shell-shocked Leverkusen could not maintain the ball away from Bayern, who made good on a quick begin with objectives from Musiala and Sadio Mane earlier than half-time.
Mane had his second of the night time chalked off early into the second half, however it did not deter the hosts who performed the sport nearly completely within the opposition half as issues progressed. Thomas Muller sealed issues by including a fourth from one other Lukas Hradecky error late on.
With the stress on, it took Bayern simply three minutes to take advantage of out of a constructive begin, with Sane’s shot deflecting in for 1-0 following Musiala’s low cross.
The early aim clearly settled Bayern and fully rattled an already fragile Leverkusen facet, who have been merely attempting to maintain the ball away from aim and get it ahead as rapidly as attainable. Bayern pressed properly, although, and gained the ball again rapidly, which triggered the guests a flurry of issues.
Clever motion and well-picked vertical passes noticed Bayern double their lead after 17 minutes. Musiala introduced down a protracted ball, knocked it into the trail of Muller and obtained it again past the defender, earlier than beating Hradecky at his close to submit too simply with a low strike.
Bayern’s press was relentless. Leverkusen merely could not retain possession inside their very own half, and noticed the ball coming straight again at them far too typically, regardless of the occasional counter assault each time Callum Hudson-Odoi and Jeremie Frimpong obtained the ball.
Mane had been reasonably quiet in possession, however got here up with the products some six minutes earlier than half-time so as to add a 3rd for Bayern. Leverkusen have been caught out by the hosts’ press, permitting Musiala to select Mane who, unchallenged, discovered the underside nook with a deflected effort that left Leverkusen determined for the whistle.
Julian Nagelsmann’s facet did not let up after the break and added a fourth 11 minutes after play resumed, following extra sustained stress. Musiala saved the ball alive following a nook and his dribble fell into the trail of Mane, who fired in for 4-0. His second aim was chalked off, although, resulting from a foul dedicated within the build-up that performed him onside.
A uncommon likelihood for a counter assault noticed Leverkusen spurn their greatest likelihood to attain all night time. Manuel Neuer was out fast to disclaim Sardar Azmoun simply past the hour mark.
Hradecky’s night went from dangerous to worse as he slipped when attempting to play a cross inside his personal field after 84 minutes, sending the ball straight to Muller who tapped into an open aim for 4-0 and ensured Bayern shot themselves as much as second within the desk forward of the weekend.
GK: Manuel Neuer – 6/10 – Alert to disclaim the guests on the uncommon events they broke ahead. In any other case quiet.
RB: Benjamin Pavard – 7/10 – Pavard impressed regardless of not being famend for his attacking prowess. Did not shrink back from committing excessive up the pitch and tracked uncommon counter assaults properly. A balanced show.
CB: Dayot Upamecano – 7/10 – The Frenchman, when at his greatest, is such an asset to Bayern. His presence in possession was immense and he responded properly when often challenged defensively.
CB: Matthijs de Ligt – 6/10 – Left the extra dangerous, progressive actions to his associate. However that is precisely what Upamecano wants. The pair clearly praise one another and it was on present right here. Swept issues up in composed style when wanted.
LB: Alphonso Davies – 7/10 – Unable to get himself again on the scoresheet, however gave Leverkusen a headache along with his fixed ahead runs and talent to trigger overloads.
DM: Joshua Kimmich – 6/10 – Far more like his typical self. Composed, assertive and clear along with his actions. Nothing too flashy, and nonetheless wants to seek out his groove constantly, however higher.
DM: Marcel Sabitzer – 7/10 – Unchallenged defensively for essentially the most half, however put in a formidable show on his return to the beginning XI. Eager to get on the ball, saved issues ticking and would be part of assaults when attainable.
RM: Leroy Sane – 7/10 – Sharp. Rotated neatly along with his colleagues and confirmed off his high quality technical capacity with an array of delicate touches and passes. Took his aim properly early on, however spurned a fantastic likelihood to seize his brace after an hour.
AM: Thomas Muller – 7/10 – Unusually, Muller did all the fitting issues, however simply lacked that medical edge. He was typically let down by a unfastened remaining contact or a scuffed effort at aim. Properly-positioned for his aim, which was gifted to him.
LM: Jamal Musiala – 9/10 – Distinctive consciousness, a shocking first contact and the boldness and physicality to tug all of it collectively. Musiala is an absolute star within the making. Made the fluid method in assault tick.
ST: Sadio Mane – 8/10 – Peeled out huge to stretch the play with regularity, however got here up with the products when it mattered. A primary aim in 5 video games and a primary as a Bayern Munich participant on the Allianz Area.
SUB: Serge Gnabry (65′ for Mane) – 6/10
SUB: Leon Goretzka (65′ for Sabitzer) – 6/10
SUB: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (74′ for Sane) – N/A
SUB: Ryan Gravenberch (81′ for Gravenberch) – N/A
SUB: Noussair Mazraoui (82′ for Upamecano) – N/A
Supervisor: Julian Nagelsmann – 8/10 – After a tough few weeks the place the stress was on to get a outcome, Nagelsmann delivered. A slip-up may’ve been straightforward, however he coached his facet properly and chosen an XI that responded to the problem.