Leverkusen – Julian Nagelsmann had more to complain about after his team’s peat festival.
“We still had a chance to score the sixth, seventh or eighth goal in the first half,” Nagelsmann said after Bayern Munich’s 5-1 (5-0) show of power in the Bundesliga’s first one-sided game at Bayer Leverkusen. .
Brilliant, efficient, ruthless: thanks to a “gigantic” first half with goals in less than 34 minutes, according to Joshua Kimmich, the record champions returned to Dortmund by storm at the top of the standings and put more than one exclamation mark for the competition on the way to the tenth league title in a row.
Exceptional first half for FC Bayern
The Munich squad showed the previously highly regarded young savage from Bayer around young star Florian Wirtz after five straight wins, the limits. “We weren’t up to it, especially in the first half. They showed us why they are the best team in Germany, ”Bayer coach Gerardo Seoane told DAZN.
After just over 180 seconds, Bayern’s offensive machine picked up speed. Robert Lewandowski started the goal festival in the 4th minute and with his second goal (30th) made the preliminary decision. Thomas Müller (34th) and Serge Gnabry then found themselves facing a double pack (35th / 37th) almost every minute. For world footballer Lewandowski, the matter was settled at the break. “After 45 minutes it was clear that we were going to come back to Munich with three points,” said Munich’s top scorer. Patrik Schick (55th) at least caused some jubilation in Leverkusen.
Bayer goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was served and happy not to have conceded more goals. “We have to ask ourselves if everyone gave their all,” said the Finn, who like his teammates has been celebrated by fans despite the bitter bankruptcy. “We didn’t deserve the atmosphere in the stadium today,” Hradecky said.
Nagelsmann gave the starting XI, who came in the first defeat of the season against Eintracht Frankfurt (1: 2) before the international break, the opportunity to redeem themselves. Lucas Hernández was also there. He faces a prison sentence in Spain for failing to comply with a court decision. Tuesday – the day before the Champions League match in Lisbon – the 25-year-old Frenchman is due to appear before a Madrid criminal court. From now on, Hernández faces a six-month prison sentence in the days that follow.
Since this is a private matter for Hernández and a legal proceeding, “I think it is also very clear that we will not be speaking in this proceeding,” said Oliver Kahn, Munich CEO, in DAZN interview.
The two teams in the lead
Both teams are now facing tough times with six games over the next 20 and 21 days respectively. FC Bayern are reinforced in the Champions League match at Benfica Lisbon and then in the home match against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday. Leverkusen will face tough jobs in the Europa League on Thursday at Betis Sevilla and on Sunday at 1. FC Köln.
Both teams started Matchday 8 with 16 points at eye level, but a class difference was revealed on the pitch. Bayern were already pressing into Leverkusen’s penalty area, Bayer’s kickers had little air to breathe. After Lewandowki’s corset, the humiliation took its course.
With only 67 seconds between Müller’s 3-0 and Gnabry’s first goal, Gnabry then scored his second goal 136 seconds later. “There are no words for it. You sit upstairs and hope it doesn’t get worse, ”said former Bayer striker Stefan Kießling, now assistant to sporting director Rudi Völler.
After all, after the break Schick managed to do some cosmetics, Bayern could have scored more either goal. But the many changes also disrupted the flow of the game. Munich talent Jamal Musiala arrived in the 64th minute, Wirtz left the field with slumped shoulders in the 79th minute for Bayer.
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