Treble winners Bayern Munich crushed Schalke 04 8-Zero with a hat-trick from Serge Gnabry and an excellent debut from Leroy Sane on Friday as they made a sensational begin to the brand new Bundesliga season and despatched an ominous warning to potential challengers.
Gnabry grabbed his first purpose for the hosts with a wonderful flip and shot within the fourth minute in what turned out to be a one-sided affair that stretched Bayern’s unbeaten run to 31 video games this 12 months, having now received the final 22 matches in a row.
Schalke, with out a league win since January, had been helpless in opposition to Bayern’s lightning-quick sport and Leon Goretzka discovered loads of house to drive a low shot previous keeper Ralf Faehrmann within the 19th minute.
Final season’s high scorer Robert Lewandowski discovered the web with a 31st-minute penalty to change into the primary participant to attain in 10 successive appearances in opposition to the identical Bundesliga opponents.
“You may see that the workforce was already robust final season,” mentioned Sane, who joined from Manchester Metropolis. “The workforce remains to be hungry regardless of profitable the treble final season and to have such a begin is excellent.”
Bayern completed their season in August after they added the Champions League to their Bundesliga and German Cup titles after which had solely a brief preparation for the brand new season.
Gnabry then scored twice from Sane’s assists within the 47th and 59th earlier than Thomas Muller made it half a dozen.
Sane then capped an excellent Bayern debut with a wonderful end from a counterattack earlier than substitute Jamal Musiala drilled in purpose quantity eight to change into the youngest ever Bayern scorer within the league at 17 years outdated.