Sadio Mane scored on his league debut and Bayern Munich defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 to start the new Bundesliga on Friday.
Jamal Musiala scored two goals and Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard and Serge Gnabry also scored, as Bayern did not adversely affect Robert Lewandowski’s summer transfer to Barcelona.
“We have to find new ways to score,” Musiala said of Lewandowski’s departure, “because he always scored 40 goals a season.”
Bayern’s sheer dominance against the team that won the Europa League last season shows why they remain firm favorites for a record-extending 11th consecutive title.
The Bavarian powerhouse scored 17 shots in the first half alone, when the visitors also managed to catch a comic miss by Thomas Muller.
Both the opening ceremony and a passionate performance of the German national anthem by pop singer Carolin Niemczyk were whistled by the home fans, who marked the occasion in their own way by setting off banned fireworks behind one of the goals.