Sadio Mane scores on debut, Bayern start Bundesliga with 6-1 rout | Football News

Sadio Mane scored his first league goal and Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 to start the new Bundesliga.

Jamal Musiala scored twice and Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard and Serge Gnabry also scored as Bayern showed no ill-effects from 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 utter 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 had just 17 shots in the first half, when the visitors could even shrug off a comical miss from Thomas Müller.

Both the opening ceremony and an impassioned rendition of the German anthem by pop singer Caroline Niemcyk were whistled by the home fans, who marked the occasion in their own way by setting off banned pyrotechnics behind one of the goals.

It sent a huge cloud of smoke over the Frankfurt goal and may have helped the visitors as Kimmich scored through Hayes with a free kick at the right post in the fifth minute. Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who was expecting a cross, was slow to react.

Pavard made it 2-0 in the 11th on a rebound from Müller’s blocked effort.

“With the two early goals, the game took a certain direction,” said Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner. “We were too wild, we wanted too much. And when you give an offense like that too much space, you see what comes of it.”

Bayern had to wait until the 29th for Mane to add a third with a header to Gnabry’s floated cross. It was the Senegalese forward’s first Bundesliga goal since his transfer from Liverpool.

Muller gave Musiala a tap-in in the 35th and Gnabry got his fifth before half-time.

A break was the only consolation for the beleaguered home team.

Glassner responded with three changes at the interval and was rewarded with a more encouraging performance in the second half.

New signing Kolo Muani forced a mistake from overconfident goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to score on his league debut in the 64th.

But visitors never panicked. Musiala showed good footwork before scoring his second in the 83rd.

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