Highlights: Bayern Munich thrash Hamburg 5-0 in Bundesliga opener
Thomas Muller scored a brace and Lewandowski, Benatia, and Douglas Costa got a goal apiece as Bayern Munch won their first league game of the season, beating Hamburg 5-0
Bayern Munich got their Bundesliga campaign off to a bright start with a 5-0 thumping of Hamburg at the Allianz Arena. The match saw the official league debuts of Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa, who were incredibly exciting as the German giants swept away their opponents just like their corresponding fixture last season which ended in an 8-0 result.
The Bavarian club started off brightly and completely controlled the first half, taking the lead in the 27th minute courtesy Medhi Benatia’s header from a Xabi Alonso set-piece. Despite all the possession, they entered the second half with just a one goal lead, although that scoreline was about to change drastically.
Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal of the season in the 53rd minute, slotting in a calm and simple finish after the ball was cleared straight to him by a Hamburg defender. Tomas Muller followed it up two goals in 4 minutes to put the result beyond doubt. He first nodded home a Douglas Costa cross from the right in the 69th minute and then followed it up with a calm finish past Rene Adler, after expertly rounding the keeper.
Douglas Costa had an impressive debut for his new club after his €30m move from Shakhtar Donetsk, capping off the comprehensive win with a brilliant goal. A slip from a Hamburg defender allowed Costa to pick up the ball on the right edge of the penalty box, who then cut onto his left foot and launched a clinical finish into the bottom left corner.