Fiery Bayern crushes Frankfurt 6-1 in opening of the German championship

FRANKFURT (Germany): The champions in Bayern Munich’s charge brought five goals to Eintracht Frankfurt in the first half in course towards a thunderous 6-1 victory in away to open the Bundesliga season on Friday. The Bavarian giant imposed its influence early in the campaign to crown the title for the 11th consecutive time by sweeping via the European champions, who will face Real Madrid in European Super Cup next week, and newcomer Sadio Mane has rocked the net. Mane, who also scored against Razen Bale Sport Leipzig in the German Super Cup last week, was among five different scorers in the first half and five goals camein 38 minutes. “The first half was fantastic and I have to say that I don’t think this feeling will last, but after two games we can be satisfied,” said Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann. “The energy with which we played the game is really good,” he added. Yuzua Kimmich opened the scoring with a surprising free kick in the fifth minute. Benjamin Pavard doubled the score after another six minutes before Eintracht hit a wood with Tota. Thomas Muller missed a chance that will be among the strangest missed chances of the season when he hit the post from close range and failed to score when the ball bounced off him. But Mane sends in Serge Gnabry headed a cross in the 29th minute for the 3-0 and then moved on to Muller to score the fourth goal from Jamal Musila in the 35th minute on a simple follow-up after the collapse of the Eintracht defense. Gnabry also scored two minutes before half time to eliminate any thoughts on Bayern’s attack influenced by the departure of top scorer Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona. Eintracht, which will participate in the Champions League in this season, he looked more active in the second half after Bayern retired and took advantage of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s mistake out of his area to score with Randal Kolo Mwani in the 64th minute, but Musiala further widened the difference after Leroy Sane’s pass to score his second goal in the match seven years ago, just minutes from time. (Reuters)