Germany: “There are no words for that”, Bayern Munich sticks five to his dolphin

Bayern Munich went to crush their dolphin Leverkusen 5-1 on Sunday, to regain sole command of the Bundesliga after 8 days, one point ahead of Dortmund, winner of Mainz on Saturday (3-1). The “Rekordmeister” delivered a humiliating display, scoring five times in the first 38 minutes, with a double from Robert Lewandowski and another from Serge Gnabry.

The Bavarians generally know how to sublimate exactly in this kind of match, when it comes to remembering who is the boss in Germany. The last time they had led 5-0 at the break in the Bundesliga, it was against their historic rival Dortmund, in March 2018. “Bayern does not beat their opponents, they destroy them”, had let go, a few months later late Borussia boss Hans-Joachim Watzke.

“The first half was brutal”

Leverkusen, who had the boldness to lead the standings tied on points with Munich before this meeting, has just had a bitter experience. “The first half was brutal,” admitted coach Gerardo Seoane, “Bayern has clearly shown us why they are the best team in Germany”.

“Five goals in 45 minutes, it shows the quality of the football we played,” said Robert Lewandowski, author of the first two goals (4th and 30th). His second goal set off a fireworks display of four goals in nine minutes, during which the unfortunate Rhenish players only had time to engage and lose the ball: Thomas Müller (34th) and Gnabry (35th and 37th ) killed the match, after collective actions where Bayer defenders looked like juniors overwhelmed by events.

Lewandowski’s double allows him to come back to Erling Haaland (Dortmund) at the top of the scorers standings, with nine goals. “I’m not surprised, I thought the team could do that”, relished Joshua Kimmich, “we have always been well positioned between the opposing lines, we put rhythm, found depth and were dangerous in front of goal . “

Lewandowski returns to Halaland’s height

With such an advantage at the break, Nagelsmann turned, just to spare the forces before the trip to Benfica on Wednesday in the Champions League. Five executives (including Müller and Lewandowski) were replaced at the break or during the second half. Faced with this reorganized team, Leverkusen found some colors and finally proved dangerous. In the 55th, the Czech Patrik Schick launched in depth took Lucas Hernandez speed and saved the honor (5-1).

Before the kick-off, the French world champion was the subject of all conversations. Summoned by a judge on Tuesday in Madrid, he risks prison, for not having respected a removal measure imposed in 2017 after a fight with his partner (who has since become his wife). He was sentenced to six months in prison in this case in 2019, but never served his sentence.

“Of course this matter has occupied us a lot,” admitted club general manager Oliver Kahn before the match, “but this is a private matter and a legal process, and you will understand that we are not going to express ourselves at this. topic “. The club have, however, confirmed that Hernandez will perform well at his call-up.