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VfL Bochum – FC Bayern Munich 0: 7: Merciless FCB makes short work of it



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FC Bayern Munich had no problems with VfL Bochum at the end of the 3rd Bundesliga matchday and won 7-0 in the Ruhr area. After the best start in Bundesliga history, Bayern is also the leader of the table. The goals were scored by Leroy Sané, Matthjis de Ligt, Kingsley Coman, Sadio Mané (2), Cristian Gamboa with an own goal and Serge Gnabry, who had just come on as a substitute.

  • Matthijs de Ligt scored his first Bundesliga goal on his debut for FC Bayern. The goal was controversial because of a possible hand touch.
  • Sadio Mané is disallowed by VAR for his third goal of the season. Nevertheless, he scored his number two and three goals of the season in Bochum.
  • Bochum started boldly, but didn’t stand a chance against the sovereign record champions.
  • With nine points and 15:1 goals, Bayern improved their own starting record from the treble season 2012/13.

VfL Bochum – FC Bayern Munich: The analysis

The plan given by Bochum coach Thomas Reis for the home game against the record champions – “defend well and have the courage to push into the room” – was obsolete after less than four minutes and Bayern’s 1-0 lead through Leroy Sané. The first push by the record champions, who had to do without Jamal Musiala due to injury and Alphonso Davies for a short time, was a real signature attack: Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller, Sané again, Marcel Sabitzer and Kingsley Coman brought Sané with just one touch of the ball each Record speed in a good shooting position. The attacker then twirled the ball nicely into the Kreuzeck.

Bochum then tried to get into the last third just as quickly. The hosts acted cheekily, contributed a lot to the respectable game and once got Manuel Neuer into trouble himself. FC Bayern made it 2-0 after a standard. Joshua Kimmich’s corner lengthened, Kepper Manuel Riemann flew past, Matthjis de Ligt headed to the ball and scored for Bayern for the first time in his starting XI.

Bayern have set themselves the goal this season of being more variable in attack. At least when it comes to the creation of the goals, it works extremely well. At 3-0, Thomas Müller tipped Cristian Gamboa’s unfortunate header return, Coman confidently converted the chance. Before the break, Sadio Mané completed a rapid attack by Coman with a shot into the short corner to make it 4-0 and converted a penalty after the restart to make it 5-0. Incidentally, none of Mané’s 111 goals in the Premier League were penalties.

The 6-0 was then an own goal by pathetic right-back Gamboas, who, like left-back Saidy Janko, was under constant pressure from Bayern’s all strong attacking players. Gamboa involuntarily used a remarkable assist from Serge Gnabrys, who had just come on as a substitute – who welded the ball into the far corner to make it 7-0 in the 76th minute.

VfL Bochum – FC Bayern Munich: The line-ups

VfL Bochum: Riemann – Gamboa, Ordets (85th Masovic), Heintz, Janko (69th Osei-Tutu) – Losilla, Stöger – Asano (68th Holtmann), Förster (68th Goralski) – Hofmann, Zoller (85th Lampropoulos)

FC Bayern Munich: Neuer – Pavard (Mazraoui 67), Upamecano, de Ligt, Hernandez (Stanisic 62) – Kimmich, Sabitzer (Gravenberch 62) – Coman, Leroy Sane – Thomas Müller (Gnabry 67), Mane (Vidovic 72)

VfL Bochum – FC Bayern Munich: The data of the game

  • Gates: 0: 1 Sané (4th), 0: 2 de Ligt (25th), 0: 3 Coman (33rd), 0: 4 Mané (42nd), 0: 5 Mané (60th / FE). 0-6 Gamboa (69’/ET), 0-7 Gnabry (76′).
  • Particular incidents:
    • VAR recognizes Sadio Mané’s goal (handball, 40′)

The star of the game: Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich)

The winger excelled in his first appearance of the season in an outstanding Bayern offensive: Coman provided the assist to make it 1-0, made it 3-0 himself, took the penalty to make it 5-0 and constantly stressed Bochum’s full-back Janko.

The flop of the match: Cristian Gamboa (VfL Bochum)

The fact that he lost the header duel against de Ligt before 0: 2 and unintentionally maneuvered the ball into the goal with his arm was only slightly to blame for him. But his return header to keeper Manuel Riemann before the 0:3 was more than suboptimal. The own goal finally made use of his afternoon.

The referee: Daniel Siebert

Waited for the decision of the VAR both when Matthijs de Ligt supposedly hit the hand and when Sadio Manés actually hit the hand and didn’t watch the scenes either time himself. That was not only in accordance with the rules, but also completely right. Who knows whether Siebert would have seen on the small monitor on the pitch what his colleagues in the quiet Cologne basement identified with difficulty: that at 2-0 it wasn’t de Ligts, but Bochum’s Cristian Gamboa’s hand that was last on the ball.