Initial observations and analysis:
- Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry – the standout performers of the game. Countless crosses, menacing dribbles, gritty defending; it was an industrious showing from Bayern Munich’s default wing duo.
- Record breaking attack – Bayern equal 1985/86 Bremen’s record of scoring 57 goals after 19 matchdays. Muller registers double figures after SIX years. This offense is something else and we are eternally grateful to coach Hansi Flick’s setup.
- Marc Roca has shown that he is more than capable of deputising for Leon Goretzka. Hopefully, the Spaniard recieves another start in the next match against Hertha Berlin.
- Douglas Costa showed glimpses of that speedy, agile and trickster winger from 2015/16. If he is integrated successfully, Bayern offense will have another lethal weapon to come off-the-bench in the closing stages of the game.
- There were a few nervy moments but it was still an improved performance on the defensive side. A solid and tiring performance from the boys helped them exact revenge on Hoeness’ Hoffenheim.
Full time – Bayern Munich 4:1 TSG Hoffenheim.
86’ – Substitution. Niklas Sule comes on for Jerome Boateng.
74’ – Substitution. Muller and Coman are replaced by Choupo-Moting and Douglas Costa.
70’ – Disallowed! Benjamin Pavard’s goal is ruled out after VAR check.
69’ – Substitution time: Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane come in for Marc Roca and Serge Gnabry.
62’ – GOAL! King Coman assists Gnabry. 4-1 for Bayern