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8 - 0
(3 - 0)
FC Bayern
Schalke 04
S. Gnabry (4), L. Goretzka (19), R. Lewandowski (31), S. Gnabry (47), S. Gnabry (59), T. Müller (70), L. Sané (71), J. Musiala (81)

Serge Gnabry nets hat-trick as Bayern humiliate Schalke 04 in Bundesliga opener

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Serge Gnabry bagged a hat-trick and Leroy Sané scored on his debut as Bayern München kicked off the new Bundesliga season with a crushing 8-0 win over Schalke 04.
Serge Gnabry.
Serge Gnabry.Photo: Rufus46/CC-by-SA 3.0
Bayern München thrashed Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga opener at Allianz Arena on Friday evening, sending David Wagner's side home with a humiliating 8-0 defeat.

Serge Gnabry opened the scoring after just four minutes. After bringing down a long ball from Joshua Kimmich, the 25-year-old turned and curled the ball past Ralf Fährmann in the Schalke goal.

The reigning German champions added a second after 19 minutes, when Leon Goretzka slotted the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box, before Robert Lewandowski made it 3-0 from the penalty spot with 31 minutes on the clock.

Gnabry netted his second shortly after the break and sealed his hat-trick just shy of the hour mark after being teed up by Leroy Sané on both occasions.

Thomas Müller added a sixth in the 70th minute before Leroy Sané got on the scoresheet one minute later after latching onto a through ball from Joshua Kimmich.

Bayern coach Hansi Flick then brought on youngsters Michael Cuisance, Chris Richards and Jamal Musiala, and it was the latter who made it 8-0, scoring a great solo goal on his senior debut.

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