Germany: Bundesliga
FT
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)
By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

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

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.
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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