Bayern deliver message with 8-0 rout, says coach Flick

Bayern Munich demolished Schalke 04 8-0 in their season opener

Bayern Munich have literally fired a warning shot to all that they are not exhausted of winning the Bundesliga going by the way they started their title defense on Friday night at the Allianz Arena.

The new Bundesliga season kicked off with a clash between Bayern Munich and Schalke with the record champions thrashing the side from Gelsenkirchen.

"You can see that the team was already strong last season", said Sane, who joined from Manchester City.

Leon Goretzka, Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowksi also netted, while England junior global Jamal Musiala, 17, became the youngest Bayern goal-scorer in the Bundesliga when he came on late.

He became the fourth player to do so.

Also in the Eerste Divisie, the Dutch second tier, Alex Mendez got his first start of the season for Jong Ajax and assisted on Brian Brobbey's goal in the 3-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles.

The result piled more pressure on already-embattled Schalke coach David Wagner, who has been under intense scrutiny during their winless run this year.


Bayern delivered a message - FlickCoach Hansi Flick believes the champion delivered a message to the rest of the Bundesliga that the treble victor is in superb form.

"It was superb from us. We wanted to show that in this season again we are here".

Yet Flick was quick to point out that it was just one game in a long and crowded season to come.

Jamal Musiala became the youngest ever Bayern scorer in the league at 17 years old.

Schalke, who haven't won in the league since January, were given a reality check in their very first competitive game of the season.

"We had little time together to prepare but things are going in the right direction", Flick told reporters. Both teams picked up where they left off in Friday's league opener, which finished in a resounding 8-0 win for Bayern.

Borussia Dortmund's young guns may be lacking experience but they make up for it with explosive power and talent, and Lucien Favre's team will look to push Bayern harder this season after finishing the last campaign in second place. "We didn't play well; Bayern were outstanding".

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