Sadio Mane scored his first Bundesliga goal as Bayern Munich opened the new campaign with a stunning 6-1 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Europa League winners Frankfurt seemed a tricky first opponent for the champions, but Julian Nagelsmann’s side swept them aside in sensational style.
Having defeated RB Leipzig 5-3 in the DFL-Supercup in their first competitive match after Robert Lewandowski’s departure last week, Bayern were five up by half-time on Friday – Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard, Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry joining Mane on the scoresheet.
Manuel Neuer’s sloppiness gifted Randal Kolo Muani a consolation, yet it was a minor blip in a supreme Bayern display, and Musiala capped things off with his second late on.
Bayern had full control by the 10th minute. Kimmich fooled Kevin Trapp with a long-range free-kick that clipped in off the right-hand upright, before Pavard lashed in his second goal in as many games.
Juventus-linked Filip Kostic teed up a golden chance for Frankfurt to drag themselves back into contention, only for Tuta to head against the woodwork, which then denied Bayern a third after Gnabry’s poor pass sold Thomas Muller short in front of goal.
Another glorious Eintracht chance went begging due to Jesper Lindstrom’s profligacy, but Bayern had their third after Trapp had parried Musiala’s effort onto the crossbar – Mane stooping low to head in Gnabry’s cross.
Mane turned architect for Bayern’s fourth six minutes later, drawing out the Frankfurt defence and finding Muller, who squared for Musiala, and it was five before half-time when Gnabry squeezed home.
Kristijan Jakic, one of three half-time Frankfurt substitutes, thought he had pulled a goal back in the 56th minute, yet it was disallowed for offside.
Neuer hardly covered himself in glory in that incident, and Bayern’s captain was entirely at fault eight minutes later when he was bundled off the ball by Kolo Muani.
Musiala had the final say, though, tucking in after Leroy Sane’s exquisite pass to add further gloss to a statement win.