Bayern Munich showed no mercy to Eintracht Frankfurt and thrashed them 1-6 away in the debut of both teams on the first day of the 2022/2023 Bundesliga.
Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring in the 5th minute with a free-kick that surprised goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and the entire Eintracht defence, who was expecting a cross and was met with a shot into the near post. In the 10th minute, Benjamin Pavard increased the count with a strong shot with his right leg taking advantage of a rebound after a corner kick. Although both goals had come from set pieces, Bayern’s dominance was overwhelming.
Eintracht found it difficult to get past the first line of pressure, and when they did, they were often met with dangerous counterattacks. In minute 23 the third was close, when Thomas Müller, hampered by Filip Kostic, finished off Serge Gnabry’s cross from the left against the post. In minute 28, Trapp deflected a Jamal Musiala shot from the half moon against the crossbar. In minute 29, the third finally came, marked by a header by Mané to Gnabry’s center from the left.
The penultimate pass, by Kimmich from the center circle, had broken through the Eintracht defence, or what was left of it. Bayern had time for the fourth and fifth before the break. In the 35th minute Musiala scored from close range to Müller’s center from the left in a play that Mané had started in midfield. In minute 43, after a pass from Müller, Gnabry scored the fifth with a shot inside the area.
The match was settled. Bayern dedicated themselves to control, slowing down a bit, and Eintracht struggled to make up the result a bit and achieved the discount, in the 64th minute, through Kolo Muani, who took advantage of Manuel Neuer’s carelessness to score after stealing a ball outside the area.
In the second half, Bayern took a long time to shoot on goal until the 73rd minute, when Trapp closed the angle against Mané to deflect his shot for a corner kick. Eintracht had a clear improvement compared to the second half. But in minute 83 Musiala made the sixth, with a shot from the edge of the small area to a pass from Leroy Sané.