Bayern Munich began the Bundesliga on a high note against Schalke 04 on Friday, beating them 8:0. Goals from the usual culprits of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller were accompanied by efforts from former Schalke players Leon Goretzka and Leroy Sané in his Bayern Munich debut, a hattrick from Serge Gnabry and an Arjen Robben esque shot from 17 year old Jamal Musiala.
Bayern look to have started their title defence strongly and seem to have picked up from where they left last season.
7 years ago, on a warm evening in West London, Bayern Munich won an all-German Champions League final against a team that finished second to them in virtually every competition that season. It was Bayern’s second trophy of what would go on to become a quintuple winning 2013. It was also the year that the rivalry between them and Borussia Dortmund really peaked.