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.
In Germany, there is a saying about the DFB cup competition: “Der Pokal hat seine eigenen Gesetze” or “the cup has its own rules”. What is meant by this is that, in a knock-out situation, any team can go through against any opponent. With the group stage of the Champions League now complete, we move to the knock-out round, a competition where this saying rings more true than ever.