18th September, 2021
FC Bayern beat second bottom of Bundesliga VfL Bochum 7-0 on Saturday, claiming top spot in the Bundesliga table for the first time this season.
Leroy Sané, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry handed Bayern a comfortable three-goal lead before Bochum’s Vasilios Lampropoulos gifted Bayern the fourth goal in the first half.
Robert Lewandowski added a fifth, to set another Bundesliga record as the first player to score in 13 successive home matches.
Kimmich soon rounded off his brace, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting sealing the final scoreline with ten minutes to go.
The goal line would have been more as Muller’s goal in the 87th minute was ruled offside by VAR.
Bayern almost took the lead in the first minute, but Bella-Kotchap made a last-ditch tackle against Lewandowski.
Both sides had warning shots in the first ten minutes, and Bochum by no means parked the bus, but Bayern soon asserted their authority.
Sané opened the scoring when Bayern were awarded a free-kick, the Germany international curling through the wall and into the top corner of the net.
Gnabry saw a shot cleared but Bayern doubled the advantage when Sané’s low cross found Kimmich, who spun and beat keeper Manuel Riemann.
Sané fired wide, but the scoreline reflected the gulf in class when Müller set up the charging Gnabry, who found the far corner of the net.
Müller headed wide, but a fourth goal came when Lampropoulos tried to clear the ball but put through his own goal.
The result takes FCB to the top of the table overnight. Bayern will be back in action next Friday, when they travel to face Greuther Fürth.