Bayern Munich thrash Leverkusen 4-0; Muller scores from Hrádecký's faux pas
Bayern Munich thrash Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in their Bundesliga encounter
Sadio Mane, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, and Thomas Muller were the goalscorers
This was Mane's first goal at the Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich, the defending Bundesliga champions, are once again showing why they are one of the best teams in Europe at the moment. In their match against Bayer Leverkusen, the ten-time back-to-back Bundesliga champions brushed the latter aside thanks to goals from Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane, Jamal Musiala, and Thomas Müller.
The German champions dominated the game right from the start, with Sane's goal coming in three minutes from kick-off. Jamal Musiala, Bayern's youth academy graduate, has picked up his form this season, scoring 11 goals in his last 11 appearances for the club. Besides scoring his goal in the 17th minute, Musiala also assisted Sane's goal.
Former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, who has taken to Bayern Munich like a fish to water, netted the third goal of the match in the 38th minute. Mane showed his cool with a poised shot from the edge of the box, which found the bottom corner away from the grasp of Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukáš Hrádecký. This was also Mane's first goal at the Allianz Arena, Bayern's home turf.
The Senegalese footballer netted another strike in the 53rd minute, but it was ruled out because of a foul on a Leverkusen defender.
It was Bayern legend Thomas Muller who scored the fourth goal for his team, thanks to an embarrassing faux pas by Hrádecký, whose fumbling slipped the ball out of his hand. Not someone to leave an opportunity to score, Muller jumped at the occasion, took the ball away, and struck it calmly into the net.
Bayern Munich did have a comparatively rocky start to their campaign this season. Out of the eight league matches they have played so far, the German champions have won only four. They have drawn thrice and lost once. The Bundesliga table is currently led by Union Berlin, who have played seven, won five and drawn two matches till date. They are the only undefeated side in the Bundesliga right now.