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Another big and deserved win for Bayern, who followed up their six goals in Frankfurt with seven in Bochum. Their next away game is in Union Berlin, can they get eight there?
No added time to be expected with the result beyond doubt, and Bayern heading back to the top of the Bundesliga with a phenomenal goal difference.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Decision No penalty
So close to a consolation
Hofmann's shot takes a deflection off Upamecano's foot, making it a difficult save for Neuer to make, but he wants his clean sheet and looks like he will get it.
Running away with it in Bochum
It is definitely not Bochum's day, as Zoller's shot comes back off the woodwork. Not even a consolation for the hosts.
Like last year
There are still 15 minutes left to improve on the 7-0 from last season, with Gnabry threading a shot through the legs of Ordets and in off the far post.
Double figures for shots on target
5 off target
5 on target
9 off target
10 on target
When it is not your day...
Nothing is going right for Bochum, and there is a sixth goal for Bayern, with a helping hand from Gamboa. He lunges to prevent Sane from getting in a shot, but all he manages to do is turn the ball past his own goalkeeper. Unlucky for Gamboa.
No change in the noise levels
The home fans may be disappointed with the scoreline, but that is not discouraging them from getting behind their team and urging them on to get at least a consolation goal.
Mane doubles up
He did not score a penalty in his Premier League career, but he's got his first in the Bundesliga to make it five for Bayern, sending Riemann the wrong way from the spot.
Penalty for Bayern!
Chance for a fifth goal as Coman's heal is clipped as he entered the area.
He's deserved a few goals for all of his work today, and that was nearly a second. Coman sends a low shot just inches wide of the far post
Another good chance for Bayern, with Sane pulling the ball back for Kimmich, who's almost level with the penalty spot when he scoops his effort over the crossbar.
In Bayern's two away games so far this season (or rather, one and a half), they have scored a total of 10 goals.
Bochum have only once before been 4-0 down at half-time of a home game: against Bayern on Matchday 5 last season. They went on to lose 7-0.
The Bavarians lead by four at the break, and xG has them closer to two - showing how well they took their chances in that first half.
Bayern in command
Mane turns the ball back for Müller, whose scissor-kick sails wide. Bayern not happy with 'just' four goals before the break.
Riemann delays kicking the ball away and Mane is bearing down on him - when he finally tries to clear his lines, he strikes the Bayern player and is relieved to see the rebound go wide of the post!
Same combination, no doubt this time!
Coman sets up Mane again, but there is no need to check the VAR for this one. The Senegalese cuts back onto his left foot and sends a low shot inside the near post. And now it IS four for Bayern.
The goal is cancelled after a VAR check - it did not hit Sane's hip, but rather his hand. We're back to 3-0, and a cheeky look by Sane before celebrating suggested as much.
Decision No goal
And it's four!
Coman's header hits the post and it strikes Mane and goes in - a fourth goal for Bayern, and he did not really know much about it as it struck his hip on its way in.
And still Bochum look for a goal, this time Asano curling an effort which may have been going wide, but Neuer collects it anyway.
Busy day for Riemann
2 off target
2 on target
5 off target
6 on target
Lots to celebrate
© Inago/Dennis Ewert
A mistake by the Bochum defence and Riemann tries to repair the damage from Gamboa's back header, but he cannot get the ball away and Coman is on hand to tuck the ball in - 3-0 to Bayern!
Bochum still trying
Hofmann holds off Upamecano - which is a challenge in itself - and manages to get a header on target, which is easy for Neuer but shows that Bochum are not going to give up without a fight.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
VAR checked if de Ligt used his hand in that goal, but the goal is given!
The former Juventus defender marks his starting debut with a goal, rising at the far post to head in from a corner.
Matthijs de Ligt
What a chance!
Great move from Bochum with Hofmann teeing up Losilla, with only Neuer to beat, but he snaps at his volley and sends it high over the crossbar. A huge chance for the hosts goes begging.
Bayern with the ball
According to xG, Sane's strike really was out of context - both Bayern and Bochum are level on goal probability, but Bayern took the lead with that unlikely effort.
Sane should not have scored
Eighty-four and counting
That goal means Bayern have scored at least one goal in their last 84 Bundesliga games. The last time they failed to score was in February 2020 against Leipzig (0:0).
Another sweet strike from Sane, but this time Riemann is equal to it, making a remarkable save at full stretch to turn the ball behind for a corner.
Zoller tries to reply
Almost a swift response from the hosts with Zoller getting in a shot which is deflected behind for a corner. The hosts' confidence does not seem to have been dented by that early Bayern goal.
What a move, and what a finish. Sane exchanges passes with Sabitzer and the ball then makes its way out to Coman, with first-time ping-passing, and he pulls it back to Sane who wraps his right foot around it and curls it inside the near post. Stunning strike!
Bright start for Bochum
The hosts are taking the game to Bayern, showing no signs of intimidation and being urged on by a vociferous crowd.
What an atmosphere!
The stadium is bouncing - this is one of the games Bochum's fans have been really looking forward to.
MORE ON THOSE TEAMS
Nagelsmann shuffles his pack for the first time this season, due to injuries to Davies and Musiala. Matthijs de Ligt makes his full debut, with Hernandez moving over to left-back. Sane comes in for Davies, and there's a start for Coman. Gnabry is only fit enough for the bench. As for Bochum, Förster is preferred to Osei-Tutu in attack.
BOCHUM STARTING LINE-UP
Riemann - Gamboa, Ordets, Heintz, Janko - Losilla (c), Stöger - Asano, Förster, Zoller - Hofmann
Esser, Masovic, Goralski, Oermann, Holtmann, Osei-Tutu, Lampropoulos, Tolba, Bonga
BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP
Neuer (c) - Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Hernandez - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Coman, Müller, Sane - Mane
Ulreich, Gnabry, Wanner, Sarr, Vidovic, Gravenberch, Tel, Mazraoui, Stanisic
BAYERN'S FANTASTIC FOUR
Chatting ahead of today's game, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann said, "[Bochum] were strong in both games against us [last season]. I'm looking forward to the game, and hopefully to a different result to last season."
WHEN THEY WERE KINGS
The visitors have been on fire so far this term, scoring goal after goal against Leipzig [in the Supercup], Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg. Bochum, on the other hand, not so much. But wait. There is inspiration for the hosts in the form of last season's stunning 4-2 win against the record champions at this very venue!
HELLO, AND WELCOME !
What's not to love about Matchday 3 of the Bundesliga so far? We've had it all and now, to conclude, we're all set for a barnstormer between Bochum and Bayern.