New signing Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal for Bayern Munich since joining on loan from Barcelona as the 29-time German champions thrashed fan club Vilshofen Rot Weiß 13-1 on Sunday.
Less than 24 hours after the Brazilian schemer came off the bench to make his debut in Bayern’s 3-0 Bundesliga win over Schalke, Coutinho was off the mark for the club.
The 27-year-old had already struck the post with a sumptuous strike from range and teed up Thomas Müller for Bayern’s third before collecting fellow new boy Ivan Perisic’s cutback and ruthlessly sweeping home from the edge of the penalty box to make it 4-0 after just 35 minutes.
It was a devastating finish and fine performance from Coutinho, who was replaced at half time, and Die Bayern supporters will be hoping it’s the first of many goals from their stellar new recruit.
Perisic and Mikael Cuisance were also on target for the first time in the red of Bayern with the on-loan Inter winger opening the scoring in the ninth minute before goals from 18-year-old Can Karatas and Müller preceded Coutinho’s effort.
Cuisance then struck, the former Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder catching the eye with a weaving run beyond four defenders before cooly slotting home.
The 11th meeting between the sides - known as the Dream Match - ceremonially opened amateur outfit FC Vilshofen’s new Klaus-Augenthaler-Stadion, named in honour of Bayern’s legendary 1990 FIFA World Cup winner, Klaus Augenthaler.
Augenthaler - who began his career at the club before making more than 500 appearances for Bayern over the course of a glittering 21 year spell - led the supporters’ side out opposite a Bayern outfit featuring no fewer than seven of the starting XI that began the Schalke game, including captain Manuel Neuer and hat-trick hero in that victory, Robert Lewandowski.
Karatas wrapped up a hat trick, and victory, in the 89th minute, while Kwasi Wriedt also bagged three. Sarpreet Singh and Alexander Nollenberger were also on the scoresheet for Bayern, with Alois Eberle scoring a memorable consolation for Vilshofen Rot Weiß.