Harry Kane sinks stunning free-kick for rampant Bayern Munich in Berlin


Harry Kane scored the pick of five Bayern Munich goals and Thomas Müller netted a brace in a resounding win at Union Berlin.

Union Berlin 1-5 Bayern Munich
Goals: 0-1
Goretzka 29' (assist: Tel), 0-2 Kane 45+1', 0-3 Müller 53' (assist: Choupo-Moting), 0-4 Tel 62' (assist: Kane), 0-5 Müller 66' (assist: Goretzka), 1-5 Vertessen 90+1' (assist: Gosens)

Bayern may have gone into the weekend on a high after making the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, but Union quickly reminded them why they haven't had things always go their way in this season's Bundesliga, with a Christopher Trimmel cross causing havoc in the Bayern area in the opening minute before running out of play. Kane and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting hit early efforts as Bayern racked up an advantage on the shot count, which told when a smashing Leon Goretzka finish from a Mathys Tel pass thrust the visitors in front on the half-hour mark. Although Union posed a threat on the break through the pace of Benedict Hollerbach, and Manuel Neuer was called upon to save a testing Robin Gosens volley, Bayern continued to create chances. Kane then doubled the Bavarians' lead at a perfect time, just before the break, with a fabulous strike directly from a free-kick. 

Bayern continued to be too hot for Union to handle after the restart, with Müller racing to meet a Choupo-Moting cross and lash a volley in at the far post. The one-way traffic continued as Tel smashed straight into the net after taking a forward pass from Kane. Müller soon completed his brace by applying a glancing header to Goretzka's swirling cross. Kane had a fine shot saved, before Yorbe Vertessen found the side netting and Mikkel Kaufmann had a shot save in rare chances for a consolation. With the hosts' confidence shot to pieces, the final phases were akin to a training exercise as Bayern calmly passed the ball around and developed attacks at will, although a tidy Vertessen finish in stoppage time put Union on the scoresheet. 

Match stats

  • Kane is the fastest player in Bundesliga history to score 33 goals in the league - after his first 30 matches.
  • Müller for the first time on Matchday 30 of a Bundesliga season. The Bayern legend now has a goal to show for all 34 matchdays.
  • Müller also made his 400th start in the Bundesliga. He's the sixth player to do so for Bayern.
  • Union’s record against the top five this season is 10 games, 10 defeats, three goals scored, 27 conceded.
  • Die Eisernen are yet to win after conceding the opening goal this season (three draws and 17 defeats).
  • Bayern are yet to lose in 10 Bundesliga meetings with Union (W7, D3), matching Darmstadt as the side they have the longest unbeaten record against at this level (10 times).

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Union: Rønnow - Doekhi, Vogt, Leite (Kaufmann 59') - Trimmel (c) (Juranovic 59'), Schäfer (Laidouini 59'), Tousart, Aaronson, Gosens - Volland (Knoche 70'), Hollerbach (Vertessen 59')
Unused subs: Schwolow, Khedira, Haberer, Král
Out: Busk (calf), Roussillon (calf)
Coach: Nenad Bjelica

Bayern: Neuer (c) – Kimmich (Mazraoui 70'), Dier, Kim (Upamecano 59'), Davies – Pavlovic, Goretzka (Laimer 71') – Müller (Zvonarek 84'), Choupo-Moting (Bryan 71'), Tel - Kane
Unused subs: Ulreich, De Ligt, Guerreiro, Zvonarek
Out: Boey (muscular), Buchmann (thigh), Coman (adductor), Gnabry (thigh), Musiala (rested), Sané (pubic bone), Sarr (knee) 
Coach: Thomas Tuchel

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