Douglas Costa announced his arrival on the Bundesliga stage with a sizzling performance for FC Bayern München against Hamburger SV on Matchday 1 of 2015/16. - © gettyimages / Bongarts
Douglas Costa announced his arrival on the Bundesliga stage with a sizzling performance for FC Bayern München against Hamburger SV on Matchday 1 of 2015/16. - © gettyimages / Bongarts
Bundesliga

Memorable debuts: Costa steams in at FC Bayern

Ahead of the release of the 2016/17 Bundesliga schedule on 29 June (11:00CEST/09:00GMT), we look back on some of the standout displays from players taking their Bundesliga bow.

Douglas Costa's league debut for FC Bayern München turned into a gala against Hamburger SV. The fleet-footed Brazilian was the danger man all evening long in the official season opener in 2015/16, ending the match with a goal and an outrageous outside-of-the-boot assist for Thomas Müller.

Watch: Highlights of Bayern's 5-0 thrashing of Hamburg.

The 25-year-old, the last man to find the net on his Bundesliga Matchday 1 debut, maintained his form throughout the campaign, scoring four goals and providing a total of nine assists to help Bayern win a league and DFB Cup double.