Usual business was restored for Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich on Sunday night as they sauntered to Supercup glory with a 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
With the first piece of season's silverware shining on display in the 2018/19 trophy cabinet, Bayern have good reason to believe it will not be left alone in there as a hat-trick from the Pole – his ninth in a Bayern shirt – suggested more success is just around the corner.
Fortunately for the record champions, their mutual success story also seems set to continue with coach Niko Kovac ruling out a departure of the prolific Pole, who has been linked with many of Europe's other top clubs this summer.
WATCH: Kovac says Lewandowski is staying in Munich
"We know a thing or two about football and he showed his ability today," Kovac said. "We know why we want to have Lewandowski here at the club and why we've made it clear that he's going nowhere. He's staying in Munich. I'm happy for him as scoring three goals in the first game is nice, and I hope a few more will follow this season."
Lewandowski's first treble of the season has laid the gauntlet down to his rivals in pursuit of the Torjägerkanone he has practically monopolised since arriving in the Bundesliga.
"For me, he's one of the best forwards, if not the best forward in the world," enthused Bayern's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who was delighted with the Pole "giving the right answer to every question" in his first competitive outing of the campaign. "I was hoping he might explode tonight," added the Bosnian.
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Bayern also proverbially exploded on Sunday night, with Thomas Müller saying their win was not just revenge for losing the DFB Cup final to Frankfurt in May, but "a marker" as they look to hit the ground running in pursuit of a seventh straight Bundesliga title this term. It was also a significant signal of Kovac's intentions as he looks to continue a winning trend started under Jupp Heynckes and carried forward by his illustrious colleagues Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.
"It's great to see Niko at work with his coaching team," enthused Salihamidzic, who was largely responsible for appointing one of his former teammates this summer, and will be expecting big things from the 46-year-old.
Tweet translation: "Solid start to the new season! We want to build on this and go all-out attack with the team and our coaches."
The Croatian coach has clearly gathered the Bavarian art of winning quickly and while he may be a new face in the dugout, one thing at Bayern remains the same: their desire to win trophies which, on this early evidence, is as strong as ever.