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BAYERN CRUISE TO OPENING WIN
What a start from the record champions. A first-half performance that produced five unanswered goals left Eintracht Frankfurt gobsmacked as Bayern ebbed and flowed. A debut goal for Mane and a Musiala double were among the Bavarians' six tonight and it's already hard to see who will stop them this season. For Frankfurt, a UEFA Super Cup challenge against Real Madrid awaits on Wednesday.
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MUSIALA AT THE DOUBLE
Sane prods the ball through for Musiala, who stays on his feet despite some close Eintracht attention. The teenager pokes past Trapp for his second of the night.
DE LIGT DEBUT
Matthijs de Ligt is part a a double Bayern swap, the former Ajax and Juventus defender making his Bundesliga bow.
KOLO MUANI RACES THROUGH
Kolo Muani enters a sprint for goals with Upamecano and the forward just edges ahead, before showing too much of the ball to Neuer, who gathers. A solid chance for a second goal but credit to Upamecano for shadowing his opponent all the way there.
Ok, Bayern are cruising but if we're nit-picking, it's interesting to note that the visitors conceded three second half goals against Leipzig last week while they currently trail in the second 45 here.
Trapp saves from Mane, conceding a corner. Meanwhile, Kostic makes way for Eintracht debutant, Faride Alidou.
FRANKFURT FANS STILL SINGING
The home fans are still serenading their team, despite the scoreline here. That Randal Kolo Muani goal has at least given them some cheer. The ex-Nantes striker scored with his first shot on target in the Bundesliga.
Kostic is caught offside and then blooters the ball out in frustration. No choice for the ref there: it's a yellow from the Frankfurt player.
Knauff races in on goals from the right and smacks one into the side netting.
WELCOME, MATHYS TEL
A double swap by the visitors and one more debut: this time for French forward Mathys Tel. Old favourite Leroy Sane is also on.
Look away Manuel Neuer fans. The Bayern goalkeeper struggles to deal with a back pass on the edge of his area and can't quite get enough on the ball to feed Hernandez. Kolo Muani pounces and rolls in for a debut goal !
Randal Kolo Muani
NEUER CALLED INTO ACTION
The Bayern goalkeeper gets down to save Knauff's low drive as Eintracht look to reduce the arrears in front of their fans.
NDICKA IN THE BOOK
Ndicka muscles in on Müller, who goes down in apparent agony. The referee flashes a yellow in the direction of the Eintracht man.
The former Ajax man is on for his competitive Bayern debut as Sabitzer makes way for the visitors.
Tuta has the ball in the Bayern net but that won't count, the Eintracht man was in an offside position.
EINTRACHT PENALTY CLAIM
Kostic goes tumbling in the area after Pavard's sliding tackle. The home fans shout for a penalty. Nothing doing says VAR.
Frankfurt have been probing since the restart. Die Adler will need to try and gain some confidence in this second half. Glasner's side face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
Let's remind ourselves that Bayern have scored a goal every 14 minutes in a game and a half of official competition this season. They've netted as many as ten times in 2022/23 (Supercup included).
Not so surprising to see that Oliver Glasner has changed things up for the hosts with a triple change, Kolo Muani coming on for his Bundesliga debut with Jakic and Lenz also thrown into the mix.
Bayern had 17 shots on goal in that first half: they scored with five, saw seven saved and hit the woodwork with three others. How do you cope?
Poor Eintracht have been blown away by a team that has been at it from the off here. Naglesmann's side have sliced through the home defence at will and although Eintracht have had a couple of decent chances, they have been miles behind the defending Bundesliga champions.
MANE JOINS THE PARTY
ONE MORE TIME
Mane again battles to create something. The ball makes its way to Müller who spins and picks out Serge Gnabry. The Bayern attacker slides a simple finish under Trapp and it's good night.
GOALS GOALS GOALS
Mane battles his way through the centre, showing fantastic strength before freeing Müller on the right. His cutback offers Musiala a tap in and this one is done.
STILL THEY COME
Musiala draws a save from Trapp with one more shot from distance. Mane then lifts an effort over the bar as Die Bayern threaten to run riot.
SADIO MANE IS GO
Oh Mane Mane! The African Player of the Year is up and running in the Bundesliga, heading home from close range to fire the visitors even further ahead. Bayern Munich are on fire.
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Musiala lets fly with a scorcher, Trapp palms it onto the bar and the flag goes up as players in red stream in for the follow up.
LINDSTRÖM SURELY .....
It's a lovely build up from Eintracht before Lindstrom picks up possession in a central area. He dances his way through and looks to pick his spot in the corner. Neuer is beaten, but the ball fizzes wide. Big chance.
Bayern break and already this has the look of 3-0. Gnabry races through on the left, has a look up and squares for Müller, who looks certain to score. Incredibly, the Raumdeuter's shot comes back off the post. Huge let off for Eintracht there.
MANE HAS A SNIFF
Last season's assist king, Thomas Müller, feeds a cheeky through pass in for Mane but it's just ahead of the Senegalese attacker and Trapp gathers.
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BAYERN'S DEAD-BALL ACCURACY
VISITORS BITE BACK
This is a thrilling game. Bayern come again. Musiala is in possession and, from a tight angle, smashes one high into the side netting.
FRANKFURT HIT THE WOODWORK !
A Kostic corner, Tuta heads against the post! Incredible opening to this game. Eintracht's fans are roaring their side back into this game.
BAYERN BOSSING IT
Another set piece and Eintracht are in trouble again. Müller's hooked shot is blocked out but Pavard coming in on the follow up smashes in his team's second. What a start for the visitors!
That was the first time Kimmich scored directly from a free kick in the Bundesliga. He had three previous attempts in his career.
Kostic gets on the ball and suddenly the home fans are on their feet, they know what he's capable of. A curling effort into the box is fielded by Neuer.
KIMMICH THE MAN
Bayern set piece. Kimmich places it. He has a quick look at Trapp's near post and pokes an audacious effort at the corner. The ball flies in and Bayern lead! Bizarre but brilliant from Kimmich. Trapp won't be pleased.
The 19-year-old was astounding for Bayern during last week's Supercup win and he's quickly in possession here, dancing through the midfield before seeing his run checked. Eintracht coach Glasner waves furiously on the sidelines.
FIRST CHANCE BAYERN
The defending champions are straight at it, winning a corner on the right. Kimmich places the ball and delivers it into the mixer. Sadio Mane stoops and heads over the crossbar.
GAME ON !
Ladies and gentlemen, the 2022/23 Bundesliga season is underway !
Prior to kick off, players and fans take a moment to pay their respects to former Eintracht champion, Hans Weilbächer, who passed away at the age of 88.
"Welcome back!" is the message as the opening ceremony for the 2022/23 season concludes. And now ... here come the teams! The national anthem will precede kick off.
MANE AT THE READY
GÖTZE IN FOCUS !
What a night this is for returning Germany hero Mario Götze! The last time the former BVB man - who recently joined Eintracht from PSV Eindhoven - started a Bundesliga game was on December 20, 2019, when he scored for Dortmund in a 2-1 loss at Hoffenheim. Welcome back, Mario !
NAGELSMANN EYES SOLID START
MORE ON THOSE TEAMS
Sadio Mane is handed his Bundesliga debut as Julian Nagelsmann names the same side that started the 5-3 win over RB Leipzig in last weekend's Supercup. Frankfurt newcomer Mario Götze faces his former club, meanwhile, with Oliver Glasner making only one change to the team that beat Magdeburg 4-0 in the DFB Cup first round. Daichi Kamada makes way for ex-Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Rode.
FRANKFURT STARTING LINE-UP
Trapp - Toure, Tuta, N’Dicka - Knauff, Sow, Rode (c), Kostic - Lindstrom, Götze - Borre
Ramaj, Chandler, Hasebe, Lenz, Jakic, Kamada, Alario, Alidou, Kolo Muani
BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP
Neuer (c) - Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Gnabry, Müller, Musiala - Mane
Ulreich, de Ligt, Sane, Nianzou, Zirkzee, Gravenberch, Tel, Mazraoui, Stanisic
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TOUGH WEEK FOR FRANKFURT
After beginning the campaign with a 4-0 win at Bundesliga 2 side Magdeburg in the first round of the DFB Cup, Frankfurt face Bayern today and then Real Madrid on Wednesday in the UEFA Super Cup that pits the Champions League and Europa League winners against each other. Talk about starting with a bang!
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - GLASNER
"We've looked at Bayern in great detail," Nagelsmann's counterpart at Frankfurt, Oliver Glasner, said. "They've got a lot of variety in attack and are really good at getting behind opposition defences. It'll be a really tricky game for us. We want to showcase our football in our very first game, play with high intensity and give Bayern a proper fight. To be playing in the opening game is a kind of reward for our performance last season. We want to live up to that. We won't be raising the white flag on Friday, but will do all we can to start the season with a win."
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - NAGELSMANN
"It's not easy to play in Frankfurt," the Bayern coach said at his pre-match press conference. "I don't know 100 percent what their squad will look like. Frankfurt are a strong team with a passionate fan base. It's the season opener, on a Friday night - it will be a good game."
This will be the 102nd competitive meeting between these teams. While the weight of history is very much on Bayern's side, with 63 wins to Frankfurt's 29, it has been an evenly balanced fixture of late. Over the last three years each team has won one game per season, while Frankfurt also famously beat Bayern in the 2018 DFB Cup final.
NEW FACES GALORE
We are likely to see several of the clubs' summer signings in action tonight: Bayern may have lost Robert Lewandowski over the summer but having recruited Sadio Mane, Matthijs de Ligt and Ryan Gravenberch, among others, they look well stocked going into the new campaign. The same can be said of Frankfurt, who have bolstered their squad as they prepare for a maiden Champions League appearance. Former Bayern midfielder Mario Götze is among a host of exciting arrivals for the Europa League winners, with Lucas Alario, Faride Alidou and Jens Petter Hauge also completing permanent transfers to the Eagles.
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Bayern are once again the hunted, after extending their title-winning streak to 10 seasons in 2021/22. No team in Europe's top five leagues per UEFA coefficient has enjoyed such an unprecedented run. Can the record champions make it 11 not out?
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THE WAIT IS OVER!
After 83 days of summer, the Bundesliga is back! The fixture computer has thrown out a corker to kick off the new campaign, too, with defending champions Bayern Munich away to UEFA Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt. Yippeeeeeeeeeee!