European champions Bayern Munich thumped Schalke 8-0 in their Bundesliga opener on Friday evening.
New signing Leroy Sane made his debut for Bayern after arriving from Manchester City with David Alaba unavailable due to a muscle injury, as Schalke had Ralf Fahrmann back in goal.
The season’s first goal came from Serge Gnabry who capitalised on a through ball from Joshua Kimmich to rattle the top corner on four minutes.
Bayern were in for a second goal in the matter of minutes after good work from Sane down the right picked out Robert Lewandowski, who had his shot scooped off the line.
The second arrived on 18 minutes after Leon Goretzka latched onto a cutback from Thomas Muller on the edge of the area for a composed bottom corner finish.
Schalke’s evening on the other hand turned into further jeopardy 30 minutes in as midfielder Alessandro Schopf replaced Suat Serdar, who had gone down injured.
Lewandowski netted his first of the season a minute later after sending Fahrmann the wrong way from the penalty spot after having gone down in the area.
The treble kings were up and running in the second half as Gnabry ensured a brace after firing home a loose ball from close-range following resilient play from Sane.
A fifth for the all-conquering Bayern came when brilliant ball control from Sane en-route to goal on 59 minutes released Gnabry, who side-footed in from the near post.
Schalke succumbed again in the last 20 minutes after a delightful reverse pass from Lewandowski landed to Muller who gladly fired through the gloves off Fahrmann.
Sane would get on the score-sheet too a minute later after running through the defence from the middle to find the near corner for a goal on debut.
It was eight nine minutes to full-time after Jamal Musiala managed to cut in from the right-side to fire into the bottom corner to become Bayern’s youngest ever scorer at 17-years-old.
Bayern successfully wrapped up the match after running down the final minutes for a blistering start to the defence of their title.