This Saturday Bayern Munich traveled to Hoffenheim and outplayed them in a 6-0 rout at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Bundesliga’s 24th matchweek. It was the biggest triumph in the history of the Bavarians over the Hoffs.
I wish I could keep going about what actually happened and who scored Bayern goals, but the bizarre way the game ended up it’s worth to be mentioned. In the 77th minute, the game was stopped due to a banner with offensive words towards Hoffenheim’s chairman, Dietmar Hopp.
After about 20 minutes, the match was restarted but the players just passed the ball between each other until the end of the game. Apparently, it was a symbol of solidarity towards Hoffenheim fans, who gave both players a stand ovation at the end of the match.
Before all of that, the goalscorers were Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Joshua Zirkzee, Philippe Coutinho -twice-, and Leon Goretzka.
Bayern imposed themselves since the beginning of the match and opened the scoring on two minutes with a goal from Gnabry. Five minutes later, it was Kimmich’s time to score and double Bayern’s lead consequently.
The Bavarians decided the game’s fate within the quarter-hour mark, as they went 3-0 up through a beautiful move from Zirkzee, who received the pass and rounded a defender to slot home at the corner.
Apart from the whole protests situation, the other surprise of the match was Brazilian Coutinho, who grabbed a double in the game. The first one, Bayern’s fourth, came in on 33 minutes, as he hit a shot from the six-yard area and into the back of the net.
Thomas Muller was the playmaker of the 5th goal, as he assisted Coutinho, who didn’t have any difficulties in scoring past the keeper.
Muller was maybe the best player of the match. He was subbed off though, as Goretzka was introduced into his place. It only took him six minutes to score, as he got a good pass from Tolisso. 6-0 Bayern with 62 on the clock.
After that, not many happened -apart from the protests, of course- as the game ended up in demolition from Bayern Munchen over Hoffenheim.
Following the win, Bayern keeps on leading the Bundesliga and will host Augsburg in the next matchday. Hoffenheim will visit Schalke 04.