Bayern Munich keeps on seeking the top of the table in the German Bundesliga. This Saturday, for the 19th matchweek, the Bavarian side defeated Schalke 04 5-0 at home and approached the leaders of the competition, RB Leipzig, who was defeated in the matchweek by Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0.
Playing at home, the Bavarians dominated the opponent throughout the first half and opened a good advantage on the scoreboard. The opener came as soon as 6 minutes after goalkeeper Schubert failed to clear a cross ball in the area, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski took the rebound and sent it to the back of the net. 1-0 Bayern.
Later, at 45+2, the hosts doubled their lead. Following a new delivery on the area, Goretzka flicked it for Thomas Muller who completed home to score the second goal of the Bavarians in the match.
In the second half, Bayern kept the control of the game and turned the victory into a rout at the Allianz Arena. On 50 minutes, in a corner-kick for the hosts, the ball once again met Goretzka, who had two chances to score. In the first one, his header was blocked by a Schalke defender.
However, on the rebound, he connected it with a beautiful half-volley and into the back of the net to score against his former team. 3-0 Bayern Munich.
Then, at 58, in a counterattack for the Bavarians initiated by Thiago, the Spaniard triggered in the final third Lewandowski, as the Pole turned the defender and set-up Thiago, who scored through a simple effort. 4-0.
In the end, at 89, it was time for Serge Gnabry to score. He received a good pass from substitute Philippe Coutinho and scored a beautiful goal, closing the deal for Bayern. 5-0.
In the next matchday of the Bundesliga, Bayern will face Mainz 05 next Saturday. Schalke faces Hertha Berlin on Friday.