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High five the brilliant Bayern Munich against Freiburg


Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Schupa-Moting, Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane and Marcel Sabitzer all scored in the rout at the Allianz Arena as Bayern maintained their excellent record at home to Freiburg.

Bayern have never lost at home Monday (AEDT) to Bundesliga opposition and the run means they have won 20 and drawn three of their 23 encounters in Munich.

Results and performances in the Champions League have been good for Bayern, but they have been inconsistent in the Bundesliga. Now, perhaps after last week’s push that earned Borussia Dortmund a point 2-0, we can start to regularly see Nagelsmann’s men at their clinical best on home turf.

Bayern started this game two points behind the visitors, only the third time in a Bundesliga game against Freiburg that they have fallen behind in the standings.

Bayern’s strong start saw them take the lead in the 13th minute thanks to Gnabry’s fine header after Mark Flecken made a sharp save from Leroy Sane’s close-range shot which sent the ball rolling towards the penalty area.

The home side doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when Matthias Ginter didn’t quite close down Chupa-Moting in the box and the striker fired a low shot past Fleeken and into the left post.

Gnabry hit the left-hand post before Sane struck in the 52nd minute to effectively seal the game when a fierce left-footed shot from 22 yards flew past Flecken into the left-hand corner.

With the pressing lifted, Mane got in on the action with a neat strike after Philipp Lienhart made an embarrassingly unsuccessful attempt to head home Gnabry’s right-wing pass. Sabitzer added a fifth in the 80th minute, taking advantage of further defensive disorganization before slotting home from 15 yards.


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