Bayern rout Monchengladbach 5-1 in Bundesliga action

Apr 15, 2018, 12:21 IST | IANS

Bayern squandered some scoring chances in the ensuing minutes during the match on Saturday but then took the lead with two goals over a five-minute stretch of the first half

Players of FC Bayern Munich celebrate after the second goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs Borussia Moenchengladbach in Munich. Pic/AFP
Players of FC Bayern Munich celebrate after the second goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs Borussia Moenchengladbach in Munich. Pic/AFP

Bayern Munich routed Borussia Monchengladbach 5-1 here in its first Bundesliga game since clinching a 6th consecutive league title. Head coach Jupp Heynckes had promised that Bayern would be fully focused despite having wrapped up the 2017-2018 championship last weekend, and his team lived up to those expectations at Allianz Arena after conceding an early goal on a Josip Drmic strike in the ninth minute.

Bayern squandered some scoring chances in the ensuing minutes during the match on Saturday but then took the lead with two goals over a five-minute stretch of the first half, Efe news reported. Sandro Wagner drew level for Bayern in the 36th minute when he fired into an empty goal off a cross from Thomas Muller.

That combination proved lethal again five minutes later, when Wagner headed home a Muller cross. The German-league powerhouse took complete control after the intermission and went ahead 3-1 in the 51st minute on a goal by Thiago, who pounced on goalkeeper Yann Sommer's deflection of a shot by Wagner.

David Alaba scored the fourth goal in the 67th minute on a right-footed blast from outside the area, while substitute Robert Lewandowski put the finishing touch on the rout with a goal in the 82nd minute, just 13 minutes after taking the field.

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