Bayern Munich got their title defense off to a great start with a 6-1 win over Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt.
A great performance, a week after the victory in the German Supercup, in which Sadio Mané participated, author of the third goal. The Senegalese striker who was praised for his rapid integration by his coach Julian Nagelsmann.
Sadio Mané scored his first Bundesliga goal against Frankfurt
“He’s such an important player for us because we need his energy. When you see the way he celebrated this victory with the fans, or when you see how he plays between the lines, combining with his teammates in attack”, said the technician.
Sadio Mané who, in fact, pleased the supporters who had made the trip since after the match, the former Liverpool player went to meet the fans in the visitor’s parking lot and harangued the crowd using the megaphone normally reserved for the leader of the ultras.
Dortmund come out in pain
Bayern are already top of the league thanks to a nice goal difference. His main competitors for the title did not necessarily make a strong impression.
Borussia Dortmund won against Leverkusen 1-0 thanks to a goal from captain Marco Reus in the 10th minute of play, but the Borussen suffered until the end of the match.
For Edin Terzic, back as head coach, the fact of having held the score until the end proves that his players have already made great defensive progress.
Erdin Terzic, BvB coach since June 2022
“There are games where a single goal must be enough to win. In recent weeks, I have often been asked how I could manage possible goals against us. And tonight, we gave it our all in defence. It was a good way to get on the right track“, he assured.
Note in this meeting an unusual image, since following a handball by goalkeeper Lucas Hradecky outside his area in the last seconds of the match, Edmond Tapsoba replaced him in the cages.
A defender by trade, the Burkinabè fortunately did not have to keep his team’s goals for very long.
Leipzig are already losing points, Freiburg continues on a good dynamic
Christopher Nkunku finished last season with 20 goals
For its part, RB Leipzig did not manage to do better than 1-1 on the lawn of VfB Stuttgart. Christopher Nkunku, voted best player in the Bundesliga last season, opened the scoring for the Red Bull club in the 8th minute of play but Naouirou Ahamada equalized on the hour mark for VfB.
And if Leipzig largely dominated the debates then, the men of Domenico Tedesco did not manage to concretize their many opportunities.
For the moment, the place of runner-up goes to Friborg who signed the other card of the weekend by beating Augsburg 4-0 with in particular a goal from the ghost Mathias Ginter.
Christian Streich’s men, who finished in a surprising sixth place last season, therefore start this new season with the same seriousness, even if for the coach, the result does not necessarily reflect the physiognomy of the meeting he declares. to have found “complicated“.
Schalke 04 lose on Bundesliga return, Union win Berlin derby
This first day also marked the return of two big clubs to the top flight: FC Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen.
The two clubs had mixed fortunes. The Knappen lost 3-1 at FC Cologne while Werder Bremen signed a good result by drawing 2-2 at VfL Wolfsburg.
In other results, Union Berlin won the German capital derby by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1. Mainz won 2-1 against VfL Bochum thanks to a brace from Austria international Karim Onisiwo. Finally Borussia Mönchengladbach won 3-1 against Hoffenheim with goals from Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram.
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