TThe expected expectation of this heavy defeat against the uncanny football superiority from Munich was toasty. VfL Bochum lost 7-0 to FC Bayern on Sunday evening, but it was never exciting. But the Bochum fans cheered throughout the second half as if they didn’t care about the defeat. Nobody expected points from such a duel with the eternal German champions.
And when the winner was decided early on, the love for the losing club was celebrated. “It’s the way it is,” said coach Thomas Reis, although Simon Zoller seemed upset after this dismantling. “I’ve never been so destroyed,” said the Bochum striker, “we were screwed apart today. Right from the start we had no guts, no balls and made blatant mistakes of our own.”
“Everyone treats everyone to everything”
Bayern’s defense seemed vulnerable again at a few moments, although new signing Matthijs de Ligt, worth millions, was in the starting XI for the first time and even headed a goal. But Munich’s pace and momentum remained spectacular even without Jamal Musiala, who was out due to a strain: Coman, Mané and the excellent Sané moved as if they had been fueled with jet fuel compared to these high-end athletes the Bochum defenders like cumbersome diesel machines.
The game was the counterpart to VfL’s unforgettable 4-2 win over Bayern Munich last season. Everything worked at VfL back then, this time almost everything went wrong, which Julian Nagelsmann also explained with the significantly improved internal climate in his team: “The energy that is in the team is very, very pleasant. Everyone grants everyone everything. That was not always the case last year.”
There was never a phase in which Bochum were equal, and Bayern were already leading 4-0 at half-time after goals from Sané (4th), de Ligt (25th), Coman (31st) and Mané (43rd). , with Bochum favoring these goals with serious mistakes.
Mané with a penalty (59′) and Gamboa (69′, own goal) completed the half-dozen before Gnabry (76′) put the finishing touch. After BVB’s defeat against Bremen, Bayern are back at the top of the table after only three match days. Followed by the Gladbachers, who will be guests in Munich for the top game next Saturday