In the first Bundesliga game, Bayern Munich exhibited their lethal firepower against Eintracht Frankfurt. There is life after Robert Lewandowski, as demonstrated by the five other goal scorers, including Sadio Mane. Sadio Mane, a Senegalese striker who joined Bayern this summer as a de facto substitute for Lewandowski, scored Bayern's third goal in the 6-1 blowout and his first Bundesliga goal.
After just five minutes, Joshua Kimmich scored the game's first goal after misfiring a free kick through the smoke from the Frankfurt fans' fireworks and fooling Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. Benjamin Pavard quickly scored from a corner, unmarked, with all Frankfurt defenders caught chasing the ball. Kimmich and Pavard both ran over to celebrate with Bayern's set-piece coach Dino Topmöller after scoring, showing that they had practised their free-kick and corner routines previously.
Mane scored each of the following three goals: the first came from a cross by Serge Gnabry, the second came from a Jamal Musiala tap-in, and the third came from a 50-50 challenge with Frankfurt captain Sebastian Rode that helped set up Gnabry for Bayern's fifth goal. Kolo Muani, a recent French arrival from Nantes, scored Frankfurt's consolation goal by taking advantage of a rare Manuel Neuer blunder and slipping the ball into the empty net. However, it made no difference because Musiala, who dominated Frankfurt's midfield in the first half, added a second goal late to complete the thrashing.