Bayern start the season with a card against Frankfurt, beating Arsenal at Crystal Palace

A week after winning the German Super Cup in Leipzig (5-3), Bayern Munich sent a new message to the competition by beating Frankfurt 6-1 (5-0 in the first half), opening the German Championship, Friday, August 5 the following day. Land of Eintracht. In London, Arsenal did not fall into the trap of its neighbor Crystal Palace and scored its first victory this season (2-0).

To launch the 60th edition of the German Bundesliga, Munich’s waves landed on Kevin Trapp’s goal in the first half. If RB Leipzig had surrendered after a quarter of an hour of play six days ago, Eintracht withdrew after just five minutes, in the smog, with a free kick by Joshua Kimmich (1-0, 5).

Six minutes later, in a corner kick that came back poorly, the team Benjamin Pavard scored Bayern’s second goal with a dry shot (2-0, 11). And to replace Robert Lewandowski, his eight-season goal machine who left for Barcelona this summer, Bayern may have not just one, but several players available, since Friday’s entire Munich attack, from Sadio Mane (3-0, 29). , who scored his second goal in two matches with Munich, by Jamal Mosiala (4-0, 35) and Serge Gnabry before the end of the first half (5-0, 43).

Bayern managed to dominate the second half, despite a poor recovery from Neuer, who took advantage of Nantes Randall Kolo Moeny, who scored his first goal for Frankfurt after the hour (5-1, 64). Julian Nagelsmann took the opportunity to give his first minutes of play to Mathis Till, who entered in the 65th minute, thus becoming Bayern Munich’s second youngest player at 17 years and 100 days, behind Paul Wanner (first match at 16 years and 15 days in January 2022) . Midfielder Jamal Musiala came in to plant the final nail shortly before the end of original time (6-1, 83). Bayern sent the message: There was no doubt they had let their eleventh crown in a row slip away.

In England, Arsenal scored an encouraging 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park at Crystal Palace in the opening match of the new Premier League season.

Reinforced by their three recruits, notably former Marseille William Saliba, who came back from loan and voted man of the match for his first league appearance, Mikel Arteta’s players showed greater control than their opponents, especially in the twenty-first minute, until the opening result of Gabriel Martinelli’s president, upon receiving Zinchenko’s deflection on Saka’s angle (1-0, 20).

A well deserved goal, after a few minutes of great work by Gabriel Jesus (fourth), the Brazilian striker from Manchester City, is already at the forefront of the system put in place by his coach. The Gunners then gradually let the Patrick Vieira players back into the game but they persisted. At the end of the match, the Eagles captain, Mark Guehe, converted a powerful pass from Bukayo Saka (2-0, 85th place) into his own net and gave the North London players the first success they deserved.

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