Harry Kane and Bayern Munich get the new Bundesliga campaign started on the best possible note. The English striker scored on his Bundesliga debut to help Bayern clinch 4-0 win against Werder Bremen on Friday. Leroy Sane and Mathys Tel were the other goalscorers for Die Roten at Weser Stadium.
Thomas Tuchel handed Harry Kane a place in the starting XI after the English forward trained with the squad for the entire week. Leon Goretzka came into the lineup to replace Konrad Laimer, as Tuchel wanted more height in the team due to Bremen’s threat on setpieces. Dayot Upamecano got the nod over Matthijs de Ligt to partner Kim Min-jae in the central defense.
The visitors got off to the best possible start as Sane opened the scoring at the end of a swift counter-attacking move. Harry Kane played the killer pass from half line to set up the goal for Sane. The German winger calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper.
Die Roten continued to put pressure on Werder Bremen in the early stages of the game but couldn’t create clear-cut chances. At the other end of the pitch, Die Roten defended well to keep Bremen quiet. Niclas Fullkrug had the ball in the net, but he had strayed offside.
Bayern controlled the game for the majority of the first half. Jamal Musiala, Sane, Kingsley Coman, and Harry Kane were causing all kinds of problems for Die Roten with their passing and movement. The Bavarian club should have scored more, but they had to be content with a 1-0 lead at half-time.
The hosts improved after half-time as they created two big chances at the start of the second half. Die Roten needed some time to settle in the second half. Fortunately for Bayern, Bremen couldn’t capitalise during this phase. Kingsley Coman shifted the momentum towards Rekordmeister as he struck the post in the 58th minute.
Bayern got the hold of the game after difficult ten minutes at the start of the second half. The much-awaited goal from Kane arrived in the 74th minute. Alphonso Davies played a delightful pass to find the run of Kane just outside the box. The English forward drilled the ball past the keeper to open his account for the Bavarian club.
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Kane’s goal extinguished Bremen’s hopes of making a comeback in the game. Sane and Mathys Tel added the icing on the cake by scoring two late goals to make it a comprehensive victory. It was not a perfect performance from Die Roten, but they did enough to clinch the win. Tuchel and the Bavarian faithful will be pleased to see Kane on the scoresheet, getting the monkey off the back in the first game itself.