Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich scored against Eintracht Frankfurt© AFP
Bayern Munich began their quest to win their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title with a 1-6 win at Eintracht Frankfurt. To put the cherry on the cake, their star summer signing Sadio Mane made a debut for the German giants. But it was Joshua Kimmich who gave the visitors the lead at Deutsche Bank Park on Friday. And home fans may take some of the blame for getting their team into trouble at the start of the match.
Supporters at their home turf always look like the ’12th player’ for their team. Be it chants to pump up their team or even trying to wind down the opposition or the use of props such as flames and smoke, supporters make their stadium as challenging as possible for the visiting opposition. try to make.
Frankfurt fans opted for smoking as a means of marking the start of the season against their more staunch opponents.
When Bayern Munich received a free-kick a short distance to the right, the smoke was especially thick between the ball and the near post.
Kimmich used the opportunity to curl a low free-kick that went off the near-post before Kevin Trapp’s goal was passed in Frankfurt.
KIMMICH starts the scoring through the smoke pic.twitter.com/stCuASiEfB
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The smoke meant that Frankfurt players were caught off-guard and Kimmich’s quick thinking and sporting awareness paid off for the visitors.
That goal opened the floodgates as Benjamin Pavard doubled Bayern’s advantage six minutes later.
Mane took a 3–0 lead from a Serge Gnabry cross before Thomas Müller scored for former Arsenal winger and Jamal Musiala as Bayern went into half-time with a 5–0 advantage.
Randal Colo Muni scored a consolation goal for Frankfurt, but Bayern was not yet done as Musiella scored his second goal of the night.
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