Bayern returned to within a point of top spot in the Bundesliga with a resounding 4-0 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf at the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring for the visitors on the 11th minute mark as the German's attempted pass to Benjamin Pavard caught Zack Steffen by surprise and trickled into the left-hand corner of the net.
2-0 🆚 Olympiacos— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 23, 2019
4-0 🆚 Dortmund
4-0 🆚 Düsseldorf
Flicki-flaka in motion 👌 pic.twitter.com/8b02mabkAN
Corentin Tolisso added Bayern's second just before the half-hour mark, slotting home from Serge Gnabry's pass after Düsseldorf failed to clear their lines after playing out from the back.
Bayern went into cruise control in the second half, dominating possession and starving Düsseldorf of the ball. Philippe Coutinho couldn't miss as he poked the ball home following some good work by Robert Lewandowski.
Düsseldorf offered little in the way of a response, and Hansi Flick will no doubt be elated following his sides dominant display.
Starting XI: Steffen (6); Zimmermann (5), Ayhan (5), Adams (5), Gießelmann (5); Bozdek (6), Morales (6); Thommy (5), Fink (5), Kownacki (6); Hennings (5)
Substitutes: Suttner (5), Sobottka (N/A), Zimmer (N/A)
Key Talking Point
Star Man - Alphonso Davies
Despite a host of strong performances from Bayern's players, it is 19-year-old Alphonso Davies who deserves the headlines following die FCB's resounding victory.
Alphonso Davies is abnormal. 19 years of age bullying any Bundesliga winger that crosses his path on the flank.— Complaxes (@Complaxes) November 23, 2019
The left-back has only featured in Flick's starting XI due to injuries to Jerome Boateng, Niklas Süle and Lucas Hernandez and has repaid the faith that his manager has shown him.
A positive start to life at Bayern for the youngster, who will no doubt keep his place in the upcoming weeks as the fixtures come thick and fast.
Following on from their win, Bayern travel to the Red Star Stadium as they take on Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night in match day five of the Champions League. Die Roten then return to Bundesliga action with a tricky fixture at home against Bayer Leverkusen four days later.
Meanwhile Fortuna Düsseldorf take on Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar Arena next Saturday before the daunting trip to the Westfalenstadion to face Borussia Dortmund a week later.