Bayern Munich kicked off the new year with a 4-0 win against Hertha BSC, where Robert Lewandowski added to his goal tally this season
The hosts had the first real opening in the match but Davie Selke's header flew tamely over the crossbar, while at the other end of the pitch Robert Lewandowski poked a shot just wide of
Ivan Perišić peppered shots at Hertha's goal after half time with no reward, but Bayern Munich eventually broke through their hosts' defences when Thomas
Thiago Alcântara added a third as Hertha imploded in on themselves and
Starting XI: Jarstein (7); Klunter (5), Boyata (6), Torunarigha (7), Plattenhardt (6); Ascacibar (7), Lukebakio (7), Darida (7), Grujic (6), Dilrosun (7); Selke (5).
Substitutes: Wolf (6),
Key Talking Point
It must have felt like possession for possession's sake for the away fans at points, but Bayern Munich were just struggling to find a way past their hosts.
Jürgen Klinsmann's side were set up to frustrate Bayern Munich in the final third and even when the Rekordmeister did break through, Philippe Coutinho, Robert Lewandowski and
Starting XI: Neuer (7); Pavard (6), Boateng (7), Alaba (6), Davies (9); Muller (8), Thiago (9), Goretzka (6); Perisic (7), Lewandowski (8), Coutinho (7).
Substitutes: Dajaku (6),
As he continues to show with every single performance,
Thiago owns our midfield currently without him we’d be torn apart #BSCFCB— c spence (@chasespencer_) January 19, 2020
Thiago is our brain. Imagine wanting to get rid of him. #BSCFCB— Yung Pep (@Lewynator) January 19, 2020
My thoughts at halftime— D¹⁰ (@ThiagoTimes) January 19, 2020
- Davies and Thiago > the rest
- I didn‘t even notice Goretzka was playing #BSCFCB
Bayern Munich's first match at the Allianz Arena this year will come against David Wagner's Schalke in next week's Topspiel, while Hertha BSC travel to face an out of form VfL Wolfsburg.