European roundup: Sadio Mané leads Bayern’s seven-goal rout of Bochum | European club football


Bayern Munich demolished VfL Bochum 7-0 on Sunday, with new signing Sadio Mané scoring twice, to maintain their perfect start to the season.

The reigning Bundesliga champions, who are two points clear at the top with nine points from three league games, went on a first-half rampage, scoring four times in a 38-minute span to kill off the game.

They took a fourth-minute lead through Leroy Sané with their first attack of the game, and Matthijs de Ligt got on the scoresheet with his first ever effort on goal for Bayern, heading in a corner at the far post in the 25th.

Kingsley Coman’s shot from close range after Bochum failed to clear just past the half-hour mark made it 3-0 and all but put the game beyond doubt, before Mané completed the first-half frenzy with his second goal of the season – a low shot from a tight angle in the 42nd.

Bayern, who have now scored 15 goals in their three league games since the departure of Robert Lewandowski for Barcelona, eased off the gas. But the Senegal international added another with a penalty on the hour.

Cristian Gamboa, under pressure from Sané, scored an own goal, piling further misery on the hosts who then saw tge substitute Serge Gnabry make it look so easy when he thundered in a low shot off the post to make it 7-0.

Title rivals Borussia Dortmund conceded three goals in the last few minutes against Werder Bremen on Saturday as they suffered a shock 3-2 loss that left them on six points.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s long wait for a league win continued earlier when Jan Thielmann scored late for Cologne to draw 1-1. Daichi Kamada looked like ending Frankfurt’s 10-game run without a win when he scored in the 71st, but Thielmann equalized in the 82nd for the visitors.

The on-loan Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun scored his third goal in three games since joining Reims for the season to give the Ligue 1 strugglers their first point of the season. The 21-year-old had a goal disallowed for offside in the first half before converting in the 81st minute to give his side a well-deserved point at Strasbourg.



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