Bayern Munich won 8-0 against SV Darmstadt 98 in a remarkable Bundesliga match on Saturday. Halfway through, three players had already been sent off with a red card and the score was still 0-0.
Bayern-Darmstadt will go down as the first Bundesliga match ever in which three players were sent off with a red card before halftime. Bayern midfielder Joshua Kimmich was the first after four minutes. He suffered a clumsy loss of ball and then pulled the emergency brake.
Before half time, Klaus Gjasula and Matej Maglica were also immediately sent off on behalf of Darmstadt and the match continued with ten against nine. Bayern did not take advantage of the surplus before half time, but after the break there was no limit on coach Thomas Tuchel’s team.
Bayern scored eight goals within 37 minutes. Harry Kane scored three goals. The 5-0 in particular was of great beauty. The striker saw goalkeeper Marcel Schuhen standing in front of his goal and shot fantastically from his own half.
The other goals in the Allianz Arena were scored by Leroy Sané (two), Jamal Musiala (two) and Thomas Müller. Former Ajax player Noussair Mazraoui did the preparatory work for two goals.
Twice as many goals in one half before
It was the first time this century that a Bundesliga team has scored at least eight goals in one half. That happened twice before. Borussia Mönchengladbach also scored eight against Borussia Neunkirchen in 1967 (10-0 total). In 1982, Borussia Dortmund even scored ten against Arminia Bielefeld (11-1 total).
Bayern played against newly promoted Darmstadt with Manuel Neuer, who played his first minutes after his skiing accident almost a year ago. Mathijs de Ligt also had a starting spot. He got yellow and was substituted in the second half.
The victory means that Bayern is at least temporarily the leader. Bayer Leverkusen has one point less, but also a match in hand. That will be played on Sunday against SC Freiburg.
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