ICYMI : Bayern run riot against Monchengladbach

Sandro Wagner scored a quickfire double as a much-changed Bayern Munich came from behind to kick off Jupp Heynckes’ farewell matches with a comfortable 5-1 Bundesliga victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. Germany international proved a capable deputy for Robert Lewandowski, who dropped to the bench as one of seven changes from the side that clinched a […]

Sandro Wagner scored a quickfire double as a much-changed Bayern Munich came from behind to kick off Jupp Heynckes’ farewell matches with a comfortable 5-1 Bundesliga victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Germany international proved a capable deputy for Robert Lewandowski, who dropped to the bench as one of seven changes from the side that clinched a Champions League semi-final spot with a 0-0 draw against Sevilla on Wednesday, with two goals in the space of four first-half minutes.

It inspired Bayern to a 37th home league match without defeat in their first outing since it was announced Heynckes, who set a record by participating in his 1,034th Bundesliga match as a player or coach, would make way for Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac from next season.

Gladbach opted to play on the counter-attack thereafter and Wagner punished their reluctance to get forward with a pair of strikes, the second of which Yann Sommer should have done more to keep out.

Thiago Alcantara got the third before David Alaba marked his return from a back injury by scoring a Bundesliga goal with his weaker right foot for the first time, and Lewandowski – a 70th-minute replacement for Wagner – rounded off a resounding triumph that damages Gladbach’s European aspirations.

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