Bundesliga Champion Bayern Munich crushed TSG Hoffenheim 6-0 at Rhein-Neckar-Arena today. Bayern scored all six within a span of 60 minutes, and then the match was interrupted by an offensive banner in the crowd.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim – Context
Bayern’s coach Hans-Dieter Flick relied on Coutinho and starting debutant Zirkzee instead of the injured duo Coman (thigh strain) and Lewandowski.
Hoffenheim’s coach Alfred Schreuder replaced Debbur after the 1-1 draw in Gladbach (tear of the biceps tendon on the knee joint) with Bebou.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim – Goal
Serge Gnabry volleyed home from a Thomas Muller cross at second minute of the match, before Joshua Kimmich doubled their lead within amother five minutes. Teenager striker Joshua Zirkzee slotted home from six yards at 15th minute of the match. – his fourth goal in four Bundesliga games.
Philippe Coutinho scored twice either side of the break, before Leon Goretzka added a sixth at 62 minute of the match.
What the scoreboard won’t tell
- This game could have ended with double figures for Bayern, but play was stopped twice due to an offensive banner directed towards Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp.
- It justifiably drew wild reactions from the Bayern players as well as the coach, as the referee could have abandoned the game.
- Bayern’s staff and players begged their fans to put the banner away before the referee took them down the tunnel. The match was resumed after 20 minutes.
- When play resumed for the second time, both teams decided to stop the game and pass the ball around for the last quarter of the match.
Result and Conclusion
At the final whistle, 79-year-old Hopp was given a standing ovation alongside Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and the players on the pitch in a show of solidarity.
The win also put Bayern four points ahead of RB Leipzig. They have played a game less.
I am deeply ashamed for the behaviour of these people. That is inexcusable. It is the ugly face of football . I am ashamed and apologize, but It’s actually no excuse… We’re going to be tough on those who discredited FC Bayern today. We filmed everything and we’ll hold people accountable. The whole Bundesliga , The DFL and the DFB have to stand together and act against these chaos.Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO FC Bayern on the Offensive Banner and subsequent interruption of the match
I knew that maybe something was planned. We tried to counteract these actions with our fan representative. Unfortunately, something like this happens again and again. Despite the controls, they get posters like this in the stadium. It just doesn’t work .Hansi Flick – FC Bayern coach, after the match
I have to compliment the referees, the sensible fans and the FC Bayern players. A limit was crossed that we cannot let go of. It is against a person and it’s about a club, but it’s mostly about a person. Respect for the solidarity of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.Alexander Rosen, Sport Director TSG Hoffenheim
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