By Reuters Reporter
Published: 21:22 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 23:49 BST, 18 September 2020
Treble winners Bayern Munich crushed Schalke 04 8-0 with a hat-trick from Serge Gnabry and a superb debut from Leroy Sane on Friday as they made a sensational start to the new Bundesliga season and sent an ominous warning to potential challengers.
Gnabry grabbed his first goal for the hosts with a fine turn and shot in the fourth minute in what turned out to be a one-sided affair that stretched Bayern's unbeaten run to 31 games this year, having now won the last 22 matches in a row.
Schalke, without a league win since January, were helpless against Bayern's lightning-quick game and Leon Goretzka found plenty of space to drive a low shot past keeper Ralf Faehrmann in the 19th minute.
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates scoring his team's third goal of the game
Bayern Munich's German midfielder Leon Goretzka scored the second goal against Schalke
Gnabry of Bayern Munich celebrates scoring his team's first goal on Friday evening
Sane celebrates scoring the seventh goal for the European champions against Schalke
Gnabry (2-L) celebrates with teammates