Bayern Munich 2-0 Wolfsburg: Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller strikes continue perfect start to the season for the reigning Bundesliga champions as Roten cruise to victory in first home match to top the table after two games
- Bayern Munich cruised past Wolfsburg in their first home game of the campaign
- Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller struck before the break to ensure a 2-0 victory
- The reigning champions are top of the Bundesliga table after two league games
- Wolfsburg have one point and are above the relegation zone on goal difference
Champions Bayern Munich made it two Bundesliga wins from two matches when they comfortably beat visitors VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Sunday with goals from Jamal Musiala and Thomas Mueller.
The Bavarians, who have now scored eight goals in their first two league matches, were lethal in attack, especially in the first half, with Sadio Mane, Serge Gnabry, Mueller and the league’s leading scorer Musiala wreaking havoc in their opponents’ box.
Mane also put the ball in the net twice more but his efforts were cancelled by VAR reviews for offside.
Thomas Muller (third from right) celebrates putting Bayern Munich 2-0 up against Wolfsburg
Sadio Mane (centre) heads Bayern’s third in the 74th minute, only to see the offside flag raised
‘It was obviously not the big show of the first two matches (including Bayern’s 5-3 Super Cup win over RB Leipzig),’ Mueller said. The Bavarians had crushed Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 in their Bundesliga opener last week.
‘We struggled a bit in the first 10 minutes. Wolfsburg played a lot of long balls to get out of our pressing. We needed some time but got going and maybe we could have scored one or two more goals.’
Alphonzo Davies almost scored an own goal when he cleared a header but his effort bounced off the post in the fifth minute, with Wolfsburg enjoying a confident start.
It did not last, however, with Bayern gradually taking control and Germany international Musiala showing great skill and power to shrug off two markers, stay up and drill in for the lead in the 33rd minute.
The forward scored in Bayern’s wins at Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt but was denied this time
Jamal Musiala (left) had better luck, hitting a landmark for a German player under the age of 20
The 19-year-old Musiala became the first German player under the age of 20 to score 14 Bundesliga goals.
The Wolves were soon reduced to desperate attempts at stopping the waves of Bayern attacks but Thomas Mueller, in his 417th Bundesliga game that lifted him to fourth on the all-time Bayern list, wrongfooted keeper Koen Casteels by stabbing in a Joshua Kimmich shot two minutes before the break.
Wolfsburg, led by former Bayern coach Niko Kovac, rarely had a look-in and managed just one shot on target in the entire game even after Bayern took their foot off the gas in the second half.
‘With all due respect Bayern are in a different class,’ Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold said. ‘We still had a few chances and you have to score when you get them. Then it could be a different game.’
Niko Kovac’s (centre) Wolfsburg are clear of bottom three on goal difference following defeat
Bayern are top of the standings on six points, ahead on goal difference of Borussia Dortmund, who have also won their two league matches so far
Sadio Mane, who joined the club from Liverpool in June, missed a glorious chance from close range that could have given the forward a third goal in three competitive matches for his new club.
The Senegal livewire also found the net with a header from a Muller delivery 16 minutes from time, only to see the effort ruled out for offside.
Bayern’s perfect start to the campaign continued, while Wolfsburg are 15th after two matches.