Bayern Munich 7-0 Bochum: Harry Kane scores first hat-trick for Bundesliga giants at Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich 7-0 Bochum

Harry Kane continued his excellent start to life in Germany by scoring his first hat-trick for Bayern Munich in the 7-0 thrashing of Bochum at the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon. Eric Choupo-Moting, Matthijs de Ligt, Leorio Sane and Mathis Tell were also on the scoresheet as the reigning Bundesliga champions returned to the top of the table.

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Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and scored two more goals as Bayern Munich won 7–0 over VfL Bochum.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opened the scoring after four minutes when Kingsley got behind the Coman defense and headed a low cross to him at the far post.
Kane hardly touched the ball early on, but his first meaningful contribution saw him drive in when the ball fell to him after Alphonso Davies dribbled into the box.

Matthijs de Ligt scored three times from a corner and then Leroy Sane scored before half-time from a ball from Kane.
Kane scored five from the penalty spot before intercepting the ball in midfield and then set up substitute Mathis Tell to get on the scoresheet.
The England captain completed his treble and seventh in five Bundesliga games when he headed Noussair Mazraoui’s cross into the net from close range with two minutes remaining.
With this victory, Bayern is back at the top of the Bundesliga. Bochum remained winless after five games.
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Talking point – plenty of exciting attacking options for Bayern and Kane

It is unlikely that he will be able to emulate the partnership he had with Son Heung-min at Tottenham, but there are certainly exciting potential partnerships out there for him. For most of the season he has played a bit further forward than Spurs, but in this game we saw that things could be even more productive if he returned to a slightly deeper position. Choupo-Moting still looks capable of leading the line and will benefit from the extra attention given to Kane by defenders. Only a good stop from Manuel Reimann prevented the Cameroon striker from scoring the second goal when Kane played him in on goal. No matter how effective these two are, it could be up for grabs in conjunction with Mathis Tell if the young striker progresses this season. His speed presents a great target for Kane’s creativity. With so many forward options, it is more likely that Kane will be leading in the big games, but Thomas Tuchel will have to play with what money he has.

Man of the Match – Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)

He will face very tough opposition in the Bundesliga, but Kane and Bayern already look like a very happy partnership. There has been no bed-in phase for the England captain and he is already settling in perfectly with the skilled wingers at the club. The assist he got in the game will have pleased Tuchel even more than the three goals and you have a feeling it won’t be the only matchball he has picked up this season.
player rating
Bayern: Ulrich 7; Mazraoui 7, De Ligt 7, Kim 7, Davis 8; Kimmich 7, Laimer 7, Sane 8, Kane 9*, Koeman 8, Choupo-Moting 7.
Subs: Upamecano 7, Kretzig 7, Tell 8, Goretzka 6, Muller 6.
Bochum: Riemann 7; Masimovic 5, Ordets 5, Bernardo 5; Paciak 5, Losila 6, Beroe 5, Stoeger 5, Wittek 5; Asano 5, Antwi-Adjei 6.
Subs: Hoffman 5, Loosely 6, Gamboa 5, Osterhage 6, Dashner 6.

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Match Highlights

4′ GOAL FOR BAYERN! Choupo-Moting tapped in from close range after Coman was found by Kimmich behind the defense on the left and the Frenchman put the ball on a plate for the former Stoke man at the back post.
12′ GOAL FOR BAYERN! He has hardly got any touch so far but Kane is on the scoreline with one chance. A brilliant turn and run from Davies saw him take the ball into the penalty area before losing it, but Kane got through on the right side of the area and he fired the ball down into the corner.
29′ Goal for Bayern! De Ligt scored his first goal of the season. He times his jump perfectly to meet the corner and power a header, giving Reimann no chance.
38′ Goal for Bayern! Sane finished well, but once again a brilliant ball fell to Kane just inside his own half, before he played a long pass through the middle to the winger coming in from the right flank.
51′ Penalty for Bayern! Bad luck there for Bochum. Ordts gave the ball away and then as Choupo-Moting was heading towards goal, his shot went over a foot and then into the hands of the Bochum centre-back, preventing a goal.
54′ Goal for Bayern! Kane sent the keeper in the wrong direction from the spot.
58′ Coman cuts his right foot! And his curling effort clips the outside of the post.
81′ Goal for Bayern! Kane intercepts the ball in midfield and then brings the ball forward before feeding Tails who turns inside and shoots the ball into the goal.
88′ Goal for Bayern! Mazraoui headed home past Kane and made it seven for Bayern.
key figures
7 – Bayern have scored seven in three of their last five meetings against Bochum. Apart from this, Kane has scored 7 times in 5 Bundesliga games.
19- This was the 19th hat-trick of Kane’s career.
4 – Kane became the fourth English player to score a hat-trick in the Bundesliga, after Tony Woodcock, Kevin Keegan and Jadon Sancho.
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