Bayern Munich stormed their way to victory in new manager Carlo Ancelotti’s first league game since his appointment, thrashing a totally out of sorts Werder Bremen 6-0 at the Allianz Arena on Friday. German forward Thomas Müller provided three assists in the process.
Xabi Alonso opened the scoring in the 9th minute with a superb volley, before Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead four minutes later after latching on to a through ball from French veteran Franck Ribéry.
The champions went into the half time break leading 2-0, but went on full rampage right from the advent of the second half, as Lewandowski scored again in the first minute.
Captain Philipp Lahm and Ribéry then added two more to the tally in the 66th and 73rd minutes respectively, putting the game effectively beyond the reach of the visitors. Lewandowski then completed his hat trick in the 77th minute after converting a penalty.
This was Lewandowski’s second hat trick of the season already, after scoring three in the 5-0 routing of Jena last week in the DFB Pokal.
New manager Ancelotti was in high spirits even before the game, saying that his side would aim to win every competition this season.
Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga four times in a row now, thrice under current Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola and once under treble winner Jupp Heynckes. However, despite the domestic dominance, Guardiola failed to go past the semi finals of the UEFA Champion’s League during his three year tenure.