Niko Kovač took charge of Bayern Munich for the first time to guide his new team to an emphatic 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Super Cup on Sunday night.
Frankfurt reached the Super Cup after Kovač ‘s side upset Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal finallast May before switching sides over the summer.
Robert Lewandowski helped himself to a hat-trick before substitute Kingsley Coman added a fourth before setting up Thiago Alcântara late on to make it 5-0.
Here are our player ratings from Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintract Frankfurt:
Manuel Neuer 6 – A quiet game for the Bayern Munich and German number one as Manuel Neuer was only forced into one save all game.
Joshua Kimmich 8 – Saw lots of possession bombing on from right-back and set up the opening goal when Joshua Kimmich was given lots of time and space to float the ball into Robert Lewandowski to head home. Jetro Willems had no success going forward for the underdogs.
Mats Hummels 7 – Bayern Munich cut off the supply to Sébastien Haller up front for Frankfurt. Mats Hummels did pick up a yellow card after committing a couple of fouls.
Niklas Süle 7 – Made a couple of tackles and interceptions but got beat in the air early on for what was about Frankfurt’s only decent opportunity.
David Alaba 7 – The Austrian international didn’t have much to do defensively and failed to pick out a teammate with any of his four crosses.
Javi Martínez 8 – Recycled the ball in possession and won the ball back on a couple of occasions when needed to.
Arjen Robben 7 – Delivered the corner from which Robert Lewandowski headed home Bayern’s second goal. Other than that it wasn’t a hugely influential performance from Arjen Robben whom was replaced just before the hour.
Thomas Müller 8 – Created a couple of chances and saw his only effort float just wide of the far post. Thomas Müller was replaced shortly after Bayern Munich scored their third.
Thiago Alcântara 9 – Saw a lot of the ball and rarely gave it away. A wonderful display of technical ability from Thiago Alcântara who got his name on the scoresheet with five minutes to go.
Franck Ribéry 8 – Made some good runs and created a couple of chances for teammates, though Franck Ribéry never had an attempt on goal himself. The 35-year-old played the full 90 minutes.
Robert Lewandowski 10 – Four shots on target and three goals for Robert Lewandowski on Sunday. The first two were unmarked headers whilst the third was a nice-left footed finish after his first touch took the ball past David Abraham in the Eintracht Frankfurt defence.
Kingsley Coman (34 mins) 8 – Gave Niko Kovač every season to start him against 1899 Hoffenheim next weekend with an excellent cameo performance. Kingsley Coman just before the hour, scored shortly after and assisted one for Thiago late on.
Leon Goretzka (28 mins) 6 – Handed a debut in the Super Cup in place of Thomas Müller. Leon Goretzka played a sensible passing game but failed to hit the target with his two efforts on goal.
Sandro Wagner (20 mins) 4 – Gave Lewandowski a rest for the final 20 minutes but Sandro Wagner barely got a touch of the ball let-alone score himself.