Bayern Munich hammered rivals Borussia Dortmund 4-0 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening in Hans-Dieter Flick’s first Bundesliga game in charge.
The interim head coach has stepped in for the departing Niko Kovač, guiding the record champions of Germany to a 2-0 win over Olympiacos in the Champions League midweek.
Many would have expected Dortmund to have been capable of getting a result at the Aliianz Arena given the change of coaches and with Bayern being hammered 5-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt last week.
However, the defending champions showed what they were capable of and dominated proceedings from the start before eventually taking the lead through Robert Lewandowski in the 17th minute.
It remained 1-0 at half-time but the game was all but over two minutes after the break when Serge Gnabry doubled the hosts’ lead. Lewandowski added a second against his former club 15 minutes from time before a Mats Hummels own goal five minutes later added to the emphatic victory.
The scoreline did not flatter Bayern Munich, who saw 60% of the possession and won the shot count 18-2. Lucien Favre had even replaced Jadon Sancho with Raphael Guerreiro 10 minutes before the end of the first half.