Munich (dpa) – Following their dream goals, Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso chatted in good spirits on their way to the cabin. The 4: 0 at Bayern’s start in the new Champions League season was exactly what they wanted – and that of coach Hansi Flick.
“We’re enjoying the Champions League opener. It’s just important that you win the first match,” said the 55-year-old after the convincing victory over Atlético Madrid.
Coman (28th / 72nd minute), Leon Goretzka (41st) and Tolisso (66th) secured Munich’s twelfth victory in European football against Madrid, who were loudly described by Vice-Captain Thomas Müller during the first half as the ‘ biggest bully ‘. -King consecutively. “There were four great goals, one even better than the other,” said Flick.
The Munich-based company was clearly unimpressed by the horror of a positive corona test from Serge Gnabry, especially as the result did not lead to further service provider failures. “Playing the first game so confidently with four beautiful goals is just right,” said Flick, who uses the performance of his stars as a benchmark on Europe’s premier club stage. “We set the bar today,” said the 55-year-old.
This is especially true of Coman. The last Lisbon hero only really showed up in the absence of Gnabrys, who had to be quarantined at home, and Leroy Sané, who was sitting in the stands after an injury in a thick winter jacket. “He will be measured by this for the next few games,” explains Flick.
The 24-year-old Frenchman, who was the winning goalscorer in the 1-0 final against Paris Saint-Germain two months ago, enjoyed the moment himself. “I have scored two goals and that makes me very happy”, said the winger. “Of course I sometimes think back to the final goal. But now it is a new Champions League season. We want to keep winning.”
The group opponents RB Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow played 2-2, the first away game against the Russians is next Tuesday. What has so far only been achieved by Real Madrid, Bayern also wants to achieve: defend their title in the premier class.
After a 2: 8 for FC Barcelona at the final tournament in Lisbon and now a 0: 4 for Atlético, guest coach Diego Simeone also had to recognize the superiority of the “now best team in the world”. “Bayern was just more accurate than us,” said the Argentinian. “Bayern is in a good mood and very effective. That makes them a very strong team.”