If Bayern Munich’s first game of pre-season is anything to go by they might not need Tottenham striker Harry Kane – having beaten Rottach-Egern 27-0.

Thirteen players got on the score sheet, with Jamal Musiala, Mathys Tel and Marcel Sabitzer grabbing five each.

Sabitzer, who was on loan at Manchester United last season, scored his five goals in 22 second-half minutes.

It was 18-0 at half-time before amateur side Rottach-Egern limited Bayern to nine goals after the break.

Serge Gnabry, with a hat-trick, Alphonso Davies, Konrad Laimer, Noussair Mazraoui, Dayot Upamecano, Leroy Sane, Raphael Guerreiro, Ryan Gravenberch, Kingsley Coman and Sadio Mane were the other players to score.

Bayern Munich, who have been linked with Kane this summer, beat the same opposition 23-0 in 2019.

Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel was not in a charitable mood on Tuesday as he fielded a full-strength XI for the first match of pre-season. A star-studded team featuring Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich took the field at the Stadion am Birkenmoos and gave fans plenty of value for their €10 tickets.

He managed to keep Sadio Mane frustrated right until the 89th minute, when the former Liverpool forward finally blasted in. His face did not show even a flicker of satisfaction, however, as he jogged back to the half-way line.

Bayern are no strangers to smashing a truckload of goals past wholly unsuitable opposition. In fact, they have made a habit of trouncing Rottach-Egern in the summer, having rolled them over 23-0 in 2019 and 20-0 in 2016.


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