So, Bayern Munich are back in a familiar position 90 minutes into the new season - top of the Bundesliga table. It won't always be this easy for Carlo Ancelotti but his reign is off to a flying start. Many thanks for your company. Until next time...
- Carlo Ancelotti's first league game in charge of Bayern Munich
- Robert Lewandowski starts the season with a hat-trick
- Xabi Alonso's 25 yard finish put defending champions ahead
- Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribery also on the mark
Carlo Ancelotti's first league game in charge of Bayern Munich ends in an emphatic victory, with Robert Lewandowski starting the campaign with a brilliant hat-trick.Copyright: AFP
Manuel Neuer has had so little to do that the Bayern keeper has now got the ball boys behind his goal to throw balls at him to keep him occupied.
This is a dream start for Carlo Ancelotti but the Bayern boss looks a little bored sat in the dugout. To be fair, this was over as a contest the moment Xabi Alonson opened the scoring in spectacular style inside 10 minutes.
Fin Bartels gets applause for effort from Bayern fans after a terrific run ends in a rather tame shot straight at the keeper. A rare moment of danger from Bremen.
We're into the last 10 minutes. Werder Bremen's players just want to hear the final whistle.Copyright: AP
Robert Lewandowski marks his first league game of the season with a hat-trick after a text book penalty.Copyright: Reuters
Thiago is fouled from behind and goes sprawling inside the area. The referee points to the spot. Werder Bremen's night goes from bad to worse.
This is painful to watch from a Werder Bremen point of view.
Thomas Muller is unchallenged before playing the ball into the path of the unmarked Franck Ribery who drills home from around the penalty spot.Copyright: AP
Just before that goal there was a standing ovation from Xabi Alonso as the midfielder is given a well deserved rest and replaced by Joshua Kimmich.
Bremen also make a change - defender Janek Sternberg replacing forward Aron Johannsson.
A move straight off the training ground as Philipp Lahm plays a one-two with Thomas Muller inside the Bremen area before finding the net with a thumping effort in off the post.Copyright: Reuters
Ruthless, clinical, dominant...Bayern have been all this and more. And all in front of watching Germany boss Joachim Low.
The TV cameras zoom in on Renato Sanches. The points are in the bag and the 19-year-old Euro 2016 winner, who cost £27.5m from Benfica, is wondering when he is going to come on. Surely not too long to wait now.Copyright: Reuters
Great scenes behind Bremen's goal. There's around a dozen or so huge flags being waved by jubilant Bayern fans. The celebrations are well under way. Bayern are heading to the top of the Bundesliga.
A huge moment in the game. Werder Bremen have just won their first corner.
Four? Five? Six?
There is no let up from Bayern Munich. Make no mistake, they are eyeing more goals.Copyright: Reuters
The second half is seconds old when Bremen lose possession. Bayern are on the attack and Thomas Muller delivers a pin-point cross into the area for Robert Lewandowski to stab the ball over the line from close range. More terrible defending by the visitors but Bayern's No 9 is one goal from a hat-trick.Copyright: AP
Robert Lewandowski will fancy his chances of completing his hat-trick here. Bremen get us back under way.
Are we about to see Renato Sanches on the Bundesliga stage for the first time? Bayern's fans want to see their new 19-year-old signing in action - and Carlo Ancelotti could well oblige with his side dominating.Copyright: Reuters
They are showing Xabi Alonso's goal again. He's totally unmarked but wow...what a finish.Copyright: EPA