Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich demolished Werder Bremen 6-0 in the 2016-2017 season opener here. The visitors found themselves trailing 0-2 just 15 minutes into Friday’s contest at the Allianz Arena after giving up goals to Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski. Bayern give every sign of continuing their dominance of the Bundesliga under newly-appointed coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The hosts would have led 4-0 by half-time if Lewandowski hadn’t missed a pair of clear chances in the 32nd and 39th minutes. But the Polish striker made up for his earlier lapses with a goal in the opening minute of the second half, converting a cross from Thomas Maller to make it 3-0.
Philipp Lahm scored in the 66th minute and Franck Ribery added to Werder’s misery seven minutes later before Lewandowski completed the hat-trick with a goal from the penalty spot in the 77th minute.