Sports press: Seville's honorable defeat against Bayern
Bayern routs Schalke 8-0 in record win for Bundesliga opener
BERLIN — The new Bundesliga began in an empty stadium on Friday with eight-time defending champion Bayern Munich routing Schalke 8-0 for a record in the league's opening match. And it should have been more. Germany winger Leroy Sané starred and scored on his Bayern debut and Jamal Musiala became Bayern's youngest ever goalscorer at 17 years, 205 days, but otherwise it was business as usual as they totally dominated and the visitors tried limiting the damage. Schalke's winless run stretched to 17 games, while Bayern extended its winning run to 22. Serge Gnabry scored a hat trick and Sané set up two of the goals.
According to the Spanish media, Sevilla FC did an honorable job in the Super Cup final despite the 2-1 defeat against FC Bayern.
"Coach Julen Lopetegui did not let his team get offended, which only had to surrender to the almighty Bayern Munich in extra time," wrote the sports newspaper "Mundo Deportivo" on Friday. In a further article, the newspaper compared the game in Budapest with the humiliating 8-2 defeat of FC Barcelona against Bayern in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on August 14 in Lisbon. Unlike the Catalans, the Seville players in Hungary appeared with the necessary intensity, a lot of enthusiasm for the game and a good dose of courage.
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went into raptures the sports newspaper “Marca”. «It is impossible to show more pride and self-respect than Seville. If there has ever been another team with such a strong character and so much resilience, nobody knows them yet. Because it was actually unthinkable to force the best team in Europe into extra time in a final », cheered the newspaper. It's just a shame that Sevilla FC didn't win. «What a chance. It would have been a heroic end to the fight between David and Goliath ”, regrets“ Marca ”.
Under the heading “Heroes without a trophy”, the sports newspaper “As” is also full of praise for Seville's achievement: “Seville is hardly lacking in dignity and pride”. It was only in extra time that they had to admit defeat to Bayern Munich, which once again proved to be the best team in Europe. Bayern Munich is “a football machine” against which Lopetegui's men still had a chance of winning for a long time, more than any other team including giants like PSG, Barcelona and Chelsea, the newspaper emphasized.
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Gallery: Emergency solution or direct hit? Bayern's winter transfers (sport1.de) Adrian Fein (21) could leave Bayern before the end of the transfer period. © imago images He will probably leave FC Bayern on Monday: Adrian Fein. Fein has no prospects under Bayern coach Hansi Flick, which became clear once again when the record champions beat Hertha BSC 4: 3 on Sunday evening. The FCB had seven field players on the bench, only Fein was not allowed to warm up during the 90 minutes.