Sep 15, 2016

    Ruthless Bayern fire five warning shots


    JOSHUA Kimmich grabbed a second-half double and birthday boy Thomas Mueller was on target as Bayern Munich hammered Russian side Rostov 5-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    It was an ominous warning of intent from the Germans in their Group D opener, after prolific Robert Lewandowski scored midway through the first-half from the penalty spot.

    Mueller doubled the lead

    in the second minute

    of first-half injury time.

    Kimmich grabbed a simple third soon after the break following fine work from Douglas Costa and then the impressive midfielder headed home to make it 4-0 just minutes later.

    Spanish defender Juan Bernat popped up in the box in the closing moments for number five.

    Carlo Ancelotti, taking charge of Bayern for the first time in the Champions League after succeeding Pep Guardiola, said: "It was a great game. We opened the scoring early and then the game was more open for us and we created more chances.

    "Can we win the Champions League?

    "For sure, our team will be competitive this season and, for the moment, everything

    is good, but the first objective is to win the group, and

    then we will see the draw."