Bayern Munich have been imperious for much of the season, and continued in similar vein on Tuesday with a thumping 4-0 over Olympiakos in their UEFA Champions League Group F meeting
The Bavarian giants reaffirmed their status as one of the favourites for the UEFA Champions League with a crushing 4-0 win over Greek side Olympiakos. Douglas Costa, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas MA?ller — arguably Bayern’s top three players this season — all scored within the first 20 minutes, effectively ending the game as a contest before it had even truly begun.
French youngster Kingsley Coman added a fourth in the 69th minute despite the sending off of centre-back Holger Badstuber, who has only recently recovered from a long-term injury to take his place in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI.
Fans in awe of Bayern Munich quality
On a night when FC Barcelona took apart AS Roma 6-1, Bayern Munich registered their own emphatic home victory, scoring 3 goals in a scintillating opening 20 minutes of the match. Unsurprisingly, fans on social media were left to wonder what the outcome would be if the two European giants had to face off against each other in the Champions League, as they did last season at the semi-final stage.
Meanwhile, the likes of Lewandowski, Douglas Costa and MA?ller received praise — the latter for becoming the youngest player to register 50 wins in the competition’s history — while there was amusement at the antics of David Alaba, who watched the game from the stands.
Mad thing about Bayern is, if all the shots against them went in, and they themselves scored no goals, they’d still be top of the league.
a Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 25, 2015
Bayern have been imperious in the first 20 mins tonight. Making a decent Olympiacos side like a Sunday league team. a Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 24, 2015
Bayern have played 21 games season. Either Lewandowski or Muller have scored in 19 of them.
a Cristian Nyari (@Cnyari) November 24, 2015
Lewandowski has only needed 45 matches to scored 28 UCL goals. Messi needed 47, Raul needed 52 and CR7 needed 68. a MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) November 24, 2015
Douglas Costa has been directly involved in 14 goals in 17 games across the Bundesliga & Champions League for Bayern pic.twitter.com/GmPLDhHAMf
a Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 24, 2015
Lewandowski is so good, he’ll block a teammate’s shot and put it in himself
a Clark Whitney (@Mr_Bundesliga) November 24, 2015
Watching the Barca highlights. Jesus. Really hope this season sees them – and that trio – and Bayern meet each other at proper full pelt. a Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) November 24, 2015
Would it be easier to just skip to a Barca v Bayern final?! #ChampionsLeague
a Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 24, 2015
Sad to see Bayern peaking too early again before their inevitable 5-1 aggregate semi-final defeat to Brendan Rodgers’s Real Madrid. a Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) November 24, 2015
a 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) November 24, 2015