Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann returned to his old club RB Leipzig on Saturday, and his team ran out convincing 4-1 winners.
The young coach’s time at Bayern didn’t get off to the best start, but his side are now starting to gather momentum, with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the DFL-Supercup kicking things off.
They are now on a run of five consecutive wins ahead of their Champions League group opener away to Barcelona on Tuesday.
Bayern fielded a full-strength side despite their match at the Camp Nou looming, and had the game wrapped up after just 54 minutes.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring from the penalty spot, scoring in his 14th consecutive Bundesliga match – a period in which he’s scored 23 times – and is close surpassing Gerd Muller’s record of scoring in 16 matches in a row.
Jamal Musiala came on for the injured Serge Gnabry to score the second, which was followed by a third from Leroy Sane after Andre Silva’s strike for the home side was ruled out for offside.
Leon Goretska and Lewandowski were taken off on the hour mark and were followed by Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard in an attempt to keep them fresh for Barcelona.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting grabbed their fourth of the game, leaving Bayern two points off league leaders Wolfsburg.
Lewandowski (12′), Musiala (47′), Sane (54′), Laimer (58′), Choupo-Moting (90’+1′)