Bayern Munich have had an excellent start to the new Bundesliga season on Friday. The team of trainer Julian Nagelsmann was far too strong for Eintracht Frankfurt with 1-6. Former Ajax players Ryan Gravenberch, Matthijs de Ligt and Noussair Mazraoui had to settle for substitutes. In Belgium, Club Brugge again lost points.

    After ten minutes it was already 0-2 in the Deutsche Bank Park due to goals from Joshua Kimmich and Benjamin Pavard. Sadio Mane, who came over from Liverpool, made it 0-3 in the 29th minute. Via Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry, Bayern ran even further before half-time.

    In the second half, the visitors slowed down. Randal Kolo Muani made it 1-5 in the 64th minute. Musiala determined the final score in the final phase with his second goal of the evening.

    Of the former Ajax players, Gravenberch was in the field the longest. The twenty-year-old midfielder, who made the switch from Amsterdam to Munich for almost 20 million euros this summer, played for more than half an hour. Mazraoui and De Ligt came on in the 82nd minute. Joshua Zirkzee stayed on the bench.

    Bayern Munich has been dominant in the Bundesliga for years. In the past ten seasons, ‘Der Rekordmeister’ became national champion. Bayern will continue the competition next Sunday with a home game against VfL Wolfsburg.

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    Club Brugge loses points with substitute Lang again

    A week after the defeat at KAS Eupen (2-1) Club Brugge had to settle for a point in the home match against Zulte Waregem: 1-1. Both Club Brugge and Zulte Waregem have 4 points after three competition matches. Noa Lang started on the bench, because according to trainer Carl Hoefkens he is not fully focused due to transfer problems.

    The Orange international, who has often been important for Club Brugge in the past two seasons, was allowed to come in fifteen minutes before the end. Ruud Vormer also came in the final phase. However, the two Dutchmen could no longer help Club Brugge to a victory. Bjorn Meijer, who came over from FC Groningen, did have a basic place. The nineteen-year-old youth international was substituted in the 75th minute.

    Shortly after the break, Danish attacker Andreas Skov Olsen had opened the scoring with his third goal of the season. Oleksandr Drambajev scored the equalizer about twenty minutes before the end on behalf of Zulte Waregem.

    Lang (23) wants to leave Club Brugge after two years. He saw his Belgian teammate Charles De Ketelaere go to AC Milan, but the five-time international of the Dutch national team still has to wait and see whether he can also make such a top transfer. “I spoke with Noa, he has a lot of things on his mind at the moment,” Hoefkens said before the game. “That’s why we made the choice that he starts on the bench. He is 100 percent ready to come in.”

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