Debutants Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt both scored in their first friendly appearance for their new club as Bayern Munich defeated DC United 6-2 on Wednesday.
Fresh from his move from Liverpool, Mane didn’t have to wait long to open his account, taking the penalty after Lucas Copado was brought down less than five minutes into the action.
He made no mistake on the spot, he kicked the penalty into the left part of the goal and gave Bayern a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute.
Marcel Sabitzer doubled the advantage in the 12th minute with a strike from the top of the box that miskicked the DC keeper, and Serge Gnabry made it 3-0 at the break when he finished off a Mane assist in the 44th minute. minute.
Bayern munich entered the second half with a completely different XI, including new Juventus arrival De Ligt, and he made an emphatic entry, firing a left-footed volley from the corner to score 90 seconds later.
Joshua Zirkzee made it 5-0 in the 51st minute off an assist from Kingsley Coman before DC finally responded with a Skage Leland strike in the 54th minute.
Theodore Ku-Dipietro’s 83rd-minute goal gave the American side something more to cheer about before Bayern icon Thomas Muller completed the proceedings to make it 6-2 in the 92nd minute.