Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and added two more as Bayern cruised to a 7-0 victory over VfL Bochum.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opened the scoring four minutes from time for the home side when Kingsley Coman got behind the defense and crossed for him at the far post.
Kane barely touched the ball early on but his first meaningful contribution saw him head home after the ball fell to him after Alphonso Davies dribbled into the box.
Matthijs De Ligt slotted home three corners before Leroy Sane latched on to Kane’s ball to score before half-time.
Kane made it five from the penalty spot before setting up substitute Mathys Tel to get on the scoresheet.The England captain secured Noussair Mazraoui’s cross from close range into the net with his triple.
The win marks Bayern’s return to the top of the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich player ratings (4-2-3-1)
GK: Sven Ulreich – 6/10 – Simply had nothing to do.
RB: Noussair Mazraoui – 7/10 – Similarly to his defensive counterparts, he wasn’t required to do much work in his own half. Grabbed an assist for Kane’s third.
CB: Matthijs de Ligt – 8/10 – Had no defending to do but scored a great header before being subbed at the break. A good 45 minutes for the Dutchman.
CB: Kim Min-jae – 7/10 – Did everything he needed to do very competently. Will have more difficult afternoons this season.
LB: Alphonso Davies – 8/10 – Characteristically lively down the left flank, with his run leading to Kane’s first. Had no defensive work to do, but frequently showcased his pace going the other way.
CM – Konrad Laimer – 7/10 – Energetic and did plenty of pressing. Did well coming in for Leon Goretzka and looks an able deputy in central midfield.
CM: Joshua Kimmich – 8/10 – Beautiful delivery for De Ligt’s header and controlled the game very well indeed.
RM: Leroy Sane – 9/10 – Unplayable. Bochum couldn’t cope with his pace, his running, his endeavour, his quality. Continued his brilliant start to the campaign.
AM: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – 7/10 – Got the opening goal with some good positioning and supported Kane well in advanced positions.
LM: Kingsley Coman – 8/10 – Set up the first goal with a lovely cross and was a constant menace to the Bochum backline. A very encouraging showing.
ST: Harry Kane – 10/10 – Just brilliant. Did exactly what Harry Kane does. Scored a hat-trick, created one with a lovely through ball from deep and generally led the line impeccably. Will face sterner defences, mind.
SUB: Dayot Upamecano (46′ for De Ligt) – 6/10
SUB: Frans Kratzig (65′ for Davies) – 6/10
SUB: Mathys Tel (65′ for Choupo-Moting) – 7/10
SUB: Leon Goretzka (77′ for Kimmich) – 6/10
SUB: Thomas Muller (77′ for Coman) – 7/10
Subs not used: Peretz (GK), Sarr, Gnabry, Musiala.
Thomas Tuchel – 7/10 – Set up exactly how he should have to dismantle a pretty woeful Bochum side. Not sure he could have got it wrong given Bayern’s superior quality, to be honest.