Bayern Munich send out title message in 5-1 rout of Gladbach

2 March 2019 22:21 GMT

Bayern Munich sent out a loud message to title rivals Borussia Dortmund with a 5-1 rout against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga at the Borussia-Park.

Javi Martinez headed Bayern after two minutes and Thomas Müller ended his goal drought tapping home after Yann Sommer saved his first effort.

Thorgan Hazard slipped in Lars Stindl to end his personal drought but Robert Lewandowski extended the lead just after the break from Thiago Alcantara pass.

Serge Gnabry added a fourth poking home after the Polish striker was once again denied but wasn’t to be denied scoring from the penalty after Hazard conceded a penalty.

Coach Dieter Hecking: If you are behind Bayern Munich after two minutes 0: 1 behind, then that is different than you had imagined. 

“Even before we gave Bayern a huge chance to score. After the 0: 2 we wanted to get first game control, wanted to get into the game better.

“We were Bayern then much higher started and gone through a much higher risk than we actually wanted. After the Anschluss gate we were well in the game in it. 

“We plan to do this after the break, but then we get a goal back early. I can not accept how we started in the two halves. 

“We did not defend well enough, we were not determined enough and let Bayern grant. That can not happen. Eleven goals in three home games are way too much.”

Niko Kovac (Bayern coach) : I’m very happy with the game and how we did it. We would have had to do one or two more goals. 

“Nevertheless, it was with the best that we have delivered in this Bundesliga season so far. The early goals were a shock for Gladbach. 

“We let the ball run well and ultimately eliminated the strengths of the Gladbacher by our vertical and switching game. You can not assume that you will win 5-1 at Borussia here. 

“Due to the chances that we have left, we could have become first today”.

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