Bayern Munich scored an astonishing 8 goals in shellacking of Hamburg

February 25, 2017

One of the Bundesliga's mottos in the United States is, "more goals. more action." Well, when it comes to a Bayern Munich vs. Hamburg affair, that is definitely the case. On Saturday, the Bundesliga champions put a world of hurt on the relegation candidates, to the tune of an 8-0 steamrolling.

Arturo Vidal teed up Bayern's first (which technically is the match-winner) with a stripe from the edge of the box.

Robert Lewandowski got rolling with a penalty in the 24th minute, then picked up a hat trick by the 54th. Not one to miss out on a party, David Alaba added his name to the scoresheet two minutes later. With the game already well out of reach, Bayern went to the bench and let the youngsters get some playing time.

The infusion of youth didn't change Hamburg's fortunes, however. Kingsley Coman came on in the 60th minute and in less than 10 minutes the 20-year-old had a brace. Mr. Reliable, Arjen Robben, popped up on his famed left peg to curl home No. 8 a few minutes before referee Bastian Dankert blew the final whistle.

We all probably should have seen it coming. To call the Allianz a bogey stadium for Hamburg would be like saying the Wicked Witch has just a slight allergy to water. Look at Hamburg's recent record at Bayern's home ground!

Honestly, Hamburg might as well forfeit rather than make the trip to Munich. Even with the automatic 3-0 in the event of a forfeit, Hamburg would still have a vastly superior goal difference than they do when they show up.

Then again, Munich does have a fantastic beer selection. Maybe the embarrassment is worth the booze.