Record winner Thomas Müller raised the arm of double packer Kingsley Coman, while solo dancer Leroy Sané accepted the congratulations of his colleagues.

The two outstanding players ensured a powerful victory statement for FC Bayern against Freiburg extras and a good mood before the next international break. After the extremely confident 3-0 (2-0), the German series champions in the Bundesliga, third in the table, find themselves in the unfamiliar and unloved role of pursuer: Bayern are chasing Bayer! The Leverkusen team, who are also still unbeaten, are two points ahead as leader.

“It was very concentrated from start to finish, very fluid. We created a lot of chances to score, didn’t allow anything. It was a very good game. We never gave up control and were patient,” Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel told DAZN. National player Leon Goretzka saw it similarly: “We showed from the start that we didn’t want to let anything burn. We were extremely good at counter-pressing. It felt really good on the pitch. You never had the feeling that anything could happen .”

Sané continues to be in top form

In captain Müller’s 322nd victory, which equaled the Bundesliga record set by national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who was perhaps watching in the stands for the last time after his broken leg, other Bayern professionals did magic in front of 75,000 spectators in the Allianz Arena. Kingsley Coman surprised himself with the opening goal in the 12th minute with an actually unsuccessful cross ball that hit the far corner in a high arc over the surprised and helpless SC goalkeeper Noah Atubolu. Coman laughed himself. With a slightly deflected shot, the Frenchman also made the final score 3-0 (85th).

The biggest show was still delivered by Sané, who crowned his performance with the sixth goal of the season (25th). The national player was in his best international form; like a skier in a slalom, he repeatedly circled the Freiburg opponents with the ball. His goal included a one-two with Harry Kane as a highlight. Sané’s supposed 3-0 victory after the next great individual performance was disallowed for offside according to video evidence, but it also delighted the audience. “He played clearly with very few ball losses. Very dangerous, very poisonous. He can be so dominant because he has the physical prerequisites,” praised Tuchel.

Freiburg offensively harmless

Unlike the 1-2 shock against Freiburg in the DFB Cup quarter-finals last season, Thomas Tuchel’s star ensemble was not even remotely in danger this time against Breisgauer. Apart from a shot chance from Lucas Höler in the opening phase, the guests hardly came close to the Munich goal when going forward. And at the back, the sick defense chief Matthias Ginter was badly missed against the oppressive Bayern.

“Frustrating. You know when you go to Munich and Munich is having a good day, that you have to run, that you have to work, that you have to march and that you also have to suffer. In the end, certain strengths weaken. Bayern deserved to win “They were confident on the ball and very strong,” said Freiburg’s Vincenzo Grifo.

After the break it was all about the extent of Munich’s victory. Leon Goretzka was unlucky late on when he hit the post (83′), then Coman celebrated his brace. Kane also desperately wanted his ninth goal of the season after the Englishman narrowly missed the target with two almost identical shots from the edge of the penalty area. What was striking was how well Kane once again harmonized with Sané.

FCB defense can do without Boateng

Coman freed himself from an unfortunate phase with his unwanted but spectacular cross goal. A left-footed shot from the Frenchman almost made it 3-0 (68′).

Müller also tried a lot when he returned to the starting eleven. However, some things went wrong for the 34-year-old, who once even tried his luck with an overhead kick. After 70 minutes it was over and Jamal Musiala took over.

In the center of defense, Dayot Upamecano and Minjae Kim had everything under control. The Bayern management may have confirmed this once again in their decision not to sign problem professional Jérôme Boateng. And the Freiburgers? Christian Streich’s team was more compact after the break – but without becoming dangerous themselves.