History has been made in the Bundesliga concerning goalscoring feat, after Bayern Munich teenager, Jamal Musiala became the youngest goalscorer for the club in the German top flight.
He scored the last goal of the 8-0 rout of Schalke 04 on an opening day. Gnabry also scored a hattrick in the rout.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder broke the record held by Roque Santa Cruz in the 81st minute of the match. Aged 17 years and 205 days. Musiala scored his first professional goal after coming on as a substitute at the Allianz Arena.
How Jamal Musiala became a record holder in Bayern Munich
The teenager was born in Germany, but he is from England. He got the ball on the left wing before cutting inside on to his right foot. He then drive into the penalty area and fired a low shot in at the near post.
The English kid was with Chelsea academy for eight years before moving to Bayern’s youth setup in 2019.
He had made his professional and Bundesliga debut for the Bavarians against Freiburg in June, to become the club’s youngest player to feature in the German top division.
Bayern jettisoned their preseason holiday to follow the tradition by opening the league after a successful season that sees them won the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
They started the 2020-21 season in ominous fashion, 26 days after winning the Champions League. Yet, Hansi Flick’s side showed no signs of tiredness and powered into a fourth-minute lead thanks to Gnabry’s superb strike.
Leon Goretzka doubled Bayern’s lead after 19 minutes before Robert Lewandowski swept home a third from the penalty spot shortly after the half-hour mark.
In the opening 15 minutes in the second half, Gnabry completed his hat-trick with two goals. Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, who is making his debut following his July move from Manchester City and Musiala completed Schalke’s humiliation.
Muller now in the class of 200
Apart from Musiala’s record-breaking feat, Thomas Muller scored his 200th competitive goal for the club. Only three players has scored more than 200 goals fro the Bavarian club were promoted to the top division in 1965.
Robert Lewandowski also scored his 163rd Bundesliga goal for the club. the Polish striker has overtaken Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Gerd Muller (365) is the record holder.
Gnabry began the opener of the Bundesliga opener for 18 years, His fourth-minute early goal equalled Torsten Frings’ strike in 2002.