Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane was on fire as his side swept aside Darmstadt in an emphatic 8-0 victory at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
With Bayer Leverkusen not in action until tomorrow, Bayern had the chance to temporarily go top of the Bundesliga table.
Thomas Tuchel’s side got the job done in some style but only after recovering from a shaky start which saw Joshua Kimmich sent off inside the opening four minutes.
Despite being a man down, Bayern continued to dominate proceedings and were awarded a penalty on the 20th-minute mark which was eventually overturned by the VAR.
However, Bayern were numerically on par with their opponents moments later as Klaus Gjasula received his marching orders for a professional last-man foul.
Darmstadt’s luck went from bad to worse a few minutes shy of half-time when they received a second red card with Matej Maglica the culprit this time around.
Having now gained the numerical advantage, Bayern pressed even harder in the second half and broke the deadlock six minutes after the restart through Kane.
The Bundesliga champions wasted no time in doubling their advantage thanks to a lovely effort from Leroy Sane which was quickly followed by yet another wonderful goal by Jamal Musiala with Kane turning provider.
Sane was at it again shortly afterwards as he doubled his tally for the afternoon but the pick of the goals came midway through the second half.
Kane received a pass from Thomas Muller and the England international produced arguably the best strike of his career to beat the opposing goalkeeper from his half.
Muller got in on the act in the 71st minute, five minutes before assisting Musiala’s second of the contest.
As the game entered into its final knockings, three Bayern players were on a hat-trick but it was Kane who completed the haul two minutes from time with a tidy finish.
Since joining the Bavarians, Kane has racked up 14 goals and seven assists across all competitions which is his best start to a season.
The 30-year-old is expected to be given a breather in Bayern’s DFB Pokal clash against Saarbrucken, three days before Saturday’s Der Klassiker against Dortmund.
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