Jamal Musiala scored once and set up two more goals as champions Bayern Munich cruised past Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 to end a four-game winless run in the Bundesliga and climb into second place.
The Germany international delivered a superb performance for a confidence-boosting win ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League group game against Viktoria Plzen and the big Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund next weekend.
“I think it is still too early. We have to play more games like that so we can’t just say now we are back,” Musiala said.
“Everyone in the team wanted to win today. There was pressure on each and every one of us. We all want to be number one and we showed it today. Pressure is always there at Bayern.”
Leroy Sane, Musiala and Sadio Mane scored first-half goals as Bayern bounced back from three draws and a defeat to move within two points of leaders Union Berlin. Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky’s late slip allowed Thomas Muller to slot into an empty net.