Kane scores as Bayern win on night of tributes to Beckenbauer

12 January 2024 0 By Total Football News

Bayern Munich's Harry KaneBayern Munich, with England captain Harry Kane in their team, wore shirts with ‘danke Franz’ written across the front

Harry Kane scored his 22nd Bundesliga goal of the season as Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim on an emotional night of tributes paid to Germany great Franz Beckenbauer at Allianz Arena.

Bayern wore shirts with ‘danke Franz’ written across the front in their first game since former player and manager Beckenbauer’s death aged 78 on Sunday.

Jamal Musiala scored either side of half-time before England captain Kane lashed in a late third for the hosts.

Bayern stay second in the table.

The Bavarians, who have lost just one of their 16 league matches so far, are one point behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern struggled for rhythm throughout following an emotionally charged build-up to the game, with numerous tributes to Beckenbauer, who made 582 appearances for the club and later went on to manage them.

The home team warmed up wearing the former World Cup winner’s iconic number five shirt and walked out to ‘Gute Freunde’, a song recorded by Beckenbauer in the 1960s, before kick-off.

It had been a quiet night for ex-Tottenham forward Kane prior to his late fierce strike into the top corner, heading wide when well placed and then blazing over the bar after Hoffenheim had been reduced to 10 men following Grischa Promel’s sending off for two bookings.

Kane’s former Spurs team-mate Eric Dier, who also signed for the German giants on Thursday, was not included in their squad.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 27LaimerSubstituted forPavlovicat 78′minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 2Upamecano
  • 4de Ligt
  • 19Davies
  • 6Kimmich
  • 22GuerreiroSubstituted forGoretzkaat 78′minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forComanat 73′minutes
  • 42MusialaSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 87′minutes
  • 10SanéSubstituted forTelat 73′minutes
  • 9Kane

Substitutes

  • 8Goretzka
  • 11Coman
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 26Ulreich
  • 34Zvonarek
  • 36Aséko Nkili
  • 39Tel
  • 41Krätzig
  • 45Pavlovic

Hoffenheim

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Baumann
  • 5Kabak
  • 11Grillitsch
  • 34Nsoki
  • 16StachBooked at 16mins
  • 3Kaderábek
  • 6PrömelBooked at 74mins
  • 27KramaricSubstituted forTohumcuat 79′minutes
  • 21BülterSubstituted forSkovat 79′minutes
  • 14BeierSubstituted forBeckerat 84′minutes
  • 10WeghorstSubstituted forBebouat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bebou
  • 20Becker
  • 23Brooks
  • 25Akpoguma
  • 29Skov
  • 37Philipp
  • 39Bischof
  • 40Tohumcu
  • 41Szalai
Referee:
Benjamin Brand
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

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Match ends, FC Bayern München 3, TSG Hoffenheim 0.

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, TSG Hoffenheim 0.