Harry Kane scored one goal and set up another on his Bundesliga debut as Bayern Munich routed Werder Bremen 4-0 in the opening game of the season on Friday.
Kane, who finally completed his protracted transfer from Tottenham the previous weekend, showed straight away why Bayern reportedly paid more than 100 million euros ($110 million) for the forward.
Kane needed only three minutes to set Leroy Sané free for the opener, before he finally beat Bremen’s Jiří Pavlenka with a low shot in the 74th. A Bremen defender’s studs deflected the shot slightly inside the left post.
The England captain went off shortly afterward with what looked like a cramp, one of three late changes by Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel.
Substitute Thomas Müller set up Sané for the third goal in the final minute then Alphonso Davies set up Mathys Tel to complete the scoring in injury time.
But it started with Kane dinking a clever ball forward into space from inside his own half to set Sané free to open the scoring on a counterattack. Bremen’s defense should have done better.
Fellow summer signing Kim Min-jae also made his first league start for Bayern, which is bidding to extend its record of 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles.
There was a minute’s silence before the game for former Bremen player Horst-Dieter Höttges, who died in July. Höttges was a member of West Germany’s victorious 1974 World Cup squad.