x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Klinnsman enjoys a winning start

Bayern Munich hammered Hertha Berlin 4-1 to record their first league win under new boss Jurgen Klinsmann.

Bayern Munich hammered Hertha Berlin 4-1 to record their first league win under new boss Jurgen Klinsmann on Sunday. Last season's top marksman Luca Toni opened the scoring in the 12th minute, before Philipp Lahm added the second nine minutes after half-time. Bastian Schweinsteiger made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the 56th minute, before Miroslav Klose notched another spot-kick with 20 minutes remaining.

Marko Pantelic grabbed a consolation in the closing minutes as Hertha were outclassed. Sunday's other game in the league saw Mario Gomez continue his scoring form to inspire Stuttgart to a comfortable 2-0 home win against Hannover. The striker scored twice in the midweek 4-1 win over the Hungarian side Gyor to secure his side's qualification for the Uefa Cup, and he was on target again here. His 19th-minute effort set the hosts on their way and Pavel Pardo doubled the lead five minutes before the interval with a spot-kick.

Hannover tried to fight back, but offered little in attack. * PA Sport