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Bayern Munich 8-0 Schalke: an "instant transition" sees Sané and Gnabry shine

In a devastating night of football, Bayern Munich annihilated Schalke 8-0 to start their Bundesliga campaign in the best possible way.

In a devastating night of football, Bayern Munich annihilated Schalke 8-0 at the Allianz Arena.

The word transition is used a lot by football clubs as a means to excuse a season-long underperformance. “Oh, we’re not bad it’s just a transition year,” cry the fans, clutching to paper straws dissolving in their hands.

Of course, all teams do need to transition – even the elite sides like Bayern. Great generations must always be replaced and younger players must come through. For most clubs this can take some time; how much time depends on how well run the club is.

Juventus have been caught in a transitionary period since losing the 2017 Champions League final, Barcelona threw away the previous season on a transition, and hell Manchester United have been in transition for seven years now. Bayern Munich, meanwhile? They just transitioned over the space of one summer window.

*remembers Leroy Sané will be playing for Bayern next season*

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