Musiala sparkles as Bayern crush Leverkusen 4-0 to snap winless run
Jamal Musiala scored once and scored two more as champions Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 on Friday to seal a four-game win in the Bundesliga.
Tuesday's Champions League group game against Viktoria Plzen and the Germany international put on a confidence-boosting victory ahead of next weekend's big Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund.
"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 everyone of us. We all want to be number one and we showed it today. Pressure is always there at Bayern."
In a frenzied start, Musiala set up Leroy Sane for their first goal in the third minute to settle nerves in the Allianz Arena as the Bavarians were desperate to bounce back following their recent dip in form and their longest run without a win in 20 years.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder terrorised the Leverkusen defence throughout the game and turned scorer in the 17th after a one-two with Thomas Mueller and a slightly deflected shot.
He then helped Sadio Mane end his five-game goal drought, taking out Senegal in the box, who sent another distracted effort to goalkeeper Lukas Herdecky for his first goal in front of the home crowd.
Musiala has scored five goals and scored three goals in the league so far.
The win lifted Bayern into second place in the Bundesliga on 15 points, two behind leaders Union Berlin, who travel to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Fellow Champions League club, Bayer Leverkusen, who travel to Porto on Tuesday, slumped deeper into trouble, dropping to 16th in the league.
Coach Gerardo Seoane's team have won just one of their eight Bundesliga matches so far after finishing in third place last season.