Heynckes: Bayern were outstanding against Stuttgart

Jupp Heynckes has voiced his delight with Bayern Munich’s performance in Sunday’s 6-1 win over Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena, despite their difficult start to the match.

The Bavarians fell 1-0 behind early on, but then hit their stride and cruised to a comfortable home win over the Schwaben.

“We were too passive in the first 20 minutes and lacked the aggression you need,” Heynckes stated at a press conference.

“But my team woke up after going 1–0 down, and reacted in the way we want them to. After that, we played outstanding football.

“You could see the players enjoying it. Above all else, you could see a united team with total harmony.

“I’m delighted about winning 6-1, but even more about the impression I’m getting from the team in our daily work.”

Bayern have collected six points from their opening two games.

'He is exactly the type of player we need' – Heynckes happy with Javi Martinez debut

Bayern Munich thrashed Stuttgart 6-1 on Sunday to move to the top of the Bundesliga and afterwards Die Roten’s boss Jupp Heynckes was quick to praise the cameo performance of Javi Martinez.

Aside from an astonishing goalscoring display from Bayern, in which Toni Kroos, Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller, Luiz Gustavo and Bastian Schewinsteiger scored, FCB fans also got to see €40 million man Martinez make his much-anticipated debut.

The former Los Leones midfielder, who replaced Schweinsteiger for the final 14 minutes of the game, introduced himself to the fans with a fine 40-yard pass to Muller.

“He has already hinted that he can pass. I think this is exactly the player we need.” said Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes to Sport Bild.

Martinez was making his debut on his 24th birthday, and will be looking to feature more heavily in his new team’s next fixture away to Mainz.

Bundesliga Round 2 Results: Schalke record first win as Bremen enjoy derby day delight

Werder Bremen recovered from their opening day loss to Borussia Dortmund to record a 2-0 victory over local rivals Hamburg.

Nils Petersen came within inches of giving the hosts an early lead when his header bounced off the underside of the bar and the post, before Rene Adler eventually gathered the ball. At the other end, Artjoms Rudnevs almost capitalised on some slack defending, but could only send an effort wide of Sebastian Mielitz’s goal.

Both sides had further half chances to take the lead, but the best fell to the hosts when Eljero Elia was felled in the area by Jeffrey Bruma, but Adler produced a fine stop to deny Aaron Hunt from the spot.

However, they did not live to regret the miss as Dennis Aogo tripped Petersen soon after to give the hosts another penalty, and this time Hunt managed to keep his cool to give his side the lead, and Petersen made the points safe with a slick finish 23 minutes from time.

Bayern Munich 6-1 Stuttgart: Muller double highlight of convincing victory

Bayern were in imperious form as they continued their 100 per cent Bundesliga record by trouncing Stuttgart 6-1 at the Allianz Arena.

The visitors began the game well and took the lead through Martin Harnik but Die Roten were indomitable in their response as goals from Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Luiz Gustavo ensured they entered the break with a two-goal advantage.

Another three strikes in the space of six second-half minutes completed the rout, with Muller in fine form. The 22-year-old scored his second of the night between goals for both Mario Mandzukic and Bastian Schweinsteiger and the visitors’ misery was compounded when Vedad Ibisevic was dismissed in the 74th minute.

With just four minutes on the clock Harnik span his defender and dribbled across the box from the right before sending an effort for the far corner. It looked certain to find the net but the slightest of touches from Manuel Neuer diverted the ball onto the bar and Shinji Okazaki was unable to turn in the rebound.

After that early wobble Bayern stamped their authority on the game with a high level of ball retention. The visitors were penned back in their own half but a Luiz Gustavo shot that scraped the outside of the post was the best thing they could create.

They were punished for their lack of ingenuity as Stuttgart took the lead in the 25th minute. Arthur Boka’s free kick from deep found Harnik at the back post and the Austrian lifted a cushioned volley over Neuer and into the back of the net.

Bayern continued to dominate the game though and they finally found their clinical boots in attack as they struck twice in the space of two minutes. Firstly, Muller beat the static Stuttgart defenders to the rebound of his initial shot to tap in and then Kroos drilled in a missile of a shot from 20 yards after the visitors were caught in possession in their own final third.

Two minutes before the break Bruno Labbadia’s side were left shell-shocked when Luiz Gustavo drilled in a fantastic 35-yard effort that swerved away from Sven Ulreich and crashed in off the post.

The break did little to stem the flow for Stuttgart however, and a trio of goals followed for the hosts within a blistering six minutes of the second half.

Mandzukic netted his second of the season with a simple tap-in after Muller’s shot was saved and moments later the hosts countered in style and, in a reversal of roles, Muller headed in after Ulreich had partially blocked the Croatian’s shot.

The 22-year-old was involved once again as he supplied a pinpoint cross in the 51st minute for Schweinsteiger to nod past the dumbfounded keeper.

With the game seemingly won Bayern took their foot off the gas but Stuttgart failed to make it any easier for themselves as Vedad Ibisevic was shown a red card for barging into Jerome Boateng after a contentious tackle.

The damage was already done though and Jupp Heynckes’ side cruised to the end of the game, ensuring they end the second round of Bundesliga fixtures on top of the pile.

'We want to set off on a run' – Neuer demands Bayern Munich focus

Manuel Neuer has urged Bayern Munich to take advantage of Borussia Dortmund’s slip up when they face Stuttgart on Sunday.

The reigning Bundesliga champions came from behind to draw 1-1 with Nuremberg, giving Die Roten the chance to make some early headway in their quest to end a two season trophy drought.

“Our priority is to win our first home match against Stuttgart,” the 26-year-old told reporters at a press conference. “I’d be delighted if we can focus on that.”

“We want to set off on a run at the start of the season.”

Bayern Munich opened their campaign against newly-promoted Greuther Furth last weekend, running out 3-0 winners on the night.