Bayern Munich sealed a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg in the DFB Cup on Tuesday night which included a breathtaking first-half performance.
Thomas Muller scored twice including this well-taken goal to seal the visitors’ commanding lead heading into the interval.
Douglas Costa scored with a stunning effort to open the scoring as the Brazilian continues to impress since arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer, but the hosts had no answer to the general play from Pep Guardiola’s side.
Bayern as a unit were highly impressive both on and off the ball, with their high pressing and energy giving Wolfsburg no chance to build play from the back and their quick tempo in possession opened up their opposition on countless occasions.
The Bundesliga champions fell to a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates last week to drop their first points of the season in all competitions, and they will undoubtedly have the return fixture on November 4 marked on their calendar in order to avenge that loss.
As a result, and particularly based on this performance, Arsene Wenger’s side will have a big task on their hands in order to repeat their heroics from last time out as Guardiola has found a dangerous balance with his current group of players.
Speculation continues to rumble on about the Spanish tactician’s future, so much so that he displayed his annoyance during a pre-game press conference on Tuesday, as reported by Sky Sports, but he will hope that their performances on the pitch continue to steal the headlines.