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Harry Kane matched an Erling Haaland Bundesliga record in Bayern’s drubbing of Bochum

Bayern Munich star Harry Kane has, on Saturday, etched his name firmly into the history books of German football.

For those who may have missed it, Kane, and Bayern, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off a hard-fought downing of Manchester United in the Champions League in midweek, Thomas Tuchel’s troops turned attentions back towards matters on the domestic front, in a Bundesliga meeting with VFL Bochum.

And, safe to say, Bayern went on to impress.

A scintillating attacking display ultimately culminated in the Bavarians emerging on the right side of a head-turning 7-0 result.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Matthijs de Ligt, Leroy Sane, and Mathys Tel were all on target, to guide Bayern, for the time being at least, back clear at the top of the table.

The player in question? Harry Kane.

Across his new club’s seven goals on Saturday, hitman Kane played a direct hand in five, courtesy of a hat-trick, and two assists.

And, in the process, the England international secured for himself a noteworthy piece of German football history.

As revealed by statisticians Opta:

‘Harry Kane was directly involved in eight goals in his first five Bundesliga appearances (6G 2A) – since detailed data collection in 2004-05, only Erling Haaland was involved in as many goals in his first five BL apps (also eight)’.

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