Harry Kane took his place centre stage on Friday evening, as Bayern Munich kicked the defence of their Bundesliga title into gear in style.
The name of frontman Kane, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the headlines in Bavaria over the course of the last fortnight.
This comes after the powers that be at Bayern, at long last, pushed a deal with their counterparts at Tottenham Hotspur over the line, to bring Kane to Germany.
The England international, in turn, was afforded his bow for the German champions last weekend, off the bench.
It ultimately proved to be a debut to forget, however, as Thomas Tuchel’s troops were subjected to a 3-0 Super Cup drubbing at the hands of RB Leipzig.
Kane was afforded a fresh chance to make his mark earlier this evening, though, as Bayern kickstarted their Bundesliga campaign with a trip to Werder Bremen.
And, safe to say, the 30-year-old went on to manage precisely that.
First, inside the opening five minutes at Weserstadion, Kane slipped Leroy Sane through on goal, for the evening’s opener:
And it didn’t take long for the Spurs icon to add his own name to the scoresheet, slotting a typically composed finish inside the near post to double Bayern’s advantage 15 minutes from time, opening the floodgates en route to an eventual 4-0 result:
Collective contributions aside, though, Kane’s efforts on Friday also saw the prolific attacker etch his name into the German history books.
This comes with Kane having set a new Bundesliga benchmark.
As per statisticians Opta:
‘Harry Kane is the first Englishman to score and assist on his Bundesliga debut, and the first Bayern Munich player to do so since Leroy Sané in September 2020.’