Julian Green is in need of a big summer if he is to earn a spot on Bayern Munich’s first team, and Saturday’s effort saw Green provide the best possible impression on new coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Green led Bayern Munich with a first-half hat-trick in Saturday’s International Champions Cup clash with Inter Milan. The goals come at a vital stage for the U.S. Men’s National Team forward, who is looking to break into Bayern’s first team after several seasons on loan and with the club’s reserves.
Deployed as a striker on Saturday, Green took just seven minutes to score. Fed by David Alaba, the 21-year-old slid in to tap home a close-range shot to give Bayern an early lead.
Green’s brace and hat-trick came just moments apart. In the 30th minute, Green fired a shot from just outside the box to push the lead to 3-0. Five minutes later, the American tapped in another cross, as Rafinha found the forward stationed just outside the six-yard box.
Here’s a closer look at Green’s three goals: