TSG Hoffenheim summer recruit Kasim Nuhu Adams began his Bundesliga adventure on a losing note following Die Kraichgauer's 3-1 fall to reigning champions Bayern Munich in their league opener on Friday.
The 23-year-old was a strong presence in Julian Nagelsmann's three-man backline, but it was not to be a glorious debut at the Allianz Arena.
Goals from Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben secured all three points for the home side, with the visitors' consolation coming from Adam Szalai.
After sitting out last week's German Cup clash with Kaiserslautern, Adams was handed his competitive debut in Friday's league opener.
It was indeed some challenge for the Ghanaian, who picked up the first booking of the game on 21 minutes after committing a foul.
Two minutes later, Muller broke the deadlock for the home side, beating goalkeeper Oliver Baumann with a header after Joshua Kimmich delivered a corner.
Szalai stunned the home crowd with the equalizer in the 57th minute, but Bayern restored their lead eight minutes to full-time when Lewandowski converted a spot kick on the retake.
Robben then sealed three points for Niko Kovac's outfit with a stoppage time effort.
Adams did not last for the entire duration of the game as he was replaced by Kevin Akpoguma in the 67th minute.
The centre-back joined Hoffenheim in a five-year deal in July from Swiss side Young Boys.