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Bayern 5-2 Frankfurt: Bavarians blow Eintracht to restore four-point lead

Bayern 5-2 Frankfurt: Bavarians blow Eintracht to restore four-point lead

Bayern Munich opened a four-point lead at the top of the table following a 5-2 win over visiting Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Leon Goretzka opened the scoring for Munich before Thomas Muller made it 2-0 just before half time. Immediately after the restart, Robert Lewandowski grabbed the third to give the hosts a three-goal advantage. The visitors gave Munich a scare as Martin Hinteregger grabbed a brace in quick succession to reduce the deficit to one. However, Frankfurt committed a mistake at the back, allowing Alphonso Davies to net the fourth before Hinteregger put the ball into his own net, making it 5-2. 

Munich had a brilliant start to the match, controlling much of the possession in the early exchanges. The hosts could have taken the lead inside 12th minute but Robert Lewandowski was denied by the crossbar. The striker whacked the ball towards the top corner and squarely hit the woodwork. 

Goretzka goal 

In the 17th minute, the hosts took the lead through Leon Goretzka who netted a beauty. Muller had the ball on the left, took time to look up, and picked a pass, spotting the delayed run of Goretzka into the middle. He teased the box into the box and from 12 yards the Spanish midfielder smashed a rising effort so cleanly Trapp had barely seen it before it's past him.

Muller goal 

A second goal was coming, and yes just four minutes to half time, Thomas Muller doubled Munich's lead. Moments after Muller tried to tee-up Lewandowski for a tap-in but missed his cue, the German stalwart got a chance himself when controlling Davies' cross from the left. 

He chested it to hold off Ilsanker and get his flailing limbed in check and with a second, beat Trapp at his near post from six yards. 

Lewandowski goal 

It didn't take long after the restart of the second half as Lewandowski made it 3-0. There were 54 seconds on the clock in the second half and Frankfurt, who look to have changed their defensive shape at the break, look like they don't know what they're doing here.

The ball was played in behind Coman who has so much time in the box to consider his options. Maybe Flick spoke to him at the break because his decision making looks a lot better as he finds Lewandowski with a perfect pass, which is turned home by the Pole. That was 27 for the season now for the big man - and he's the joint top-scorer in the top five European leagues.

Hinteregger goal

From a rare corner Hinteregger headed up in the air on the six-yard line, before making the most of some static defending to bundle home into the far corner when the ball dropped. Muller looked on furiously - it was a really poor goal for Bayern to give away. It was Hinteregger's seventh of the season, mind. 

Hinteregger brace 

Another corner, another header, another Hinteregger goal! This would be an Istanbul-level comeback if Frankfurt can pull this off because they have been well-and-truly outclassed all afternoon - but a couple of well-taken corners is all it takes!

This one's met by the defender on the six-yard line again and this time doesn't need a second go. He nods it in off the far post and stuns Hans Flick on the sidelines. Momentum is a crazy thing, and it's all with Frankfurt out of nowhere.

Davies goal

Wait, we thought Frankfurt were back into this, well, Davies had other plans, such games you don't blink. Davies got forward, had a go from 25 yards, Fernandes picked it off and played the ball totally blind into space across his area, and with the Canadian's pace basically handed him a chance for a free shot at goal. 

He gets to the loose ball quicker than anyone else and slotted it into the far corner despite Toure's best attempts to block.

Hinteregger own goal

Hinteregger's two goals looked a long way away as Gnabry made him look very silly. He got into the box, poked the ball past the onrushing Trapp and Hinteregger, in a sort of accidental lumbering Cruyff turn, spun it into his own net. He's on the scoresheet for a third time this evening, but wont be taking the ball home. 

The win sees Bayern restore their four-point lead at the top of the table with 61 points. Hans-Dieter Flick's men will travel to Signal Iduna Park to take on second-placed Borussia Dortmund next week on Tuesday 26th. 

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