Bayern Munich were to face two important match to defend the Bundesliga title this year, as they met Frankfurt and the scheduled meet with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. It can be remembered that Eintracht beat Bavarian 5-1 in the first leg. The defeat ensured the sacking of Niko Kovač at Munich based club.
Bayern took lead, as Leon Goretzka’s superb strike from a Thomas Muller square-pass, ended up at the back of the net at 17th minute. Thomas Muller made it 2-0 before half-time. Robert Lewandowski scored the team’s third with a header less than a minute into the second half of the match.
But Eintracht Frankfurt made an unlikely fightback, scoring twice in three minutes through defender Martin Hinteregger.
The Frankfurt looked like they are back into the match, but their hope was short-lived, as Alphonso Davies capitalised on a defensive mistake to make it 4-2 before Hinteregger bundled the ball over his own line following Serge Gnabry’s flick for Bayern’s fifth.
Struggling Frankfurt have now lost five Bundesliga games on the bounce courtesy of conceding five to Bayern for the second time this season.
Bayern resumed their season following the two-month coronavirus shutdown with victory at Union Berlin last Sunday, and followed it up with this, their 16th win in 17 games in all competitions.
Allianz Arena looked unusually calm as the Coronavirus restrictions and guideline ensured the matches would be played out without spectators. It also ensured the strict hygiene measures put in place and social distancing norms are followed.
Bayern Munich – Starting Eleven
1Neuer, 5Pavard, 17Boateng(Hernándezat 73′), 27Alaba, 19Davies, 32Kimmich(Cuisanceat 85′), 18Goretzka, 29Coman(Zirkzeeat 85′), 25Müller, 14Perisic(Gnabryat 64′), 9Lewandowski
Bayern Munich – Substitutes
2Odriozola, 8Martínez Aguinaga, 11Cuisance, 21Hernández, 22Gnabry, 26Ulreich, 33Mai, 34Batista Meier, 35Zirkzee
Eintracht Frankfurt – Starting Eleven
1Trapp, 18Touré, 3Ilsanker, 13Hinteregger Booked 35′, 2Ndicka(Chandlerat 45′), 5Fernandes, 17Rode(Kamadaat 71′), 24da Costa(Durmat 76′), 11Gacinovic(Sowat 71′), 10Kostic, 33André Silva(Dostat 76′)
Eintracht Frankfurt – Substitutes
6de Guzmán, 8Sow, 9Dost, 15Kamada, 16Torró, 20Hasebe, 22Chandler, 25Durm, 32Rönnow