Bayern Munich 1-2 Eintracht: Frankfurt hand Bayern first Bundesliga loss of the 2021-22 season

Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich
Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich - IMAGO / Lackovic

Frankfurt secured one of the most shocking results of the season when they defeated Bayern Munich on Sunday.

Goals from Martin Hinteregger and Filip Kostic gave the visitors a comeback win after Leon Goretzka had put the hosts in front. 

Julian Nagelsmann’s side were expected to win this game as they entered the game on a nine-game-winning run while their visitors were winless this season, but they could not get past the impressive Kevin Trapp in the Frankfurt goal. 

They began the game well and had the first chance of the game in the fifth through Robert Lewandowski. But the Pole put his header a few inches over the bar.

They had another good chance in the 27th minute, but Niklas Sule couldn’t convert. However, they finally got their goal in the 29th minute. The goal came from Leon Goretzka, who found the back of the net from the edge of the box after intercepting Hinteregger’s pass—his first goal of the season. 

But the visitors quickly levelled the scores five minutes later through a Hinteregger header following a corner. 

Goretzka hit the post in the 44th minute as both teams went into the break goalless. 

After the break, the hosts continued to dominate but could not find a way past their visitors, with Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry all guilty of missing good chances. 

With the hosts unable to score, the visitors took the initiative in the 83rd minute through Filip Kostic, who scored from a difficult angle.

The hosts tried to get back into the game but could not find the cutting edge in front of the goal.

Bayern unbeaten run ends

Bayern Munich entered Matchday seven on top of the league and a nine game-winning run. The Bavarians have shattered every team they met this season but could not replicate their great form against Frankfurt. 

On a day that PSG, Real Madrid, and Ajax lost in their respective leagues, Bayern Munich’s loss to Frankfurt remains the most shocking.

However, the result is only a chance event and does not suggest that Bayern are struggling. In fact, despite losing this game, Bayern found the back of the net—the 82nd consecutive time they have scored, which is the most in Europe. 

The last time they lost at home to Frankfurt, they went on to win the Sextuple that season. They will now hope to recover after the international break and continue their dominance of the Bundesliga. 

Lewandowski’s mini Bundesliga drought continues

For the second league game running, Lewandowski did not score a goal in the league.

This season, the Pole has been in hot form and already has four goals in two Champions League games. He is the joint top-scorer in the league with seven goals—only Karim Benzema has scored more in Europe’s top five leagues. 

But he has now failed to score in two league games and was guilty of missing a couple of chances against Frankfurt. 

Although he had a hand in the goal his side scored, he will be disappointed with his performance. 

Kevin Trapp saves Frankfurt 

Frankfurt have Kevin Trapp to thank for the win against Bayern. 

The goalkeeper made ten saves against Bayern and was easily the man of the match on Sunday. 

After being left out of the Germany squad, Trapp chose a perfect day to produce a match-winning performance and hand his side their first win at the Allianz Arena since 2000.