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Bundesliga: Bayern stay four points clear with entertaining win

Thomas Muller scores for Bayern Munich

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich will take a four-point lead into Tuesday's top-of-the-table clash with Borussia Dortmund following an entertaining victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

With Dortmund having narrowed the gap at the top to a single point earlier on Saturday, Bayern staged the perfect response, barring one three-minute period.

Leon Goretzka's superb strike and a close-range Thomas Muller finish gave them a 2-0 half-time lead, which Robert Lewandowski added to with a header less than a minute into the second half.

But Frankfurt staged an unlikely fightback, scoring twice in three minutes through defender Martin Hinteregger - the first a mishit volley, the second a header from a corner.

However, any hopes the visitors had of a famous result were dashed when 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.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forHernándezat 73'minutes
  • 27Alaba
  • 19Davies
  • 32KimmichSubstituted forCuisanceat 85'minutes
  • 18Goretzka
  • 29ComanSubstituted forZirkzeeat 85'minutes
  • 25Müller
  • 14PerisicSubstituted forGnabryat 64'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 2Odriozola
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 11Cuisance
  • 21Hernández
  • 22Gnabry
  • 26Ulreich
  • 33Mai
  • 34Batista Meier
  • 35Zirkzee

Frankfurt

  • 1Trapp
  • 18Touré
  • 3Ilsanker
  • 13HintereggerBooked at 35mins
  • 2NdickaSubstituted forChandlerat 45'minutes
  • 5Fernandes
  • 17RodeSubstituted forKamadaat 71'minutes
  • 24da CostaSubstituted forDurmat 76'minutes
  • 11GacinovicSubstituted forSowat 71'minutes
  • 10Kostic
  • 33André SilvaSubstituted forDostat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6de Guzmán
  • 8Sow
  • 9Dost
  • 15Kamada
  • 16Torró
  • 20Hasebe
  • 22Chandler
  • 25Durm
  • 32Rönnow
Referee:
Marco Fritz

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamFrankfurt
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home23
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, Eintracht Frankfurt 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, Eintracht Frankfurt 2.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Martin Hinteregger.

Attempt blocked. Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Chandler.

Hand ball by Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Attempt missed. Michaël Cuisance (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Goretzka.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Michaël Cuisance replaces Joshua Kimmich.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Zirkzee replaces Kingsley Coman.

Attempt saved. Almamy Touré (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bas Dost.

Foul by Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München).

Erik Durm (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Djibril Sow following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Stefan Ilsanker.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Erik Durm replaces Danny da Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Bas Dost replaces André Silva.

Attempt missed. Danny da Costa (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Almamy Touré with a cross.

Foul by Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München).

Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Martin Hinteregger, Eintracht Frankfurt. FC Bayern München 5, Eintracht Frankfurt 2.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Lucas Hernández replaces Jérôme Boateng.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Daichi Kamada replaces Sebastian Rode.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Djibril Sow replaces Mijat Gacinovic.

Attempt missed. André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Mijat Gacinovic (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by André Silva.

Attempt blocked. Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Attempt saved. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Serge Gnabry with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Serge Gnabry replaces Ivan Perisic.

Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, Eintracht Frankfurt 2. Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Eintracht Frankfurt 2. Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Sebastian Rode with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Eintracht Frankfurt 1. Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Rode with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Alphonso Davies.

Foul by Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München).

Mijat Gacinovic (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München).

Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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