Bayern Munich ran out comfortable 5-2 winners over free-falling Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening. Victory keeps Hansi Flick’s side four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who were 2-0 winners away to VfL Woflsburg earlier in the day.
The home side were well on top before Leon Goretzka pulled off a fine finish to give them a 1-0 lead on 17 minutes. Bayern had seen a lot of possession in the final third in the opening quarter-of-an-hour and Robert Lewandowski had struck the crossbar.
Thomas Muller doubled their lead five minutes before the half-time whistle as Manuel Neuer had been well-protected in the opening 45 minutes. Less than 60 seconds after the restart, Lewandowski appeared to put the game beyond Frankfurt’s reach by making it 3-0.
However, centre-back Martin Hinteregger stepped up to score twice in a four-minute spell before the hour to reduce the deficit to 2-3 out of nowhere for the visitors.
Alphonso Davies killed any nerves on the hour with a fine finish from left-back to make it 4-2. Adi Hutter’s side appeared to run out of steam after that although Manuel Neuer was called into one good save to maintain Bayern’s two-goal margin.
Poor defending gifted Bayern their fifth although the ball ricocheted off Hinteregger a couple of times before rolling into the net for an own goal.
Youngster’s Michael Cuisance and Joshua Zirkzee were given late introductions whilst Serge Gnabry and Lucas Hernandez were introduced earlier on.
Bayern Munich are away to Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday afternoon.