Bayern Munich went four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 at the Allianz Arena.
Of all the players to draw first blood for the hosts, it was Leon Goretzka who put Bayern ahead. A nicely worked move found the German with far too much space, and he struck his shot beautifully into the back of the net with power and precision, giving Die Roten a quickfire advantage.
TOOOOOR! #FCBSGE 1-0! Goretzka with a tap-in, Müller with yet another assist. That is number 17 for the 30-year-old. The same amount as Jadon Sancho.
— Manuel Veth (@ManuelVeth) May 23, 2020
Thomas Müller sooned double Die Roten’s lead, with what was a composed finish. A delightful ball in from Alphonso Davies fell right to the 30-year-old, who stayed calm in front of goal, turned and struck it into the back of the net to give the hosts a two-goal lead.
Muller’s goal is just so Muller-esque. He made that touch look so easy. It was really hard to do.
— Imoh Godwin (@slimreezy) May 23, 2020
Thomas Müller is far from being finished as some experts said. ?
— Madara (@Bayern_Graphics) May 23, 2020
Robert Lewandowski finally got in on the action after the break, needing less than a minute of the second half to score his 41st goal of the season in all competitions. It was a simple header past Kevin Trapp for the Polish marksman, who seemed to wrap up the win for Bayern.
But just as Bayern got comfortable, Martin Hinteregger scored a goal seemingly out of nothing. It was nothing but a mere consolation for Die Adler…or so it seemed…
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) May 23, 2020
Eintracht Frankfurt should genuinely think about playing Hinteregger up front – he’s now their top scorer ?
— TalkFCB (@FCBNewsRoom) May 23, 2020
Hinteregger what a beast
— George (@georgemfc1) May 23, 2020
Hinteregger then scored his second of the evening with a nicely taken header. Could the comeback be on for the visitors?
Whatever would happen, Bayern had to wake up and pick up the pace again, and quickly.
Martin Hinteregger has scored more goals from corners (8) than any other player in the Bundesliga this season.
He’s just scored two more against Bayern. ? pic.twitter.com/7yFa7ZAaN0
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 23, 2020
Hinteregger brace, unbelievable to bring Eintracht Frankfurt right back into this game. Should have been marked especially after that first corner goal, I thought Bayern would run off with this but game on again.
— Shivam Pathak (@_ShivamPathak) May 23, 2020
Frankfurt’s determined comeback was brought to an abrupt and embarrassing halt, when Davies capitalised on some woeful defending to simply pass the ball past Trapp in goal. All of Frankfurt’s hard work had been undone in shocking style – 4-2 Bayern.
Golasooooo Alphonso Davies!!
The #CanMNT star bags a goal to go along with his assist, as he pounces on a bad Frankfurt mistake and slots home with his right. What a game from the Canadian! He’s bossed the game on both sides of the ball#FCBSGE
— Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic (@AlexGangueRuzic) May 23, 2020
Bayern finally wrapped up the three points, in ironic style thanks to an own goal from Hinteregger. The Austrian got his feet mixed up, practically knocking the ball into his own net. Die Roten had finally killed off Frankfurt, securing the win and moving four points clear as the Meisterschaft race continues.
Hinteregger hat-trick ???
— James Jukes (@JamesJukes2) May 23, 2020
On Tuesday, Bayern make the trip to the Signal Iduna Park to face Borussia Dortmund, in another blockbuster edition of Der Klassiker. Meanwhile, Freiburg are the next challenge for Frankfurt, when they meet back at the Commerzbank-Arena.