Bayern thrash Frankfurt in goal-fest to restore four-point lead
By Laura Brandt
Bayern München defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 in an exciting game at Allianz Arena.
|Alphonso Davies scored and made an assist.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
After creating a number of chances in the opening minutes, Bayern broke the deadlock through Leon Goretzka, who rifled home a low cross from Thomas Müller with 17 minutes played.
Bayern continued their dominance and doubled their lead four minutes before half-time, when Müller controlled a cross from Alphonso Davies and sent the ball into the net.
With just one minute played of the second half, Robert Lewandowski made it 3-0, planting a header past Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp to score his 27th league goal of the season.
But just as it looked like a comfortable win for Bayern, Martin Hinteregger pulled two goals back for the guests within the space of a few minutes.
First, the centre-back was allowed space to volley the ball into the net inside the box before he headed the ball in after a corner kick with 55 minutes on the clock.
However, just as Frankfurt thought they were back in it, Alphonso Davies made it 4-2 to Bayern with 61 minutes played. And with 16 minutes remaining, an own goal from Hinteregger effectively killed off the game.
After winning their sixth Bundesliga game in a row, Bayern could take another step towards an eighth consecutive league title when they lock horns with top-of-the-table rivals Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.