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Bayern Munich power past Eintracht Frankfurt


Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga back to four points with a 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday evening.

Hansi Flick‘s side were under pressure to get a result following Borussia Dortmund‘s victory against Wolfsburg earlier in the day.

However, Bayern were firmly in control of the game by the end of the first half thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka and Thomas Muller.

Munich (Germany), 23/05/2020.- Bayern Munichs Thomas lt;HIT gt;Muller lt;/HIT gt; (C) scores during the German Bundesliga soccer match Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, 23 May 2020. The German Bundesliga is the worlds first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the Coronavirus pandemic. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/ANDREAS GEBERT / POOL DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video

Robert Lewandowski added to the hosts advantage at the Allianz Arena almost immediately after the restart when he headed in Kingsley Coman‘s cross.

That goal looked to have sealed the three points for the Bavarian side, but Frankfurt hauled themselves back into the game with two set-piece goals from Martin Hinteregger in the space of three minutes.

The visitors’ comeback was soon halted as Alphonso Davies found the bottom corner to give Bayern a 4-2 lead.

Frankfurts German defender Martin lt;HIT gt;Hinteregger lt;/HIT gt; (R) celebrates scoring their second goal with Frankfurts Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt on May 23, 2020 in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo by ANDREAS GEBERT / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO

The Bundesliga leaders added a fifth in the 74th minute when Hinteregger‘s clumsy footwork saw him bundle the ball into his own net to complete a hat-trick of sorts for the defender.

Bayern can now start preparations for their Klassiker clash with Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday evening knowing they have a four-point cushion over their rivals in the title race.

Frankfurt, on the other hand, remain in a precarious position above the relegation slots in the bottom half of the table.