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.
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.
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.