Takeaways from Bayern Munich’s emphatic victory against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern Munich played for the first time at Allianz Arena in two months on Saturday. It was a happy return for them as they clinched an emphatic 5-2 victory against an out of form Eintracht Frankfurt side. The game showed both positive and negative aspects of Die Roten’s style of play.
Die Roten’s five goals were scored by Leon Goretzka (17′), Thomas Muller (41′), Robert Lewandowski (46′), Alphonso Davies (61′), and then an own goal by Frankfurt’s Martin Hinteregger (74′). Frankfurt’s two goals were both scored by Hinteregger in the 52nd and 55th minutes. (Stats Courtesy: WhoScored)
Bayern’s playing style was much improved from last weekend, which was reflected by the five goals scored they scored in the game. The passes were sharper, and link-up play in the final third was much improved. Frankfurt highlighted Bayern’s vulnerability on set pieces, an area which they need to improve ahead of Tuesday’s Der Klassiker.
Die Roten were completely dominant throughout the entire match, but a couple of lapses in concentration allowed Frankfurt to come back in the game. At the end of the game, Rekordmeister restored their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. They will have a chance to extend this lead when they come up against second-place Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Here are some takeaways from this weekend’s match.