Takeaways from Bayern Munich’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt in DFB Pokal.
Bayern Munich had to step away from the Bundesliga for a midweek clash in the DfB Pokal as Eintracht Frankfurt came to town for the semifinal. Bayern finished the match victorious with a scoreline of 2-1 and had difficulty putting this match away.
As reigning titleholders, Bayern Munich came into the match wanting to extend their winning streak and knock off Pokal rivals. This win also extends their winning streak since their last loss in December and will give the team confidence to finish out the rest of the season and win the league.
In the first half, Bayern were dominant and were unlucky to only be up 1-0 at halftime. Ivan Perisic got the first goal of the match in the 14th minute after a beautiful counter-attack by Bayern and a great cross by Thomas Muller.
The second half was a different story, though. Frankfurt increased their intensity and attacked Bayern right from the whistle. They were finally rewarded by an equalizer in the 69th minute, scored by Danny da Costa. Shortly after Bayern were able to get the winner, through none other than Robert Lewandowski in the 74th minute. (Stats Courtesy: WhoScored.com).
DfB Pokal matches are always tricky games and sometimes come with surprises. Bayern were able to get through to the final, and that’s what matters. They will look forward to playing Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin in July for the trophy. For now, let us have a look at Here are some takeaways from semi-final victory against Frankfurt.