Harry Kane brace lifts Bayern Munich to 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt

Harry Kane
Harry Kane / ALEXANDRA BEIER/GettyImages
2 of 2

It did not take Bayern Munich long to assert their dominance on the game. Harry Kane opened the scoring inside ten minutes, tapping the ball home after Konrad Laimer won possession brilliantly and led the counter-attack.

Out of nowhere, Eintracht Frankfurt were back on level terms and it was Hugo Ekitike who found the bottom corner from the edge of the box in the 23rd minute. Bayern then suffered another blow as Laimer was forced to go off with an apparent muscular injury. Aleksandar Pavlović replaced the Austrian in the middle of the park.

After being left frustrated by the stubborn Eintracht Frankfurt for much of the first-half, Bayern finally restored their lead in the 61st minute. Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot after Robin Koch fouled Thomas Müller inside the box. The penalty helped the England captain take his tally for the season to 42 goals, as he also scored a landmark 400th goal for club and country.

Despite dominating proceedings and creating a host of chances, Bayern were unable to add to their lead. Kane came close to completing his hat-trick, while Müller and Joshua Kimmich also missed opportunities to wrap up the win.

Still, the three points are all that matter at this stage of the season. Bayern Munich will need to be more clinical against Real Madrid, but the bosses will also be pleased with the way the team has responded to adversity in recent weeks. The ultimate test now lies in store as Bayern gun for their seventh Champions League title.