Bayern Munich maintained their attack on another Bundesliga crown by beating Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday night.
The hosts took full advantage of the initial dominance when Leon Goretzka and Thomas Muller scored in the first half. Lewandowski also came on the scene just 45 seconds after the second period, when he returned home.
With Bayern seemingly crossing and Frankfurt struggling, the visitors surprisingly reduced the deficit as Martin Hinterreger took advantage of his time off defense to overtake Manuel Neuer. He then repeated the feat just a few minutes later, when he jumped higher from a corner to wave home and narrow the gap to just one.
However, Alphonso Davies interrupted the momentum by profiting from a visitor error by scoring just after the hour. Control was then firmly back in the hosts' hands, while Hinterreger, this time, kicked his own net with Serge Gnabry's attempt to kick in to finally deliver Bayern the victory.
Early opportunities for Bayern
With 26 Bundesliga goals so far this season, it was understandable that visitors would try to follow Lewandowski closely. However, he escaped in the open 15 minutes and, from a corner, he cracked the ball on the side of the bar with great effort. Ivan Perisic also had a chance to open the scoring by grabbing a floating ball, but made his first direct effort in the arms of Kevin Trapp.
Pavard went even closer, but his header, a few meters away, was deflected by the Eintracht goalkeeper.
Goretzka surprises the hosts
Hans-Dieter Flick's men didn't have to wait much longer, as they got a much-deserved opening. An excellent work by Muller, on the left, saw him enter the box and produce a large low center towards the Goretzka he hoped for. The German midfielder sent the ball to the top corner with a thunderous ending.
After his brilliant assist, Muller stepped in just before the break mark. The striker grabbed Davies' big ball, touched it and beat Trapp with a lethal finish at the near post.
Bayern move on, but Franfurt returns
Bayern's dominance continued a few seconds after the break, when they scored a third. Kingsley Coman had plenty of room on the right flank to perfectly cross Lewandowski, who entered easily.
When the third goal was scored, Frankfurt was really fighting. That was until Hinterreger gave them any hope when he initially won a header in the Bayern area and then grabbed the ball once more to kick.
That initial hope turned into inspiration when Hinterreger doubled the day's work, surpassing all of Bayern's defense to launch a brilliant header in the far corner of Neuer's goal.
Davies calms the nerves
All of that good work was undone, although Davies' initial effort was passed on to him by Gelson Fernandes, allowing the Canadian to calmly push the ball under Trapp's advance.
Hinteregger entered the scoresheet again, but this time unfortunately at the wrong end. Substitute Serge Gnabry ran beyond the Frankfurt defense and tried to stab at home just to unconsciously push the ball into the defender's path, who made a mess in his defense and touched the ball in the net.
There could have been one last drama in the final stages when Filip Kostic ran into the Bayern penalty area but saw his low, curved effort bounce off the base of the post, but in the end Bayern saw the game unfold. comprehensive victory under Flick.
It would have been difficult to imagine Frankfurt's return when Bayern crossed the score 3-0, but the visitors really showed a fighting spirit and heart. However, Bayern took control of the game once again, despite receiving enormous help from opponents. They hope to take that form into Tuesday's huge game against Borussia Dortmund. In the meantime, Frankfurt really needs to correct its bad shape as it continues to slide towards the relegation zone.
Bayern Munchen: Neuer (7); Davies (8), Alaba (6), Boateng (6) (Hernandez (6), 73 & # 39;), Pavard (6); Goretzka (7), Kimmich (7) (Cuisance (N / A), 85 ′), Perisica (7) (Gnabry (6), 64 ′), Muller (8), Coman (8) (Zirkzee (N / A )) 85 & # 39;); Lewandowski (7).
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp (7); Ndicka (5) (Chandler (4), 45 ′), Hinteregger (7), Ilsanker (6), Toure (6); Rode (5) (Nut (6), 71 & # 39;), Fernandes (5); Kostic (6), Gacinovic (6) (Kamada (N / A), 76 & # 39;), da Costa (6), Silva (5) (Dost (N / A), 76 & # 39;).
Goals: Goretzka (17 ′), Muller (41 ′), Lewandowski (46 ′), Hinterreger (52 ′, 55 ′), Davies (61 ′), Hinterreger OG (73 ′)
Judge: Marco Fritz
Yellow cards: Hinterreger (35 ′)
Red cards: N / D