Bayern Munich restored their four point lead over Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table with a 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt this evening, before the two meet at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Hansi Flick’s side lead 2-0 at half-time through goals from Leon Goretzka and Thomas Muller before Robert Lewandowski extended the lead further in the opening 60 seconds of the restart.
However, a crazy four minutes shortly after saw Martin Hinteregger score twice from corners for the visitors to reduce the score to 2-3 out of nowhere. Alphonso Davies restored order five minutes later when the left-back made it 4-2 before an Hinteregger own goal made it 5-2 later on.
Here are my player ratings from Bayern Munich 5-2 Eintracht Frankfurt:
Manuel Neuer 6 – Nothing to do in the first half and no chance with either of Martin Hinteregger’s two set play goals. Manuel Neuer pulled off a fine save at 4-2.
Benjamin Pavard 8 – May be disappointed not to have opened the scoring with a close-range header. Benjamin Pavard was solid defensively this evening as he won possession a number of times and nullified Filip Kostic’s threat down the wing.
David Alaba 6 – Ball watching for Hinteregger’s first goal when he could have challenged. Bayern Munich didn’t have much defender to do in open play but didn’t look very secure when they did.
Jerome Boateng 6 – Bayern Munich were always in control of the game and both goals conceded were from corners but Jerome Boateng looked shaky immediately after and was replaced.
Alphonso Davies 8 – Fine finish for his goal when Gelson Fernandes accidentally set him up. Frankfurt couldn’t keep up with Alphonso Davies bombing forward down the left all game.
Joshua Kimmich 8 – Protected the defence well, looked after the ball and provided some good deliveries from set pieces.
Kingsley Coman 8 – Beautiful cross for Robert Lewandowski’s goal, Kingsley Coman created a number of other chances too as he found a lot of space down the right wing.
Thomas Muller 7 – Scored the second goal shortly before half-time, set up another but went quiet in the second half and was sloppy in possession at times.
Leon Goretzka 8 – Opened the scoring with a fine finish, won his aerial battles and looked after the ball in an efficient performance from Leon Goretzka.
Ivan Perisic 7 – May wonder how he didn’t get among the goals in this one but was a threat down the left wing before being substituted just after the hour.
Robert Lewandowski 7 – Relatively quiet game from the potent striker but Robert Lewandowski pulled off a fine header for his goal which was his only effort on target in 90 minutes.
Serge Gnabry (28 mins) 6 – Perhaps introduced with Tuesday’s game in mind but Serge Gnabry didn’t feature much in the final half hour.
Lucas Hernandez (19 mins) N/A – Jerome Boateng had been looking very shaky in the minutes prior to Lucas Hernandez replacing him. The visitors only had one good effort afterwards.
Michael Cuisance (7 mins) N/A – Gave Joshua Kimmich a late rest ahead of Tuesday’s big game.
Joshua Zirkzee (7 mins) N/A – Another late run out for the Dutch teenager but no goal this time.