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90' + 4'
L. Castaignos
Yellow Card
85'
A. Vidal
M. Götze
71'
Douglas Costa
R. Lewandowski
64'
S. Kittel
Ä. Ben-Hatira
58'
L. Castaignos
H. Seferović
55'
M. Götze
Yellow Card
51'
M. Stendera
Yellow Card
49'
T. Chandler
Yellow Card
48'
M. Stendera
S. Huszti
45'
Ä. Ben-Hatira
Yellow Card
41'
R. Lewandowski
Yellow Card
41'
D. Abraham
Yellow Card
20'
F. Ribéry
Goal
2
2
3
5

Stats

Possession
% %
9
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 10 0
Total Passes 666 288

Commentary

The referee wraps things up here at the Allianz Arena, with Bayern Munich thankful to Ribery as their match winner on the day. His overhead kick in the first half has made the difference in what was hardly a game for the neutrals to savour, with chances at a premium. Still, Bayern provisionally extend their lead atop the table to eight points, while Frankfurt stay in the relegation zone. That's it from us, thanks for tuning in! 
L. Castaignos
Yellow Card
Eintracht Frankfurt
90' + 4' Castaignos is booked for a combination of his foul and for complaining, and that may be that. 
90' + 2' Frankfurt are appealing frantically for a penalty after Castaignos got involved in a tussle with Martinez after bursting into the box, but there appeared to be more at fault with the striker's aggressive approach to that challenge. 
90' Looks like we will have three minutes of stoppage time to end this game. Muller tries to turn onto an Alonso pass and beat his marker in one move, but only succeeds in losing his balance. 
88' Very little time left now and Bayern are closing in on what looks like an inevitable victory. Frankfurt have long been out of attacking ideas, but they are trying to push players forward at last. 
86' Costa tries to get in his stride on the ball, as he isolates Chandler, but he's unable to beat the defender to the byline. The Frankfurt full-back has had to deal with both the Brazilian and Ribery this game. 
A. Vidal
M. Götze
FC Bayern München
85' Late run-out for Vidal to shore up the midfield, with Gotze departing. 
84' Bayern will go eight points clear if this result holds, at least until Dortmund play Bremen later in the day. For Frankfurt, if they lose here, they will stay in the bottom three at the end of the weekend no matter what. 
82' Less than 10 minutes remaining now, and Bayern are looking good for the victory here, despite having a one-goal lead for the majority of this game. Frankfurt are sniffing around a little as of late, but this should have come a lot earlier. 
80' Glimpse of a chance again for Kittel, who makes space for himself at the far post to attack a ball, but Neuer is well-positioned to make that save. Is there to be late drama here at the Allianz? 
78' Costa tries to make Hradecky work with a long-range attempt, but it's no problem for the keeper, who has not been tested as much as he might have expected coming into this game. 
76' IMPORTANT HEADER FROM MARTINEZ! A cross comes in from the right-hand side that evades Alaba, but the Spaniard gets a touch with his head that takes it away from Kittel, who was primed for the finish! 
74' Ribery has started to fade from this game, and it's no surprise that Bayern's ability to cause danger has gone along with it. The Frenchman was a key player in the first half, taking on a lot of attacking responsibility. 
72' Muller is called for an offside after running onto a slipped pass from Thiago, and he's furious at that decision! There didn't look to be a whole lot in that and he has a right to be frustrated. 
Douglas Costa
R. Lewandowski
FC Bayern München
71' Lewandowski is withdrawn for Costa. 
70' There's been 18 shots from Bayern in this game, with eight of those on target. Frankfurt have fired only two, with Neuer troubled by neither. The hosts continue to dominate the ball with 68 per cent of possession. 
68' There needs to be more urgency from Frankfurt, as they're only a goal back. Zambrano, their central defender, tries to make things happen with a volley that goes nowhere near the target. 
66' SAVED BY THE KEEPER! Hradecky is called into action again, as Alonso continued his influence over this game with a rasping drive that needed to be pushed away with a spectacular one-handed stop! 
64' Not a whole lot happening at the moment in terms of chances, with Frankfurt dealing with the Bayern threat whenever the ball nears their final third. If only the visitors could look remotely competent in attack. 
S. Kittel
Ä. Ben-Hatira
Eintracht Frankfurt
64' Ben-Hatira is off and Sonny Kittel is introduced.
62' There's a moment of joy for the visiting fans as Hasebe advances through the middle with the ball before trying to pick out the recently arrived Castaignos inside the area, but the defence are able to shepherd the ball back into the arms of Neuer. 
60' Every Frankfurt foray into the opposition half is ended within moments as they simply can't string more than two or three passes together. They're making it too easy for Bayern Munich to dominate. 
L. Castaignos
H. Seferović
Eintracht Frankfurt
58' Seferovic barely got a touch on the ball, and on comes Castaignos to try to make a difference. 
57' Hradecky is forced into a save after Bernat wasn't tracked on a late arrival into the area to strike the ball from close range. Bayern are starting to tighten the knot a bit here as they chase a second goal. 
M. Götze
Yellow Card
FC Bayern München
55' Gotze is the latest player to be booked for a clumsy foul. In a span of about 15 minutes, going back to the 41st minute in the first half, there have been six yellow cards dished out. 
53' OFF THE POST! Alonso comes within inches of doubling Bayern's advantage as he bends the set-piece over the wall, but it rebounds off the woodwork with the keeper letting it bounce away. 
M. Stendera
Yellow Card
Eintracht Frankfurt
51' Free-kick to Bayern Munich outside the area, after Muller was pulled back by Stendera, with the substitute picking up a yellow card for his troubles. The bookings are starting to pile up. 
T. Chandler
Yellow Card
Eintracht Frankfurt
49' Bernat attempted to overlap down the flanks, but he's clipped by Chandler, who read that play late. The fans bay for blood, and the referee obliges with a yellow card. 
M. Stendera
S. Huszti
Eintracht Frankfurt
48' Early trouble here for Huszti, who has pulled up and is struggling to move without limping. The physios are called for, but he'll be unable to contunue. On comes Marc Stendera in his place. 
46' Off we go again.
And that will do it here for now from the Allianz Arena, with Bayern holding a comfortable 1-0 lead at the break. Ribery has made the difference with an excellent overhead kick, but otherwise, chances have been few and far between despite all the traffic being congested in the Frankfurt half. A lot to play for after the restart, so stay tuned. 
Ä. Ben-Hatira
Yellow Card
Eintracht Frankfurt
45' Ben-Hatira is the next player to be booked. On the stroke of half-time, the Frankfurt wide man barges into the back of Lewandowski, who loses his balance and falls to the turf. 
43' Not long to go until half-time now, and I wonder if Guardiola is considering a rest for any of his stars if they go on to get a second goal relatively quickly? The Benfica game is only three days away. 
R. Lewandowski
Yellow Card
FC Bayern München
41' As is Lewandowski. 
D. Abraham
Yellow Card
Eintracht Frankfurt
41' Abraham is booked for his part in that confrontation. 
40' Trouble here as Lewandowski chases down a long ball with Abraham for company. The flag is up again against the Polish striker, and he then gets involved in a tussle with the Frankfurt defender. 
38' To be fair, Frankfurt's five-man defensive line has done a good job limiting the danger on Hradecky's goal behind them. It took an unorthodox effort - from a rebound as well - to open the scoring. 
36' Lewandowski is starting to make a few runs in between centre-back and full-back, but his latest attempt to latch onto a Thiago pass only ends with him being caught offside quickly. 
34' It has been a very clean game so far, with the referee not needed to put out many fires in the first half. There's been a few fouls as one might expect when trying to contain Bayern, but nothing near malicious. 
32' Bayern are making an effort to get Ribery involved, and the Frenchman is making the most of his time in possession. He feeds Bernat on the overlap, but the cross from the full-back isn't touched by a team-mate. 
30' Half-hour gone and Bayern are sitting comfortably on top of this one-goal lead. The passing is crisp, and you get the sense that Frankfurt are already tiring from the chasing that they're having to do. 
28' Ribery breaks free on the left side of the box, and attempts to rifle a low cross into the six-yard area. He beats Zambrano, but Oczikpa is there to make a vital clearance ahead of Lewandowski. 
26' So far, Bayern have held 66 per cent of the ball and have attempted nearly three times the number of passes as the home side - it's keeping consistent with what we have seen in this game. 
24' Ribery elegantly controls a pass and squares it to Lewandowski, who then gets Gotze involved in the play. He attempts to feed Lahm on the overlap, but the skipper is caught  offside.  
22' That goal was to be expected in terms of Bayern putting a notch on the scoreboard, but the manner in which it arrived certainly wasn't! It's already looking like a long road ahead for Frankfurt. 
F. Ribéry
Goal
FC Bayern München
20' WHAT A WAY TO OPEN THE SCORING! Ribery looks like he hasn't missed a day, as he angles in a superb overhead kick on the rebound after Gotze's initial drive was saved by the keeper! 
19' Alonso has seen a lot of the ball in the opening exchanges, and is instrumental to the home side's strategy of looking for the killer pass over the top to bypass the Frankfurt midfield entirely. 
17' There's not a whole lot that Frankfurt can do to prevent the waves of Bayern possession from coming at them. The home side are getting closer and closer to finding a chance to really test the keeper. 
15' OVER THE BAR! The ball isn't properly cleared by the visitors, meaning that Alonso can ping it quickly to Thiago, who attempts a half-volley that is nowhere near the target in the end. 
13' Frankfurt win a rare respite via a free-kick in the opposition half. It's floated into the danger area, and Zambrano is up there battling for it, but a whistle for a foul means that the chance is dead. 
11' Bayern have been in control of the ball since the first whistle, with Frankfurt struggling to put passes together and advance as a unit out of their own half of the field. Still no genuine chances though. 
9' Lewandowski shows great control to juggle the ball inside the area with defenders draped all around him, but eventually, the intervention of Zambrano robs the Polish striker of possession. 
7' Again, Bayern try the killer ball from deep, with Gotze this time trying to release the crucial pass. He has Lewandowski making a run ahead of him, but Hradecky is off his line again to smother. 
5' Thiago spots the gap over the top and hoists a long ball for Ribery to chase, but the French winger cannot beat Chandler to the byline, despite getting a touch before the defender did. 
3' Bayern start the match in control of the ball and Alonso tries to set Muller on his way from a deep position, but Hradecky is quickly off his line to beat the forward to the ball and claim. 
1' Off we go.
Haris Seferovic will lead the line for the visitors, who have lined up with five at the back in an understandably defensive formation. Makoto Hasebe and David Abraham have been recalled to the starting lineup by coach Niko Kovac, with Marco Russ and Stefan Reinartz not in the matchday squad. 
Franck Ribery gets a start on the left side of the midfield four as he continues to play a role in the Bayern team during the run-in, after his long injury lay-off. Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller also return to the XI, with Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa making way. 
Frankfurt subs: Regasel, Ayhan, Lindner, Stendera, Waldschmidt, Kittel, Castaignos. 
Frankfurt (5-4-1): Hradecky; Chandler, Zambrano, Abraham, Oczipka, Djakpa; Aigner, Hasebe, Huszti, Ben-Hatira; Seferovic. 
Bayern subs: Ulreich, Tasci, Costa, Rafinha, Rode, Vidal, Kimmich. 
Bayern (4-1-4-1): Neuer; Lahm, Martinez, Alaba, Bernat; Alonso; Muller, Gotze, Thiago, Ribery; Lewandowski. 
This afternoon sees the best home team in the division face off against its worst travelling side. Bayern haven't conceded a goal against Frankfurt for 667 minutes, which is just three minutes shy of creating a new Bundesliga record, with Gladbach holding Bielefeld for 669 minutes from 2003-09. 
For Frankfurt, things are a lot more unclear at second-from-bottom. Only six points separate ninth from 17th in the standings, and tonight's visitors can climb as high as 13th should they upset the odds and win, with other results going their way. Die Adler come into this game on the back of a much-needed 1-0 win against Hannover. 
Bayern have a five-point advantage atop the Bundesliga, and will understandably have one eye on their opening Champions League quarter-final encounter with Benfica on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola's team have taken seven points from nine in the league since a shock loss to Mainz one month ago. 
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena. Both sides are at the opposite ends of the table, with very different concerns heading into the final week of the season. Stick with us for all the action. 
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