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Bayern München v Eintracht Frankfurt Live Commentary, 23/05/2020

5 - 2
L. Goretzka (17)
T. Müller (41)
R. Lewandowski (46)
A. Davies (61)
M. Hinteregger (74 og)
M. Hinteregger (52)
M. Hinteregger (55)
Allianz Arena


That’s all for now. Until next time, goodbye!
Bayern’s attention will now switch firmly to Tuesday and Signal Iduna Park, where they face Dortmund in a match which could be destined to settle the title race. Frankfurt, meanwhile, have now lost five Bundesliga games in a row.
It’s all over at Allianz Arena. Bayern had a scare at the start of the second half, with Hinteregger’s double pulling Frankfurt back into proceedings after Lewandowski put the hosts 3-0 up. However, a mistake from Fernandes gifted Bayern a fourth, with Hinteregger turning it into his own net soon after.
88' Almost an immediate impact from Cuisance, who tries his luck from 25 yards out. His strike has some dip on it, but was directed just wide.
M. Cuisance
J. Kimmich
Bayern München
86' Another youngster has also come on, with Cuisance replacing Kimmich.
J. Zirkzee
K. Coman
Bayern München
86' Bayern have introduced youngster Zirkzee, who replaces Coman.
85' Kostic and Dost combine to get Frankfurt into the Bayern area, with Toure then taking on the shot. It was a decent effort, hit true and with power, but Neuer is equal to it.
83' SO CLOSE! How has that not gone in?! Brilliant play from Kostic, who engineered space for a strike and duly thumped a low effort beyond Neuer. It looked all set to clip in off the upright, but instead rattles away from danger.
81' It is now a training exercise for Bayern, who will simply be looking to keep sharp ahead of their trip to Dortmund on Tuesday. Flick will know they will have to be better at the back in that match than they have been today, however.
78' Almost another for Bayern! A second mix-up at the back between Trapp and his defenders allows Coman to get through, but this time Ilsanker is able to clear the visitors' lines.
D. da Costa
E. Durm
Eintracht Frankfurt
76' The final change from Frankfurt has seen Durm replace Da Costa.
André Silva
B. Dost
Eintracht Frankfurt
76' Two more changes for Frankfurt. Silva has been ineffective today, and has made way for Dost.
M. Hinteregger
Own Goal
Eintracht Frankfurt
74' OWN GOAL! It’s all gone wrong again for Frankfurt, and it is their earlier goalscorer Hinteregger who has bundled into his own net after Trapp deflected Gnabry’s effort into the defender’s feet. It’s 5-2 to Bayern.
L. Hernández
J. Boateng
Bayern München
73' Bayern have also made a change. Hernandez is on in place of Boateng.
D. Kamada
S. Rode
Eintracht Frankfurt
71' The next Frankfurt switch sees Rode make way for Kamada.
D. Sow
M. Gaćinović
Eintracht Frankfurt
71' A double change for Frankfurt. First, Sow replaces Gacinovic.
71' Should Frankfurt, as looks likely, lose today, it will be their longest run of defeats in the Bundesliga since March 2017.
68' Great goalkeeping from Neuer, who makes a wonderful save to deny Gacinovic from point-blank range. The Bayern captain is making his 399th Bundesliga appearance today.
66' SAVE! That should really be 5-2! Bayern carved open Frankfurt’s defence, with Coman the benefactor as he got in down the right side of the area. Rather than supply a ball back for a team-mate, he goes for goal from a tight angle, but can’t beat Trapp.
S. Gnabry
I. Perišić
Bayern München
64' A change for Bayern, as Gnabry replaces Perisic.
63' Just as Frankfurt had somehow hauled themselves back into this, one of their most experienced players has managed to hand Bayern a reprieve. Hutter’s head has dropped on the touchline – he knows how hard it will be for his side to pull themselves back to within touching distance for a second time.
A. Davies
Bayern München
61' GOOOOAAALLL!!! It’s 4-2 to Bayern! Well, this wild match just keeps getting crazier. So reliable, so experienced, Fernandes makes a terrible mistake in Frankfurt’s area, laying it on a plate for Davies – who had made a surging run in from the left – to coolly slide home a finish.
60' Frankfurt flood forward on the counter, Gacinovic releasing Kostic, who eventually tries to pick out Silva. His cross, though, is cut out brilliantly by Davies.
58' Well, 10 minutes ago Bayern were in cruise control, but Hinteregger’s double has put this match firmly in the balance. What a fascinating final half-an-hour or so we have in store now, as Neuer prevents Silva getting onto the end of a cross from the right.
S. Rode
Eintracht Frankfurt
56' Rode gets the assist, and it was a corner put into a dangerous area from the ex-Bayern midfielder. But the credit has to go to Hinteregger, who showed fantastic skill and aerial prowess to head in his eighth goal of the season.
M. Hinteregger
Eintracht Frankfurt
56' OH MY WORD – IT’S 3-2! Hinteregger has his second, as he rises highest to connect with the corner and power a brilliant header in off the left-hand upright. It’s game well and truly on!
55' Alaba gets momentarily caught out by a quick pass from Da Costa, which had set Silva way. The former Porto man got a shot off, but Alaba got back to make a timely block.
M. Hinteregger
Eintracht Frankfurt
52' GOAL! Frankfurt have pulled one back! It’s 3-1 now, after Hinteregger rather awkwardly swept home from close range after Boateng’s poor header fell kindly to the Eintracht defender.
51' A second chance in quick succession for Perisic, who meets a cross to the back post with a diving header. He can’t keep his attempt on target, though.
49' Another opening for Bayern, as Perisic goes for goal after latching onto Muller’s pass. Trapp, however, is equal to the strike.
48' Well, if it wasn’t already game over, it seems it now, barring a bizarre collapse from Bayern and a complete turnaround in Frankfurt’s fortunes.
K. Coman
Bayern München
46' A nightmare start for Chandler, who let Coman run free. From then on, it was simple for the France international to pick out Lewandowski.
R. Lewandowski
Bayern München
46' GOOOOAALLL! IT'S 3-0! Right from the off, Chandler is caught cold at left-back, with Coman getting free and dropping a cross onto the head of Lewandowski, who duly nods home from close range.
46' We are back up and running for the second half.
T. Chandler
E. Ndicka
Eintracht Frankfurt
46' One change from Frankfurt at half-time. Chandler has replaced Ndicka.
Frankfurt have a mountain to climb but, in the form they are in, it is difficult to see Hutter’s side coming back from this, and it may be a matter of damage limitation for the visitors.
Bayern lead 2-0 at the interval and, as it stands, will head into Tuesday’s huge clash against Dortmund four points clear. Muller has been the key figure, providing Goretzka with a superb assist for the opener before himself prodding in from Davies’ cross just before half-time.
45' + 1' Frankfurt concede possession on the edge of their own area, with Coman picking out Perisic. The Croatia international cannot return the favour, though, and the attack breaks down.
43' Frankfurt are the weakest team away from home in the Bundesliga this season, picking up just seven points on the road. That trend seems unlikely to change today.
A. Davies
Bayern München
41' The goal only stood after a VAR check for a potential foul. It was a brilliant cross from Davies, but an even better touch and then finish from Muller, who has put Bayern in complete control.
T. Müller
Bayern München
41' GOAL! Muller makes it 2-0! After turning provider for the opener, Bayern’s maestro has now got himself on the scoresheet, tucking home from Davies’ cross.
38' CLOSE! Lewandowski connects with the resulting corner, but just turns his effort wide. Frankfurt's marking was incredibly poor and they got lucky, there.
37' Another save from Trapp, who manages to get to Alaba’s dipping, long-range strike. However, the former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper can’t keep hold and fumbles it out for a corner.
M. Hinteregger
Yellow Card
Eintracht Frankfurt
35' A first booking of the game goes the way of Hinteregger, who caught Lewandowski with an outstretched arm. The referee initially allowed play to go on, with Coman seeing a shot deflected wide.
32' Davies shows a great turn of pace to beat two Frankfurt defenders to a loose ball, but Muller is then unable to control the youngster’s pass. Frankfurt try to counter, but Neuer races off his line to stem the danger.
30' Frankfurt have lost 13 of their 25 Bundesliga games this season prior to today – they've only suffered more defeats at this stage of a campaign in 1999-2000.
28' Trapp is furious with his team-mates as, after some time on the ball, he is forced to punt it long to Neuer due to a lack of options on offer. The next Frankfurt move sees them play it out from the back, only for Gacinovic to concede possession upfield.
26' Bayern look like they mean business today, and will no doubt be desperate to put as much daylight between themselves and Dortmund as possible. Frankfurt, though, are at least attempting to offer some threat on the counter.
24' Brilliant play from Kimmich, who circles Gacinovic with ease. The Frankfurt man lashes out, though with little malice, and receives a talking to from the official.
22' Da Costa, for the first time, manages to cause some issues for Davies, but the Canadian youngster quickly recovers. For a player who is not a natural left-back, Davies has excelled in the role this season, allowing Alaba to play a central role in defence, as well as push into midfield when Bayern are on the ball.
20' Bayern have won each of their last 10 Bundesliga home games against Frankfurt – their longest winning run at home to any current top-flight side.
18' Frankfurt get on the attack as they search for an immediate response, with Rode – against his former club – trying his luck from 20 yards out. His shot is a wild one, though, and sails harmlessly wide.
T. Müller
Bayern München
16' Muller has been in fabulous form since Flick took charge this season, thriving in a free role in midfield. This time he popped up on the left, drilling a perfectly weighted cross towards Goretzka, who did the rest.
L. Goretzka
Bayern München
16' WHAT A GOAL! That is outstanding from Bayern, who lead 1-0 thanks to Goretzka! It has certainly been coming, and Muller is the creator with a wonderful cross into the path of the former Schalke star, who makes no mistake with a brilliant first-time finish.
14' Another huge chance for Bayern. Pavard meets a cross from the right, directing a decent header downwards. Trapp, though, reacted sharply, just managing to keep it out.
11' CHANCE! The bar comes to Frankfurt’s rescue! Lewandowski hammers an effort goalwards which Trapp just manages to get a hand on, nudging it onto the woodwork.
9' Fortunately for Frankfurt, and the officials, nothing comes of the Bayern corner. But there is little rest for the visiting defence, who remain under pressure.
7' Bayern have wasted little time in stamping their authority on this match. Kimmich links up with Muller on the edge of the area, with the latter looping in a cross to the back post. Lewandowski seems to head it wide, but a corner is given.
5' Bayern boss Flick saw his side score their 50th goal in his 16th Bundesliga game in charge last time out. No other head coach has reached this milestone as quickly in the competition.
3' It has been a fast start from Bayern, with Coman already exploiting Frankfurt’s defence with his pace. Ndicka, who had a poor match last time out, managed to stall his progress, though.
1' KICK-OFF! Bayern, in their all-red home strip, get proceedings underway.
Bayern face Dortmund in a huge clash on Tuesday, so a win today – to restore a four-point lead at the top – is vital. In front of an empty Allianz Arena, the teams are out and we’re almost ready for kick-off…
Adi Hutter, meanwhile, has made four alterations to his side. Out go Dost, Sow, Kamada and Abraham, with Silva – who scored a consolation against Gladbach – Gacinovic, Fernandes and Da Costa coming in.
FRANKFURT SUBS: Jonathan de Guzman, Djibril Sow, Bas Dost, Daichi Kamada, Lucas Torro, Makoto Hasebe, Timothy Chandler, Erik Durm, Frederik Ronnow.
FRANKFURT (4-2-3-1): Kevin Trapp; Almamy Toure, Stefan Ilsanker, Martin Hinteregger, Evan Ndicka; Gelson Fernandes, Sebastian Rode; Danny da Costa, Mijat Gacinovic, Filip Kostic; Andre Silva.
Bayern restarted their season with a 2-0 win over Union Berlin last time out and Flick has stuck with much the same side, with just two changes – Thiago Alcantara and Gnabry making way for Coman and Perisic.
BAYERN SUBS: Alvaro Odriozola, Javi Martinez, Mickael Cuisance, Lucas Hernandez, Serge Gnabry, Sven Ulreich, Lars Lukas Mai, Oliver Batista Meier, Joshua Zirkzee.
BAYERN (4-3-3): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski, Ivan Perisic.
Frankfurt, meanwhile, are in torrid form, having lost 3-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach last time out – a fourth successive league defeat. They sit in 13th, five points clear of the relegation play-off spot.
Borussia Dortmund’s comfortable 2-0 win over Wolfsburg has put the pressure on Bayern heading into this match, with Hansi Flick’s side just a point clear of their title rivals as things stand.
Welcome to LIVE commentary of today’s final Bundesliga match, which sees leaders Bayern Munich host struggling Eintracht Frankfurt.