First half of ordinary Bavarian power, second half of pure madness. It ended 5-2 for Bayern, but at the beginning of the second half Eintracht frightened the leaders who, on 3-0 in the 50th minute, now sure of victory, scored two goals in five minutes and risked a sensational comeback, foiled shortly after with two others nets, this time lucky.
DOMAIN BAYERN – Bayern started playing with an owl perched on their shoulders. He was yellow and black and was there to remind him that an hour earlier Borussia Dortmund had reached 1 point and that next Tuesday he was waiting for him at the Westafalenstadion. Perhaps this is why the Flick team wanted to put things right immediately by restoring the distances already in the first quarter of an hour played at one hundred per hour, with a crossbar (waving from left Lewandowski’s limit), two saved goal-balls by Trapp and Goretzka’s net on Müller’s assist after a veil of Perisic, the only important technical gesture of the ex-Inter player. The Eintracht was not on the pitch, it only witnessed those fantastic 15 minutes of Bayern. To clarify the Bavarian domination even better, just bring back two figures in the 20 ‘of the first half: 66 percent of possession, 8 shots at 2 towards the goal, 5 shots at 0 in the mirror.
THE CHANGES – Compared to the game lost against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Eintracht had revolutionized the team. Hütter brought Ilsanker to the defense (after 9 seconds he showed up with a knee on Lewandowski’s back) and overturned midfield and attack with 4 changes: Gelson Fernandes, Danny Da Costa, Gacinovic and the ex Milan player André Silva as center forward. But Flick, due to Thiago Alcantara’s injury, also touched up the team that had won in Berlin by inserting two new outsiders, Perisic on the left and the former Juventus player Coman on the right.
THE REVENGE – The first leg ended badly for Bayern, broken through with 5 goals from Eintracht. That blow cost Kovac the bench. The rematch in the empty Allianz Arena for the first time in its history has returned the 5 goals to the Frankfurt team. After 1-0, Bayern slowed down a bit, but Eintracht was unable to take advantage of it, playing almost resigned, as a team in full crisis, without push and without grit. Only an attempted attack by guests interrupted by an exit from … Neuer’s chest ahead of A should be remembered from that periodeditor’s note Silva, one of the few on his team who kept fighting. After ten minutes of only control, Bayern restarted at full speed, Lewandowski had the ball 2-0 but headed it out. To avoid or at least lessen the dangers, Hinteragger hit a cheekbone of the Pole with one blow and inflated it (involuntarily?), The Austrian took the yellow. Then Müller, lined up as an attacking midfielder, thought about closing the account (as we thought at the time) by checking and shooting a nice cross by Davies. If in the 45th minute he was only two goals behind, Eintracht could thank his goalkeeper and his luck.
LEWA, AS ALWAYS – In fact, 49 seconds after the start of the second half 3-0 also came and this time it was signed by Robert Lewandowski: he headed a cross on Coman’s cross, served in turn by Müller who in this way was the protagonist of the first three goals, with a goal of his own, with the assist for Goretzka and with the pre-assist for the 3-0. As for Lewa, there are now 27 goals in the Bundesliga and 41 throughout the season. These are crazy numbers.THE DOUBLE HINTERAGGER – But football is pure madness and when everything seemed finished, everything started again. Six minutes after Bayern’s 3-0 draw, Eintracht shortened Hinteragger’s goal after a corner from Rode without warning: Boateng jumped out of time, the Austrian defender controlled the header and left foot scored. Everyone thought: on 3-0, with the summit clash with Borussia in 3 days, there can be a drop in tension. But the doubling of Hinteragger himself could not / should not have been this time, with his head still on Rode’s corner with the trajectory of the ball that overtook Lewandowski and did not reach Pavard. It was the 10th minute, Bayern had a pleasant five minutes. He was helped by an incredible mistake by Gelson Fernandes, ex Chievo and Udinese, who in his area served the assist for Davies’ 4-2. New thought: Bayern will now understand that they must keep their eyes open. Well, if Neuer had not been there to save his door on a shot by Gacinovic, after an assist by André Silva’s heel, the doll would have broken down. It must be said that Trapp was phenomenal again on Coman. And since this second half was really a sketch of madness, Bayern’s fifth goal was still made by Hinteragger, but in his goal: in an attempt to repel Gnabry’s shot, he hit the ball of right, left and again right until sending it to the corner.
On 5-2 it was almost over, given that Kostic hit the post in the last attack of the Eintracht. Bayern are more and more firmly in the lead of the Bundesliga and Eintracht is increasingly in crisis, with the fifth consecutive defeat and with 18 goals conceded in these five games.
Bayern Munich-Eintracht Fraconforte 5-2
BAYERN MONACO (4-2-3-1): Neuer 7; Pavard 6.5 Boateng 5.5 (28 ‘st Lucas Hernandez 6) Alaba 6 Davies 7; Kimmich 7 (40 ‘st Cuisance sv) Goretzka 7; Coman 6 (40 ‘st Zirkee sv) Müller 7.5 Perisic 5.5 (19’ st Gnabry 6); Lewandowski 6.5. Available: Ulreich, Odriozola, Javi Martinez, Mai, Meier. Manager: Flick 7
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT (4-2-3-1): Trapp 7.5; Touré 6 Ilsanker 6 Hinteregger 6.5 Ndicka 5.5 (1 ‘st Chandler 6); Gelson Fernandes 5.5 Rode 6 (26 ‘st Sow 6); Danny Da Costa 5 (31 ‘st Durm sv) Gacinovic (26’ st Kamada 5.5) Kostic 5; Andrè Silva 6 (31 ‘st Dost sv). Subs not used: Ronnow, Hasebe, Jonathan de Guzmán, Torro. Coach: Hütter 5.5
REFEREE: Fritz 6
MARKERS: 16 ‘pt Goretzka (B), 41’ pt Müller (B), 1 ‘st Lewandowski (B), 7’ st Hinteragger (E), 10 ‘st Hinteragger (E), 15’ st Davies (B), 28 ‘st Hinteragger (E) autorete
YELLOW CARDS: 35 ‘pt Hinteragger (E) for a foul