Frankfurt demolishes 10-man Bayern Munich 5-1

Eintracht Frankfurt crushed 10-man Bayern Munich 5-1 on Saturday to send it tumbling to fourth in the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich failed to recover from an early Jerome Boateng red card as they fell to a 5-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt that will heap more pressure on beleaguered coach Niko Kovac.

Eintracht Frankfurt crushed 10-man Bayern Munich 5-1 on Saturday to send it tumbling to fourth in the Bundesliga, four points behind leader Borussia Moenchengladbach which won 2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen.

First-half goals from Filip Kostic and Djibril Sow put the host in the driving seat with Bayern down to 10 after the ninth minute dismissal of Jerome Boateng with a red card for a foul.

The Bavarians briefly cut the deficit in the 37th minute through top scorer Robert Lewandowski, who has now netted at least once in each of their 10 league games, but David Abraham restored Frankfurt's two-goal cushion in the 49th.

 

Martin Hinteregger's header on the hour made sure of the three points and Goncalo Paciencia completed a horrible afternoon for Bayern, piling more pressure on embattled coach Niko Kovac ahead of next week's big clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Gladbach, on 22 points, increased its lead at the top to three over Dortmund who beat Vfl Wolfsburg 3-0.

Lewandowski maintains scoring streak

Lewandowski became the first player to net in the first nine games of a Bundesliga campaign last weekend and was on the scoresheet again today.

He took his consolation goal superbly and is arguably the best striker in world football right now, boasting 19 goals from 15 appearances in all club competitions this term.

Boateng dismissal proves costly

Bayern started the match in a positive manner, with Serge Gnabry squandering a good chance 87 seconds in.

But a swift counter from Eintracht soon after ended with Paciencia tripping over Boateng's trailing leg and Bayern, despite Kovac's tweaks, went on to ship five goals on a day to forget.
 

What's next?

Bayern hosts Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Eintracht travels to Standard Liege the following day in the Europa League. Borussia Dortmund is next up for Kovac's men in the Bundesliga a week today.

With inputs from OPTA

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