Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga: live score and latest updates
Welcome to coverage of Bayern Munich versus Eintracht Frankfurt as the champions and leaders take on the team in 15th. The visitors to the Allianz are one reason for Bayern's revival, the 5-1 drubbing in November hastening the departure of Niko Kovac after a year of milky management. Eintracht were the club Kovac left for Bayern in 2018 but despite winning the title in a poor year as far as competitiveness went, he never convinced in the role. Under his deputy Hansi Flick, Bayern have recovered their fluency and poise and will be nailed on for an eighth successive title if they win Tuesday's Klassiker against second-placed Dortmund.
Eintracht, managed by Bild's coach of the 2018-19 season Adi Hutter, who took them to the Europa League semi-final which they eventually lost only on penalties against Chelsea, brought in about £110m when they sold Luka Jovic, Sebastian Haller, Ante Rebic et al in the summer and spent about half of it. They have lost four on the spin, conceding 13 goals in the process but Bas Dost, who has been a goal machine wherever he laid his hat, is back and fit after missing 17 games with various groin problems but made little impact against Borussia Monchengladbach in last week's 3-1 defeat. Andre Silva, another AC Milan transfer dud, has not taken his chance to shine in Dost's absence.
Since beating Bayern they have lost 10 of their intervening 15 matches but look safe enough with a 10-point cushion to Werder ...
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