Bundesliga: Bayern Munich hit five past Frankfurt ahead of Klassiker
For about six minutes on Saturday evening, the champions were on the ropes. Eintracht Frankfurt's cult hero Martin Hinteregger had scored twice from corners in three second half minutes and the Eagles were within a goal of their opponents, who'd raced in to a 3-0 lead.
That Frankfurt then threw themselves on to the canvas with horrible errors from Gelson Fernandes and then Hinteregger himself did little to disguise the chink that had been revealed in Bayern's armor. Set pieces aside though, Frankfurt weren't good enough to exploit it fully, eventually falling 5-2.
After watching his side ease past Wolfsburg with a 2-0 win hours earlier, Lucien Favre must believe his side will be good enough when they host Bayern on Tuesday. But he wouldn't show it.
"I don't want to talk about Bayern. We must enjoy our victory today. That is the most important thing," was all the Swiss coach would say on the matter.
But the message hadn't reached everyone at Dortmund, with Julian Brandt, Manuel Akanji and head of professional football Sebastian Kehl all speaking of turning their focus immediately to the only team above them in the table.
Bayern's Thomas Müller was a little more emphatic than any of them though. "We're on the march. Dortmund are on the march. We're looking forward to Tuesday," he said.
Favre's men have looked assured since Erling Haaland turned home the first goal of the new era last Saturday, swatting aside rivals Schalke ...
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