Frankfurt faced Bayern at the Commerzbank-Arena this Saturday afternoon in the Bundesliga. We have the player ratings.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich starred in one of the best matches of the Bundesliga season so far. Both teams displayed an enormous amount of individual and group quality. In fact, it was a very bipolar match for the German sides.
Frankfurt absolutely dominated the first half and would’ve trashed Bayern if it hadn’t been for another terrific performance from Neuer. However, the German champions had newfound energy after the break and had plenty of opportunities to snatch a point away.
It didn’t take long for The Eagles to get themselves in the lead. Kamada took advantage of a stunning link-up between Younes and Kostic that left Bayern’s defense in shambles.
Eintracht Frankfurt didn’t settle after the first goal and immediately went looking for the second one. In fact, this incredible rocket arrived through The Eagles’ very powerful left side which gave nightmares to Sule this afternoon.
Kamada managed to keep the ball from exiting the pitch and passed it onto Amin Younes. The German forward took advantage of Sule’s passiveness and scored one of Frankfurt’s best goals of the season. Additionally, it is also worth mentioning that Younes celebrated by raising a shirt with the name ‘Faith Saracoglu’. The 34-year-old Turkish man was one of the victims of the Hanau massacre in Frankfurt a year ago.
Bayern Munich went after the win in the second half.
Nevertheless, Hansi Flick’s halftime talk must’ve been a good one because the champions had a 360-degree change in their performance. Only eight minutes into the second half, Leroy Sane’s mouthwatering skills left N’Dicka on the floor. The former Manchester City player then set up Lewandowski to score his 26th goal of the season.
Despite having plenty of opportunities, Bayern failed to get a single point out of this entertaining fixture. A wonderful defensive display from Frankfurt, since it isn’t easy to stop the Bavarians’ offensive power. The Eagles are now seven points behind Bayern Munich in the German league. Additionally, Hansi Flick and his squad may see RB Leipzig shorten the gap between the teams to a two point difference.
Frankfurt: Trapp (7), Tuta (6), Hinteregger (7), N’Dicka (5), Toure (6), Kostic (8), Hasebe (6), Rode (6), Kamada (8), Younes (8), Jovic (5).
Bench: Ache (5), Ilsanker (5), Barkok (6), Zuber (N/A).
Bayern: Neuer (7), Sule (5), Boateng (5), Alaba (5), Davies (6), Kimmich (6), Roca (5), Coman (6), Sane (8), Choupo-Moting (6), Lewandowski (7).
Bench: Goretzka (7), Musiala (6), Hernandez (6), Martinez (N/A).