Bayern Munich, the 11-time defending Bundesliga champions, were defeated 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt at the Deutsche Bank Park. This battle ended their six-match winning streak and was truly a dramatic loss.
Although Bayern had possession on a rain-soaked afternoon in Frankfurt, they fell completely behind and suffered their first league defeat of the season.
Just one minute into the game, Frankfurt’s winger Ansgar Knaff grabbed the ball due to Alphonso Davies’ error and took continuous steps as he rushed into the penalty area. The final shot deflected. Manuel Neuer’s goal.
In the 12th minute of the game, Frankfurt was rewarded after continuing to press. There was some confusion in the game when Bayern Munich defender Nussel Mazraoui failed to clear a cross from Aurelio Butta and the ball was collected by Fares Shaibi, who fired on target It’s a beam. The ball fell to Omar Marmouche, who controlled it with his chest before firing past Neuer to put the home side 1-0 ahead.
Leon Goretzka created an opportunity in the 25th minute, passing a wonderful pass to Harry Kane on the left side of Frankfurt’s penalty area, giving Bayern a chance to equalize. However, the English star’s shot went just wide of the far post.
As the rain continued to fall, in the 31st minute, Knave had a fierce confrontation with Kim Min-jae on the left wing, successfully won the ball and passed it to Éric Junior. . Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, who received the ball, held off two Bayern defenders and somehow poked the shot past Neuer. The score was rewritten as 2-0.
In the 36th minute of the game, Frankfurt caused more pain to Bayern. Hugo Larsson did well to catch a pass from Malmouche on the left, cut inside and shot from the outside, which went through Neuer and into the far corner of the goal.
Munich pulled a point back just before the end of the first half, with Joshua Kimmich giving the visitors a glimmer of hope with a brilliant strike from outside the penalty area.
At the start of the second half, Bayern showed a strong performance and had a chance to take the lead again. However, Kimmich’s header failed as the ball deflected off Kane and passed to Erik Maxim Choupo-Moting. A dangerous attack ended when Choupo-Moting’s shot was blocked.
However, as the adage goes, when it rains, it does pour. Dayot Upamecano tried to push forward but was thwarted. Chaibi then quickly transitioned into attack, setting up Dina Ebimbe’s second win of the night and giving Frankfurt their fourth.
As if to further fool and torment the defending champions, Frankfurt’s fifth game of the night was postponed due to a video assistant referee (VAR) check for offside, with former Bayern midfielder Mario Gotze passing the ball to Malmouche. , the latter neatly flicked the ball to Knauf with his heel, and the latter powerfully broke through Neuer’s defense with a shot from the outside of his right foot in the 60th minute.
After a two-minute VAR check confirmed the validity of the goal and the final score of the night, the audience roared with cheers and Bayern finally ended the painful moment. This defeat means they missed the opportunity to win the championship.
After the game, Bayern head coach Thomas Tuchel said the team was not up to their usual level.
According to the BBC, Tuchel said: “Because we didn’t play last week, our intensity was not enough.” “Although it looked good in training, today’s performance was really like that. There were too many individual mistakes, too obvious.”
Bayern forward Thomas Müller agreed with Tuchel’s view that the defeat was just because Frankfurt performed better in the game and not because our champions were inferior to their opponents.
“Needless to say,” Muller told reporters. “We should congratulate Frankfurt, they fully deserved this victory. In the first half hour they caught us off guard. When losing 5-1, we have to make a decision Respond. We will not lose our minds, and although time is running out, we will get back on our feet.”
Bayern are about to face Manchester United in the Champions League. The latter has struggled in the Premier League recently, losing 0-3 at home to Bournemouth at the weekend, and now must beat the German team to hope to advance to the knockout rounds. This is one of the most important club competitions in Europe.
However, given Bayern’s severe lack of focus on Saturday, the European giants are likely to face their top-flight game on Tuesday, at Old Trafford.