Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bayern Munich 5-1 on Saturday thanks to three first-half goals, ending the champions’ unbeaten run in the Bundesliga this season.
An explosive first half saw Frankfurt overwhelm Bayern and expose their error-prone backline, scoring three goals in 24 minutes.
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Bayern, who did not play last week’s league match against Union Berlin after it was postponed due to snow, looked stale and disorganized, with coach Thomas Tuchel uncharacteristically substituting two full-backs at half-time.
“We are frustrated and disappointed with our first defeat. We underestimated a lot of half-chance chances,” Tuchel told a news conference. “Those half chances led to a lot of goals today. We didn’t do anything we set out to do.”
“We lacked intensity after not playing last week. It didn’t seem that way in training, but it certainly looked like that today. There were too many individual mistakes and they were obvious,” he said.
“I have no real explanation for these individual errors. We can’t continue at this level because we allow too many chances.”
Omar Marmoush hit the crossbar in the 12th minute after a mistake from Bayern’s Noussair Mazraoui hit Farès Chaïbi. Scored a goal on the rebound.
Dina Ebimbe Jr. doubled the lead in the 31st minute after Bayern’s defense became more sloppy, and Hugo Larsson made it five minutes later via a Joshua Kimmich error. 3-0.
Kimmich made amends before the break, narrowing the deficit with a powerful shot from 20 meters out, but that didn’t stop the home side.
Five minutes after the restart, Frankfurt put the ball in the net again to make it 4-1, beating Bayern with another textbook quick attack, Ebimbe beating goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to score. Second goal of the afternoon.
Ansgar Knauff made it 5-1 on the hour as Frankfurt became the first team in 48 years to score five goals on the hour in the Bundesliga, since a 6-0 victory over Bayern in 1975. ball team.
Bayern, which has a game in hand, ranks second with 32 points. Leader Leverkusen has 35 points and will play away to third-place Stuttgart with 30 points on Sunday.
The league suspended on December 20 for the winter break and resumed on January 12