Bayern cruise past Frankfurt 5-2 to stay on title track

  • Sunday 24, May 2020 06:31 AM
  • Bayern cruise past Frankfurt 5-2 to stay on title track
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday, surviving a brief second-half comeback scare to stay four points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga with seven games left to play.
Bayern, chasing a record-extending eighth straight league crown, next face Dortmund in the league's big game on Tuesday and victory there would send them seven points clear.

The Bavarians thought they had the match wrapped up after efforts from Leon Goretzka, Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski had given them a 3-0 lead in the empty Allianz Arena.

Eintracht defender Martin Hinteregger caught the Bayern defence napping to strike twice in three minutes and inject new life into the encounter.

Yet the visitors quickly gave away two goals -- with Alphonso Davies pouncing on a defensive error on the hour and Hinteregger scoring an own goal in the 74th minute.

Bayern, who had club great Franz Beckenbauer watching from the stands in a rare public appearance, are on 61 points with Dortmund on 57 following their 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg.