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Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Thiago Alcantara

Bayern Munich's relentless Bundesliga title defence continued as their record unbeaten league run was extended to 44 matches against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Mario Gotze volleyed them ahead as they set a top-flight European record of scoring in 56 consecutive league matches, beating Arsenal's 55 in 2001.

Franck Ribery doubled the lead from inside the area and substitute Arjen Robben fired in from close range.

Dante's header and Mario Mandzukic's calm curled finished sealed victory.

It now seems only a matter of time before they are confirmed German champions for the 24th time, as they kept a 13-point Bundesliga lead.

Pep Guardiola's defending European champions face Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month in their bid to repeat last season's success.

The defeat leaves Frankfurt still just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Coach Armin Veh opted to rest midfielder Sebastian Rode and defender Carlos Zambrano ahead of a home match against bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig at the weekend.

In Bayern's first home game of 2014, it was not long before the fans were given what they expected as Gotze clinically finished a sweeping move.

Dante's cross-field pass was knocked back by the head of Mario Mandzukic into the path of Gotze, who chested the ball down before volleying low into the corner of the net.

Ribery then reacted quickest to a loose ball, after another Mandzukic header, to fire the hosts into a 2-0 lead from 10 yards just before the break.

Gotze then saw a shot hit the post and Ribery crossed against the bar before Robben rifled in a shot from close range, via the crossbar, and Dante glanced a header into the net soon after.

The scoring was completed in the dying seconds when Mandzukic collected the ball inside the penalty area, jinked inside and curled the ball into the corner.

Line-ups

Bayern Mun

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Rafinha
  • 27AlabaSubstituted forContentoat 75'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Dante
  • 11ShaqiriSubstituted forRobbenat 65'minutes
  • 21Lahm
  • 9Mandzukic
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forPizarroat 74'minutes
  • 7Ribéry

Substitutes

  • 10Robben
  • 14Pizarro
  • 22Starke
  • 25Müller
  • 26Contento
  • 34Höjbjerg
  • 39Kroos

Eintracht Frankfurt

  • 1TrappSubstituted forWiedwaldat 77'minutes
  • 24Jung
  • 15Djakpa
  • 18Flum
  • 39Madlung
  • 4Russ
  • 25BarnettaSubstituted forAignerat 62'minutes
  • 27SchweglerSubstituted forWeisat 65'minutes
  • 9Joselu
  • 14Meier
  • 7Rosenthal

Substitutes

  • 8Inui
  • 10Kadlec
  • 13Lanig
  • 16Aigner
  • 17Schröck
  • 26Weis
  • 30Wiedwald
Referee:
Florian Meyer
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunAway TeamEintracht Frankfurt
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home14
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, Eintracht Frankfurt 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, Eintracht Frankfurt 0.

Attempt missed. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Diego Contento with a cross.

Attempt saved. Tobias Weis (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Jung.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München).

Sebastian Jung (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 5, Eintracht Frankfurt 0. Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Diego Contento.

Foul by Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München).

Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Marco Russ.

Foul by Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München).

Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Felix Wiedwald.

Attempt saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Claudio Pizarro.

Attempt missed. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Felix Wiedwald replaces Kevin Trapp because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Diego Contento replaces David Alaba.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Mario Götze.

Delay in match Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Rafinha (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Alaba.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stefan Aigner (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, Eintracht Frankfurt 0. Dante (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Franck Ribéry with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Eintracht Frankfurt 0. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Götze.

Attempt blocked. Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Constant Djakpa.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Tobias Weis replaces Pirmin Schwegler.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben replaces Xherdan Shaqiri.

Offside, Eintracht Frankfurt. Marco Russ tries a through ball, but Joselu is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan Aigner (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Attempt missed. Stefan Aigner (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern München).

Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Stefan Aigner replaces Tranquillo Barnetta.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Bayern Mun1816203750
2Bayer Levkn1812151537
3Bor Dortmd1911351936
4B M'gladbach1810351433
5Schalke18945731
6VfL Wolfsburg18936730
7Hertha BSC18846628
81. FSV Mainz 0518837-527
9FC Augsburg18747-425
10Hannover 9618639-621
11SV Werder Bremen18558-1520
12VfB Stuttgart18549-419
131899 Hoffenheim18468-618
14Eintracht Frankfurt18468-818
15Sport-Club Freiburg18459-1417
16Hamburger SV184410-816
171. FC Nürnberg181116-1214
18Eintracht Braunschweig193313-2312
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