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Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Bayern Munich

Arturo Vidal
Vidal broke the deadlock in the first half and has now scored five goals for Bayern this season

Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points as they beat Frankfurt and RB Leipzig drew with Mainz.

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal secured victory for Bayern with his fourth goal in his past four Bundesliga games.

He met Joshua Kimmich's cross at the far post and headed it in beyond Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.

Marius Wolf was sent off before a consultation with the Virtual Assistant Referee saw it reduced to yellow.

The referee dismissed the Frankfurt forward for a second-half challenge on James Rodriguez but changed his mind after viewing it again on a monitor.

Bayern's win means they are guaranteed to be top of the table at Christmas for a record 23rd time.

RB Leipzig were undone by a late Emil Berggreenstrike as they drew 2-2 with Mainz.

Borussia Dortmund have now gone nine games without a win after they were beaten 2-1 by Werder Bremen.

Kai Havertz and Lars Bender both scored as Bayer Leverkusen won 2-0 at Stuttgart. Borussia Monchengladbach drew 1-1 with Schalke, while Hamburg and Wolfsburg played out a goalless draw.

Line-ups

Frankfurt

  • 1Hrádecky
  • 13Salcedo
  • 19Abraham
  • 3Falette
  • 27WolfBooked at 74mins
  • 17Boateng
  • 5FernandesBooked at 17minsSubstituted forJovicat 71'minutes
  • 15WillemsSubstituted forTawathaat 78'minutes
  • 28BarkokSubstituted forStenderaat 82'minutes
  • 9Haller
  • 4Rebic

Substitutes

  • 8Jovic
  • 11Gacinovic
  • 21Stendera
  • 23Russ
  • 31Hrgota
  • 33Tawatha
  • 37Zimmermann

Bayern Munich

  • 22Starke
  • 32Kimmich
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Süle
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaBooked at 52mins
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 23VidalBooked at 5minsSubstituted forTolissoat 55'minutes
  • 29ComanSubstituted forLewandowskiat 84'minutes
  • 25MüllerBooked at 67mins
  • 7RibérySubstituted forAlabaat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hummels
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 19Rudy
  • 24Tolisso
  • 27Alaba
  • 28Wriedt
  • 42Hoffmann
Referee:
Harm Osmers
Attendance:
51,500

Match Stats

Home TeamFrankfurtAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Eintracht Frankfurt 0, FC Bayern München 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eintracht Frankfurt 0, FC Bayern München 1.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Corentin Tolisso tries a through ball, but David Alaba is caught offside.

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

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Corentin Tolisso (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc Stendera (Eintracht Frankfurt).

James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Jérôme Boateng tries a through ball, but Robert Lewandowski is caught offside.

Foul by Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Javi Martínez.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski replaces Kingsley Coman.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Marc Stendera replaces Aymen Barkok.

Attempt missed. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Niklas Süle.

Foul by Marius Wolf (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Taleb Tawatha replaces Jetro Willems.

Kevin-Prince Boateng (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

Attempt blocked. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Marius Wolf (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aymen Barkok.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Kingsley Coman tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

Booking

Marius Wolf (Eintracht Frankfurt) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Video Review: Red Card. Referee decision on field is overturned.

Delay in match (Eintracht Frankfurt). Video Review.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) because of an injury.

Foul by Marius Wolf (Eintracht Frankfurt).

James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Luka Jovic replaces Gelson Fernandes.

Offside, Eintracht Frankfurt. Simon Falette tries a through ball, but Jetro Willems is caught offside.

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

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Offside, Eintracht Frankfurt. Ante Rebic tries a through ball, but Sébastien Haller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. David Alaba replaces Franck Ribéry.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 9th December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich15112235112435
2RB Leipzig158342421327
3Schalke157532317626
4B Mgladbach157442426-225
5B Leverkusen1566329191024
6Hoffenheim146532518723
7B Dortmund1564535231222
8Augsburg146442116522
9Frankfurt156451615122
10Hannover145451719-219
11Wolfsburg153932019118
12Hertha Berlin144551921-217
13Stuttgart155281319-617
14Mainz154471724-716
15Hamburg154381320-715
16Werder Bremen153571117-614
17Freiburg14266925-1612
18Köln140311627-213
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