LIVE: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich

LIVE: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich

23′ Younes turns away from Kimmich on the halfway line and spots Toure making a run off the back of Davies. He tries to float a cross into him, but Boateng reads it well and gets across to clear the danger.

21′ It’s patient play from Bayern at the moment as they try to open up some space in behind Frankfurt, but the hosts are keeping their shape well. Alaba goes long looking for Davies, but it’s cut out by Ndicka.

19′ Frankfurt are keeping the pressure on Bayern here and Kostic is still finding a lot of space down the left. He squares another low cross into the middle and Toure runs onto it, but drills his effort just wide of the far post.

17′ Bayern are pushing forward and trying to find an equaliser. Davies pulls away from Toure to swing another cross into the box from the right, but it’s just behind Sane and Frankfurt are able to break again.

15′ CHANCE! Younes spots Neuer well off his line and decides to have a go from the halfway line. It’s dipping towards goal and the keeper is quickly tracking back, but luckily for him, the shot flies wide of the target.

14′ Frankfurt take the corner short and Younes makes a weaving run between the Bayern defenders to get to the byline from the right. He keeps it in play and his low cross is deflected up off Neuer and Boateng has to head it over the bar.

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12′ Kostic made an overlapping run on the left to get the ball from Rode, before drilling a low cross into the middle.

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12′ FRANKFURT LEAD! None of the Bayern defenders spotted Kamada’s run into the middle of the box and he had a free run at Kostic’s cross. He pokes it towards goal first time, Neuer is wrongfooted, and it nestles into the bottom corner. 1-0 Frankfurt!

10′ The game is back underway as they’ve found someone to replace the linesman and Trapp goes long with his goal-kick, but it’s too long for Jovic and he can’t keep it in play.

8′ Frankfurt are the only side still unbeaten in 2021, picking up 22 of a possible 24 points (W7 D1) – a league-high. Opponents, Bayern, have the second-highest points tally since the turn of the year (19).

6′ Play has been brought to a stop at the moment as one of the linesmen has a problem with his ankle. He won’t be able to continue officiating, so the players are having to wait until a replacement has been sorted. 

4′ CHANCE! Frankfurt break quickly and Kamada pulls a cross back from the byline. Younes steps away from Boateng to get into space but just slips as he takes the shot and the defender gets back to block it.

2′ It’s a great ball lifted over the top for Lewandowski to run into down the right of the box, but he can’t find any space for a shot as he’s closed down by Ndicka. He lays it off for Sane, but he fires his shot high over the crossbar.

1′ Jovic gets the game underway for Frankfurt!

The team are coming out onto the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.

No team has won more home games in professional football against Bayern than Frankfurt (22). In the last meeting between the two sides in Frankfurt in November 2019, Bayern suffered their heaviest Bundesliga defeat of the last decade (5-1).

Hansi Flick also makes three changes to his team after their draw with Arminia on Monday, with Kimmich, Boateng and Roca coming into the starting line-up. Sarr and Hernandez drop to the bench, while Corentin Tolisso misses out with a thigh injury.

Adolf Hutter makes three changes to the side that beat Cologne last time out as he brings in Toure, Rode and Jovic. Djibril Sow is suspended, while Andre Silva misses out with a back injury.

BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Leon Goretzka, Javi Martinez, Armindo Sieb, Jamal Musiala, Lucas Hernandez, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Tiago Dantas, Bouna Sarr.

BAYERN MUNICH STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Niklas Sule, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Marc Roca; Leroy Sane, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT SUBS: Ajdin Hrustic, Timothy Chandler, Steven Zuber, Elias Bordner, Aymen Barkok, Stefan Ilsanker, Markus Schubert, Jetro Willems, Ragnar Ache.

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT STARTING XI (3-4-2-1): Kevin Trapp; Tuta, Martin Hinteregger, Evan Ndicka; Almamy Toure, Makoto Hasebe, Sebastian Rode, Filip Kostic; Daichi Kamada, Amin Younes; Luka Jovic.

Bayern have a chance to go eight points clear at the top of the table with a win today and come into the game unbeaten in their last nine in all competitions (W7 D2), although their seven-match winning run was brought to an end by a 3-3 with Arminia last weekend. They face a Frankfurt side that are unbeaten in their last 10 games in the Bundesliga (W8 D2) since a 2-1 defeat to Wolfsburg in mid-December.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Bundesliga meeting between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich at the Deutsche Bank Park! 

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