Status: 02/20/2021 5:30 p.m.
Thanks to a furious first half, Eintracht Frankfurt has beaten the league leaders FC Bayern and is continuing the soaring in the Bundesliga.
Daichi Kamada (12th minute of the game) and Amin Younes (31st) shot out the Eintracht lead. Robert Lewandowski scored the connection goal for the leaders from Munich at the beginning of the second round. With the 2-1 win on Saturday (February 20th, 2021), the Frankfurt team is expanding its series to eleven games without a loss.
“It feels fantastic,” said Younes after the game on the ARD microphone. “I have to realize that first. We have a lot of confidence at the moment and are doing well.” Manuel Neuer, Munich goalkeeper, summed up: “We weren’t ready from the start, weren’t there. That is fatal against such an opponent. Unfortunately, we only started to be wide awake and aggressive in the second half.”
Towering over Younes
Eintracht Frankfurt, who had to do without top striker André Silva, who had lost due to back problems, started boldly and attacked the opponent in the build-up game. After Kamada’s pass to Younes, the SGE had their first big chance early on, but Alaba blocked Younes’s conclusion in dire need (4th).
But even in the episode, the hosts dominated the game. Driven by the outstanding Younes, Frankfurt quickly developed a significant increase in opportunities. In the 12th minute the time had come: Younes pushed through to Kostic, who gave Kamada flat into the center. The Japanese held out his foot and met the Eintracht leadership.
Frankfurt dominates Bavaria
Anyone who thought Bayern would turn it up was wrong. In the offensive game, the Munich team could hardly put themselves in the limelight and there were still some weaknesses revealed in defense. In the 32nd minute, Süle left Younes too much space in the penalty area, who drew courage and hit the corner to give Frankfurt a 2-0 lead.
Shortly afterwards, Bayern had their first good chances to score. But Kimmich and Coman failed because of Trapp (40th). Choupo-Moting also missed the next goal with his artful shot after strong preparatory work by Leroy Sané (44th).
Second round belongs to the FCB
When the second round kicked off, Bayern clearly showed that they didn’t want to let the performance of the first round sit on them. The guests ran up with anger in their stomach – and quickly scored the next goal. Sané prevailed against three Frankfurters and put on Lewandowski, who pushed in confidently (53rd).
Bayern then constricted the home side and came on a number of occasions, but there was no clear possibility of an entry. In the absence of Thomas Müller, who was not in the squad due to a corona infection, the guests lacked ideas. Frankfurt defended the lead passionately and did not have to accept another goal.
Bayern now in Rome, then against Cologne
Bayern are now on Tuesday (02/23/2021, 9:00 p.m.) the first leg of the Champions League first leg at Lazio Rome. In the Bundesliga, Munich will meet 1. FC Köln on Saturday (February 27th, 2021) at 3:30 p.m. Frankfurt has to travel to Bremen for the away game on Friday.