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Bayern Munich held to boring, scoreless draw against Eintracht Frankfurt

That was awful.

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Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt played a scoreless draw in Friday evening's Bundesliga match. The Bavarians were on the front foot for the entire match, but Frankfurt sat back behind the three buses that the parked in front of their goal.

No goals came from Bayern throughout the entirety of the first half, but they sure dominated. Frankfurt rarely saw the ball and actually put something together resembling an attack less often. Unfortunately for the Bavarians, they only mustered one great opportunity out of the dominance. Arturo Vidal beat Carlos Zambrano to a header, but Lukas Hradecky flicked the ball over the crossbar to deny the Chilean.

The remainder of the first half was Bayern exerting a suffocating control over the match to deny Frankfurt even the slightest of comfort. Every time Frankfurt had the ball, Bayern pressured them with a rigorous intensity to win the ball back forcing multiple turnovers. The final pass alluded the Bavarians, however, and the halftime whistle was blown with the match scoreless.

The second half started off with a bang as Bayern nearly grabbed a goal seconds into the contest. Robert Lewandowski and Douglas Costa pressured Zambrano at the back on the opening kickoff forcing a turnover. Costa's shot was deflected wide by the boot of Hradecky to deny the Brazilian and keep the match scoreless.

Frankfurt fought back earning a few chances but struggled to challenge Neuer. Thus, Neuer decided to make things interesting for himself. A terrible clearance from the FCB number one saw the ball pop up straight to Marc Stendera. He immediately put a shot on target, but Neuer deflected it out for a corner.

Bayern failed to score in the rest of the match with numerous opportunities. Frankfurt's bus was impressively large.

The point sends Bayern eight points clear at the top of the table. Second place Borussia Dortmund will visit Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Match Details

Eintracht Frankfurt 0 - 0 Bayern Munich

Eintracht Frankfurt: None

Bayern Munich: None

SGE XI: Hradecky; Oczipka, Zambrano, Ignjovski, Abraham; Aigner (Reinartz 88), Hasebe, Stendera, Medojevic (Russ 77); Seferovic (Djapka 90), Meier

FCB XI: Neuer; Rafinha (Müller 51), Martinez, Boateng, Lahm (Alaba 76); Vidal, Alonso; Coman (Alcantara 65), Robben, Costa; Lewandowski

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