Bayern Munich slumped to their first defeat of the Bundesliga season in dramatic fashion, falling 5-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt in what was a repeat result of the match from November 2019 that ultimately led to the club sacking then manager Niko Kovac. Despite registering 21 shots with four on target, Bayern was only able to find the back of the net once via a wonderful strike from Joshua Kimmich just before halftime that was nothing more than a half-hearted consolation.
On the overall balance, Frankfurt took advantage of Bayern in every department of the pitch and made the most of the mistakes that were made by the Rekordmeister. For at least two of Frankfurt’s goals (and that is being conservative), they were a direct result of individual errors from Bayern players. Both Noussair Mazraoui and Kimmich committed costly errors before a pair of the Frankfurt goals and Dino Toppmöller’s side were on the mark in front of goal, tallying their five goals from a total of six that were registered on frame.
After the match, Thomas Müller, who again had to come off of the bench for Bayern, explained that Frankfurt were deserved winners on the afternoon and that Bayern made too many individual errors to be able to take anything from the match.
“First of all, we have to congratulate Frankfurt, they deserved to win. Frankfurt were very efficient. Losing 5-1, there has to be a reaction, the ‘anger engine’ has to come on,” Bayern’s Raumdeuter explained (via @iMiaSanMia).
It looked like a comeback just might be on when Kimmich narrowed Frankfurt’s three-goal lead just before halftime, but that never negated how dangerous Frankfurt looked on the counter attack and how efficient they were at getting Bayern to create their own mishaps.
For what it is worth, Müller said he prefers to get a result like this out of the way. It is Bayern’s first loss of the season, at least in the Bundesliga, and certainly the sole match in the league where the most errors were made. “We made individual mistakes, Of course that doesn’t help if you want to come back into the game. Generally speaking, I prefer everything wrong to happen in one game. We will fight back, we will be back,” he stressed.
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