Frankfurt beat Bayern to reinvigorate Bundesliga race

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Robert Lewandowski

Amin Younes reinvigorated the Bundesliga title race by main Eintracht Frankfurt to a 2-1 win over first-place Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Younes was concerned within the buildup for Daichi Kamada’s opener within the 12th minute and he scored what proved to be the winner within the 31st as Frankfurt maintained its excellent begin to the 12 months with its eighth win from 9 video games in 2021.

Younes, who tormented Bayern’s protection within the first half, marked his purpose by holding a shirt commemorating the victims of an assault within the close by city of Hanau simply over a 12 months in the past.

Robert Lewandowski pulled one again for Bayern to take his season tally to a league-leading 26 targets, however missed out on scoring a late equalizer when Lucas Hernández’ cross sailed simply over his head on the far put up in damage time.

Frankfurt was with out top-scorer André Silva (18 targets) as a result of an damage picked up in coaching, giving Luka Jovic his first begin since he returned on mortgage from Actual Madrid. Frankfurt additionally needed to do with out the injured defender Erik Durm and suspended midfielder Djibril Sow.

Bayern additionally had enforced absences with Thomas Müller and Benjamin Pavard as a result of coronavirus, whereas Corentin Tolisso is out for round three months after tearing a tendon his left thigh in coaching on Thursday. Leon Goretzka and Javi Martínez have been again amongst Bayern’s substitutes after recovering from their COVID-19 infections. Goretzka got here on to assist Bayern’s improved efficiency within the second half.

Leipzig can minimize Bayern’s result in two factors with a win at Hertha Berlin on Sunday, whereas Frankfurt is now simply seven factors off the lead.

Mainz beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 away, Union Berlin gained 1-Zero in Freiburg and Stuttgart loved a 1-Zero win at Cologne.

Final-place Schalke hosted Borussia Dortmund within the Ruhr derby later Saturday.

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