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Berlin, May 23 . .- Bayern defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday and took revenge for the win that conceded in the first round against the same team (5-1) led by Thomas Müller, who scored somewhat and gave an assist.
Bayern had to do without Thiago Alcántara, who was not in the call due to abductor problems, and coach Hansi Flick also left Serge Gnabry on the bench, who had some discomfort in his back and had missed part of the training for week.
Ivan Perisic and Kingsley Coman, who played on the wing, were in the starting line-up, while Leon Goretzke assumed the position of Thiago and Thomas Müller played in the midfield.
Eintracht had a promising first 10 minutes, but then Bayern took control almost completely.
In the 11th minute Robert Lewandowski gave a warning with a shot to the crossbar after a rebound on a corner kick. Then followed chances for Perisic, who failed to connect a good pass from Kimmich over the defense, and Benjamin Pavard with a header in the 14th.
After 17 minutes, Goretzka opened the scoring with a shot from the center of the box to the center of Müller from the left.
Bayern’s pressure continued and in the 41st minute Müller himself increased the score with a left-footed shot inside the small area from Alphonso Davies.
In the 46th minute, just after the second half started, Lewandowski made the third from head to center for Coman, who, in turn, had received a ball from Müller.
With the third goal the game seemed liquidated, especially due to the way it had developed, but in two corner kicks Eintracht closed the gap.
At first it was in the 51st minute and Martin Hinteregger defined a volley. In the second, in ’55, Hinteregger himself scored with a header.
The game was open again, but Davies, in the 61st minute, scored the fourth for Bayern with a shot from the right.
Davies himself had started the play and his last dribble had been cut halfway by the Eintracht defense, but he reacted, reached the orphan ball first and scored.
In the 68th minute, Eintracht had a great opportunity to get closer again, but Manuel Neuer thwarted a shot by Gacinovic.
Hinteregger, who came to believe that he had been able to make a comeback, ended up scoring for Bayern in their own goal in the 74th minute after a duel in the area for the ball with Gnabry, who had entered for Perisic.
At that time Flick had already given way to Lucas Hernández, who thus had his reappearance after a long knee injury.
In the 83rd minute, on a counterattack, Kostic added some excitement to the game with a shot to a post that could have been Eintracht’s third goal.