Bayern Munich was defeated 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. It’s their first defeat of the season. It provides leaders Bayer Leverkusen the opportunity to increase their lead to six points.
Dina Ebimbe, a junior, scored twice. The hosts also had goals from Omar Marmoush, Hugo Larsson, and Ansgar Knauff. Bayern suffered their biggest league defeat in more than four years at the hands of Eintracht.
In a rainy and rowdy game in Frankfurt, the hosts raced out to an incredible 3-0 first-half lead.
Just before halftime, Joshua Kimmich drew Bayern back into the game. But French midfielder Ebimbe had other plans, completing a dazzling counter-attack following Dayot Upamecano’s error to make it four.
Ansgar Knauff scored a fifth goal to put the game beyond Thomas Tuchel’s side, capping off a spectacular display for Frankfurt. They are the first team since Frankfurt in 1975 to score five goals in the first 60 minutes of a league game against Bayern.
Leaders On Sunday, Bayer Leverkusen will visit third-placed Stuttgart. This weekend sees six of the Bundesliga’s top seven teams clash.
Union Berlin defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1 in their first game since August 26, assuring a winning start in the Bundesliga under new coach Nenad Bjelica.
The Croatian coach dashed down the sidelines to join his players in their jubilation as the squad rose to 15th place.
Werder Bremen ended a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over Augsburg, thanks to goals from Niklas Stark in the first half and Marvin Ducksch midway through the second.