Bayern Munich shared the points with Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena after a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening.
Bayern had to make do without Serge Gnabry in the starting line-up, after the midfielder was relegated to the bench due to his midweek appearance at Paris Fashion Week.
A win would have taken Julian Nagelsmann’s men three points clear of Union Berlin at the top of the table, and they went ahead on 34 minutes when Leroy Sane turned in Thomas Muller’s cross from the right wing.
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In the second half, Bayern looked to be on top until Randal Kolo Muani levelled with a smart finish against Yann Sommer.
The result meant that Bayern are now a point clear at the top of the table from Union Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt are now closing in on the Champions League places, with just five points between the two clubs.
Talking point – League title chase blown open
Bayern Munich are a point ahead of Union Berlin in the league table after 18 games, which suggest they are vulnerable to a second-half-of-the-season-challenge.
Going by the performance from Julian Nagelsmann’s men’s performance over the two halves it is worth wondering if the club have it in them to dominate the rest of the campaign.
A decisive signing in the next few days could make a huge difference.
Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Leroy Sane (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Bayern Munich’s German forward Thomas Mueller (L) during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich,
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Player of the match – Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Few players can make such a succinct contribution to a game as Kolo Muani. After the World Cup he turns up, he scores, he’s very talented. He could earn his team Champions League football next season.
Bayern Munich: Sommer 6, Upamecano 6, De Ligt 6, Stanisic 6, Davies 6, Sane 7, Coman 6, Kimmich 7, Muller 7, Musiala 7, Choupo-Moting 6. Subs: Gnabry 6, Sabitzer 6, Gravenberch 6, Tel 7.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp 7, Ndicka 6, Knauff 6, Lindstrom 6, Tuta 6, Buta 6, Rode 6, Hasebe 6, Gotze 6, Sow 6, Kolo Muan 7i. Subs: Jakic 6, Alidou 6, Kamada 6, Borre 6
33’ – GOAL! BAYERN 1-0 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT – The ball from Muller comes in from the right to Sane at the near post, and he sweeps the shot past Trapp.
52’ – NDICKA EFFORT – An overhead kick from a corner flies over the bar.
60’ – MUSIALA AND MANE SHOTS – Musiala and Sane both blast towards goal but legs get in the way,
68’ – GOAL! BAYERN 1-1 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT – KOLO MUANI SCORES – Kamada slips in Kolo Muani, who slips in the striker and he blasts it past Sommer!
88’ – MULLER EFFORT – A looped ball to Muller seems him aim a header downwards that Trapp can save easily.
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