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Bundesliga: Frankfurt thrash Bayern Munich 5-1


Bundesliga: Frankfurt thrash Bayern Munich 5-1

Frankfurt swept aside 10-man Bayern Munich as they put five past the reigning Bundesliga champions at the Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday.

The visitors received their first red card of the season and were reduced to 10 men after just nine minutes when Jerome Boateng brought down Goncalo Paciencia as the last man.

Originally booked for the challenge which happened outside the box, referee Markus Schmidt went to the side of the pitch to review the decision before changing his mind to send off the central defender.

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Frankfurt took advantage of the extra man when Filip Kostic was in the right place at the right time to tuck home a deflected shot to make it 1-0 to the hosts.

The lead was then doubled eight minutes later when Djibril Sow finished off a well-worked Frankfurt move, leaving Bayern dazed and on the ropes.

However, it was Robert Lewandowski who came out punching as the Polish striker muscled his way past two defenders before finishing under Frederik Ronnow, continuing his brilliant form in front of goal.

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David Abraham then restored their two-goal lead minutes after the restart when Danny da Costa curled a delightful cross to the back post for his team-mate to score.

After scoring the goal, Abraham was on hand to deny Lewandowski his second of the game just minutes later when he made a vital block down the other end.

While Bayern continued to try, the ball just wasn’t falling for them after Alphonso Davies’ shot smacked against the base of the post and out for a goal-kick.

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The rout was complete when Goncalo Paciencia was rewarded with a goal following his fine performance at home on Saturday.

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The last time Frankfurt put five or more goals past Bayern came in the 6-0 thrashing on November 22, 1975, capping off a brilliant day for Hutter’s side.

The result sees Bayern drop to fourth place while Frankfurt sit sixth in the table after 10 games.



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