Eintracht slipped to a 5-2 defeat to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Gelson Fernandes made his first appearance of 2020 after recovering from a hip injury.

Leon Goretzka opened the scoring for the home side, with Thomas Müller adding a second before the interval. Martin Hinteregger’s seventh and eighth league goals of the campaign gave Eintracht hope after Robert Lewandowski had headed home Bayern’s third, but an Alphonso Davies strike and a Hinteregger own goal completed the scoring.

Team news: Abraham misses out

Adi Hütter had to make do without captain David Abraham, who went off injured in last weekend’s defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach. The skipper’s absence was one of four alterations to the team that lost to Gladbach, with Djibril Sow, Bas Dost and Daichi Kamada having to settle for a place on the bench. Danny da Costa, Gelson Fernandes, Mijat Gacinovic and Andre Silva were all handed recalls in Munich.

First half: Bayern relentless

Eintracht had the crossbar to thank early on as Lewandowski’s close-range effort cannoned back off the woodwork, before Benjamin Pavard headed straight at Kevin Trapp with the goal gaping. The home pressure finally told on 17 minutes, when Müller’s low cross from the left was stroked home by Goretzka.

Evan Ndicka did well to block Kingsley Coman’s goal-bound strike as Bayern continued to set the tempo, before David Alaba and Lewandowski both went close in quick succession. The Eagles appeared to grow in confidence towards the end of the half but were caught by a suckerpunch four minutes before the break as Müller netted Bayern’s second from Davies’ delivery.

Second half: Hinteregger double not enough

Lewandowski’s powerful header increased Bayern’s lead within seconds of the restart, but Hinterregger slammed a loose ball past Manuel Neuer before sending an exquisite header into the far corner to give Eintracht hope of a remarkable fightback.

Those hopes did not last long, however, as Davies capitalised on a loose ball from Fernandes to restore Bayern’s two-goal cushion. Hinteregger inadvertently bundled the ball into his own net with a quarter of an hour remaining but the visitors finished strongly, Filip Kostic striking the foot of the post with a left-footed shot.

Summary: Positives to take

This was not the result Hütter wanted, but the Eintracht boss will take heart from his side’s fightback at the beginning of the second half. The Eagles have more winnable fixtures coming up in the next few weeks - starting with Tuesday’s clash with SC Freiburg at the Commerzbank-Arena.

SGE line-up

Trapp - Toure, Hinteregger, Ndicka (Chandler 46’) - da Costa (Durm 76’), Fernandes, Ilsanker, Rode (Kamada 71’), Kostic - Gacinovic (Sow 71’) - Silva (Dost 76’)

Goals

1-0 Goretzka (17’)
2-0 Müller (41’)
3-0 Lewandowski (46’)
3-1 Hinteregger (53’)
3-2 Hinteregger (56’)
4-2 Davies (61’)
5-2 Hinteregger (74’ og)

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    Kickoff
  • 17'
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    Goal
    Leon Goretzka
  • 35'
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    Martin Hinteregger
  • 41'
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    Thomas Mueller
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    Halftime
  • 45'
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    Substitution
    Timothy Chandler for Evan Ndicka
  • 46'
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    Robert Lewandowski
  • 52'
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    Martin Hinteregger
  • 55'
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    Martin Hinteregger
  • 61'
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    Alphonso Davies
  • 64'
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    Substitution
    Serge Gnabry for Ivan Perisic
  • 71'
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    Substitution
    Djibril Sow for Mijat Gacinovic
    Substitution
    Daichi Kamada for Sebastian Rode
  • 73'
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    Substitution
    Lucas Hernandez for Jerome Boateng
  • 74'
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    Martin Hinteregger (Own goal)
  • 76'
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    Substitution
    Bas Dost for Andre Silva
    Substitution
    Erik Durm for Danny da Costa
  • 85'
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    Substitution
    Joshua Zirkzee for Kingsley Coman
    Substitution
    Michael Cuisance for Joshua Kimmich
  • 91'
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