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Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich celebrates with Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich after he scores his teams fourth goal
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Champions Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday to restore their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to four points ahead of Tuesday’s title showdown with Borussia Dortmund.
They had little trouble – save for a second-half scare – against mid-table Eintracht Frankfurt, and Thomas Muller set up Leon Goretzka for the first goal of the half. A few minutes before the end of the first period, a neat finish from Fuller allowed them to double the lead.
In the second half, it took less than a minute for Robert Lewandowski to head in Bayern’s third to seal victory. Martin Hinteregger added one for the away side to give them hope just a few minutes later, and he grabbed another on 55 minutes to reduce the deficit to one.
The goals did not stop there, and Alphonso Davies exploited a Gelson Fernandes loose pass to improve the home side’s lead. There was a seventh when Hinteregger could only turn Serge Gnabry’s short pass, deflected by Kevin Trapp, into his own net.
Bayern’s win sets them up perfectly for Tuesday’s Der Klassiker game against Borussia Dortmund.