20.02.2021
Bundesliga

Kamada and Younes earn win over Bayern

Eintracht Frankfurt continued their winning run with an impressive 2-1 victory at home to FC Bayern Munich.

Daichi Kamada and Amin Younes gave Eintracht a two-goal cushion at half-time and although Bayern dominated after the break and pulled a goal back through Robert Lewandowski, the Eagles held on for their ninth win in 10 Bundesliga matches.

Injuries and suspension force changes

There was a blow for Eintracht before kick-off as top scorer André Silva was ruled out due to injury, so Luka Jovic made his first start since returning to the club on loan. Erik Durm also missed out so Almamy Toure came in on the right flank, while Sebastian Rode replaced the suspended Djibril Sow in midfield.

Excellent Eagles take two-goal lead

The Eagles took the fight to the champions from the start and Younes had the first opening when his shot from Kamada’s cut-back was blocked. There was then a delay to proceedings due to an injury to one of the assistant referees, but that didn’t slow down Eintracht and they took the lead soon after play resumed. Filip Kostic got into the penalty area from the left and squared it to Kamada, who prodded the ball home for his third goal of the campaign.

Younes nearly doubled the lead a few minutes later when he spotted Manuel Neuer off his line, but his audacious effort from inside his own half bounced just wide. The in-form midfielder did get on the scoresheet just after the half-hour mark, though. Kamada was the provider this time, keeping the ball in play and then rolling it back to Younes, who cut inside and lashed an unstoppable strike into the top far corner.

The visitors did have opportunities to reduce the deficit before half-time, but Kevin Trapp was on hand to tip over Kingsley Coman’s deflected shot (34’) and then make a double stop from Joshua Kimmich and Coman (40’). Eintracht could’ve even made it 3-0 at the end of the half, but Touré’s shot was pushed away by Neuer after Younes’ effort had been blocked.

Bayern push

As was to be expected, Bayern came out with greater intent at the start of the second half and got a goal back on 53 minutes, when Leroy Sané jinxed around a couple of Eintracht players before finding Lewandowski, who turned in from close range. Hansi Flick’s side continued to up the pressure, although clear-cut chances were few and far between. Coman twice went close, with his intended volleyed cross being palmed away by Trapp before the Frenchman failed to connect properly with Sané’s ball across goal (70’).

It was a nail-biting conclusion to the game for Eintracht, although they could’ve wrapped it up in added time when Kostic’s drilled low effort was well saved by Neuer. It didn’t matter, though, as Adi Hütter’s men clung on for the three points.

Summary: Game of two halves

Eintracht were brilliant in the first half and deservedly led by two goals at the interval. The second half was a different story and after Lewandowski’s early goal, it looked like Bayern could’ve staged a comeback – not for the first time this season – but the Eagles dug in and defended valiantly to ride out the storm.

SGE line-up

Trapp – Tuta, Hinteregger, Ndicka – Toure, Rode (Ilsanker 68’), Hasebe, Kostic – Kamada (Zuber 90’), Younes (Barkok 74’) – Jovic (Ache 68’)

Goals

1-0 Kamada (12’)
2-0 Younes (31’)
2-1 Lewandowski (53’)

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