By David Awopetu
Amin Younes’ world-class strike earned Eintracht Frankfurt a famous victory on Saturday as they beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at the Deutsche Bank Park.
Robert Lewandowski’s finish soon after the break failed to spur his side to a result as first-half goals from Daichi Kamada and Amin Younes proved to be enough for Frankfurt to add a fifth consecutive victory to their unbeaten start to 2021.
Lewandowski pulled a goal back for the German champions – his 26th league goal in 21 matches – but defeat for Bayern now opens up a Bundesliga title race involving four teams.
Hansi Flick’s champions struggled from the off and fell behind early on to Daichi Kamada’s cool finish which ended a brilliant Frankfurt team move which included Filip’s Kostic’s low cross.
The hosts continued to run Bayern ragged in the opening exchanges as Jerome Boateng cleared off the line, while Frankfurt’s Amin Younes tried a long-range effort from inside his own half which bounced just wide of the Bayern goalkeeper’s post.
Yet Younes was successful later in the half to double Frankfurt’s lead as the German playmaker slammed a brilliant effort past Neuer and into the top corner from inside the area.
The result is Bayern’s second slip-up this week following on from their Club World Cup success – as Flick’s side were held to a 3-3 draw by Arminia Bielefeld on Monday.
RB Leipzig can now move two points behind Bayern if they beat Hertha Berlin on Sunday, while Frankfurt are now seven points behind the champions in third.