Bayern Munich remained within six points of league leaders and rivals Borussia Dortmund after they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3, in their final league match of the calendar year, at the
An error from Evan N'Dicka eventually allowed Franck Ribéry to open the scoring for the Bavarians in the 35th minute, before the Frenchman's scuffed-strike doubled the lead in the 79th minute.
Rafinha added a late third in the 89th minute as Die Roten made it five Bundesliga wins from five.
Key Talking Point
Frankfurt initially started in the ascendancy, utilising the width provided by their two wing-backs, Danny da Costa and Filip Kostić, who were causing Bayern several issues on on the break in the early stages.
Yet, despite the hosts' bright start, they were undone by a lapse in concentration from Evan N'Dicka, which ultimately saw their opponents take the lead.
STAR MAN - Kevin Trapp was impressive for the home side, despite the defeat. He pulled off some magnificent saves in the first-half, most notably a terrific double save from Martínez and
WORST PLAYER - N'Dicka's error seemed to have outdone all of Frankfurt's impressive display in the first-half. From a position of control, his mistake cost the side, as they fell behind. He never fully recovered in the game, he was caught out of position a few times and didn't get tight enough to his opponents in the second-half.
Key Talking Point
The Bavarians may have seen the lion's share of possession, but they didn't use the ball as well as their opponents, who looked relatively comfortable against their illustrious opponents for the most part of the first period.
Bayern did look a danger from set-pieces, with Trapp producing heroics to deny Javi Martínez and Thomas
The away side took advantage of their opponents' defensive positioning and added to their tally with Ribéry finding the net, before Rafinha's mis-hit cross catching-out Trapp.
STAR MAN - Ribéry's brace earns him the accolade. He had picked up a knock earlier in the first-half, but managed to find the net, showing great awareness and instincts to get onto the end of a square-pass by Lewandowski. Although the ball may have ricocheted into his path, the Frenchman managed to find the net and make it two, albeit with a mis-hit effort.
WORST PLAYER -
Following the Christmas period, Frankfurt will participate in the mid-season friendly tournament The Florida Cup, where the side will come up against Brazilian sides
Meanwhile, Bayern travel to 14th-placed Fortuna Düsseldorf for a friendly, before a trip to seventh-placed Hoffenheim when the Bundesliga resumes.