Bayern Munich went four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 at the Allianz Arena.
Of all the players to draw first blood for the hosts, it was Leon Goretzka who put Bayern ahead. A nicely worked move found the German with far too much space, and he struck his shot beautifully into the back of the net with power and precision, giving Die Roten a quickfire advantage.
Thomas Müller sooned double Die Roten's lead, with what was a composed finish. A delightful ball in from Alphonso Davies fell right to the 30-year-old, who stayed calm in front of goal, turned and struck it into the back of the net to give the hosts a two-goal lead.
Robert Lewandowski finally got in on the action after the break, needing less than a minute of the second half to score his 41st goal of the season in all competitions. It was a simple header past Kevin Trapp for the Polish marksman, who seemed to wrap up the win for Bayern.
But just as Bayern got comfortable, Martin Hinteregger scored a goal seemingly out of nothing. It was nothing but a mere consolation for Die Adler...or so it seemed...
Hinteregger then scored his second of the evening with a nicely taken header. Could the comeback be on for the visitors?
Whatever would happen, Bayern had to wake up and pick up the pace again, and quickly.
Frankfurt's determined comeback was brought to an abrupt and embarrassing halt, when Davies capitalised on some woeful defending to simply pass the ball past Trapp in goal. All of Frankfurt's hard work had been undone in shocking style - 4-2 Bayern.
Bayern finally wrapped up the three points, in ironic style thanks to an own goal from Hinteregger. The Austrian got his feet mixed up, practically knocking the ball into his own net. Die Roten had finally killed off Frankfurt, securing the win and moving four points clear as the Meisterschaft race continues.
On Tuesday, Bayern make the trip to the Signal Iduna Park to face Borussia Dortmund, in another blockbuster edition of Der Klassiker. Meanwhile, Freiburg are the next challenge for Frankfurt, when they meet back at the Commerzbank-Arena.