Harry Kane brace sees Bayern brush past Frankfurt


Harry Kane scored goals in each half as Bayern Munich responded to a delightful Hugo Ekitiké leveller to take a narrow win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayern Munich 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: 1-0 
Kane 9' (assist: Laimer), 1-1 Ekitiké 23' (assist: Pacho), 2-1 Kane 61'

Bayern had high hopes of extending a good burst of form that has taken them to three wins in a row ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg in midweek. A promising start got the hosts on the scoresheet as Konrad Laimer won the ball and charged forward before laying it across for Kane to slot in. Eintracht showed they were in no mood to let the points out of their grasp without a fight, however, with Hugo Ekitiké turning inside and sweeping a gorgeous shot past Manuel Neuer to level. Both sides had chances in the remainder of an open first half, with Bayern coming close via efforts from Thomas Müller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting before Ansgar Knauff missed a chance to put Frankfurt in front. Raphaël Guerreiro then scooped the ball onto the post just before the break.  

Knauff flashed the first shot of the second period wide as the game remained in the balance, with Eintracht enjoying the better of the play for a while. A VAR check on a Robin Koch challenge on Müller then suddenly handed Bayern the chance to retake the lead - which Kane duly seized by slamming a penalty past the outreached hands of Kevin Trapp. The second goal boosted Bayern and took the wind out of Frankfurt's spirited performance, with Joshua Kimmich having a chance for a third goal cleared by Tuta. The hosts dominated possession in the final phases to leave the victory in no doubt at all, although Kane had a couple of late chances for a hat-trick saved by Trapp. 

Match stats

  • Kane has now scored against 16 of the 17 clubs he has faced in the Bundesliga - all sides apart from Freiburg. That matches a Bundesliga record.
  • Kane has netted all six penalties he has taken for Bayern - four of which have come in the Bundesliga.
  • Bayern's last 146 Bundesliga matches have all featured goals - equalling the all-time record set by Borussia Dortmund between 2019 and 2024.
  • Ekitiké has two goals in his last two appearances, having not netted in his first nine Bundesliga matches. 
  • No other team has scored as many as Frankfurt's six goals against Bayern this season.
  • Frankfurt have now lost three consecutive away matches.

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Bayern: Neuer (c) - Kimmich (Tel 69'), Dier, De Ligt (Minjae 46'), Mazraoui (Davies 69') - Laimer, Goretzka - Müller, Choupo-Moting, Guerreiro (Zvonarek 81') - Kane
Unused subs: Ulreich, Pavlović, Bryan
Out: Boey (muscular), Buchmann (thigh), Coman (adductor), Gnabry (thigh), Musiala (tendon), Sané (pubic bone), Sarr (knee), Upamecano (ankle)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel

Frankfurt: Trapp (c) - Tuta, Koch, Pacho - Buta (van de Beek 77'), Götze (Larsson 77'), Skhiri (Chandler 88'), Dina Ebimbe (Nkounkou 70') - Marmoush, Knauff - Ekitiké (Bahoya 69')
Unused subs: Grahl, Max, Hasebe, Smolčić
Out: Chaïbi (illness), Kalajdžić (knee), Loune (knee), Nacho (ankle), Rode (knee)
Coach: Dino Toppmöller

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