The Frankfurt players have just returned from the applause before the Fankurves returned to their half, while the Bavarians had long since returned to their positions, their hands on their sides, dismayed, resigned, stunned. In fact, it was difficult to understand what happened to the German soccer champion this Saturday afternoon.
It was the goal of 5: 1 (2: 1) for Eintracht Frankfurt. Bayern had lost so high in 2009, at VfL Wolfsburg, the next German champion. Wolfsburg Graphite hit the heel at that time, the VfL coach Felix Magath changed the goalkeeper just before the end, it was a humiliation. And this Saturday's appearance was also humiliating.
In Frankfurt, good teams can lose. Just below. But so high? How do players explain this?
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Not at all. Captain Manuel Neuer said in a television interview, even after the red card against Bayern defender Jérôme Boateng (10th minute), one should not "get five things". Furthermore, the defeat was "a little bit started".
Otherwise, no player commented. And Neuer, who always answers exhaustively and has always responded, has avoided going to the press. The sports chief Hasan Salihamidzic also remained silent, as did President Uli Hoeneß and CEO Karl-Heinz-Rummenigge, who entered the cabin immediately after the final whistle. There would be a lot to explain.
Even in recent weeks, performances were often not correct, but often at least the result. But the Bavarians were fighting, looking for reasons, solutions. Coach Niko Kovac said he had found a starting point: repeatedly his team had been sleepy in the early stages and then entered the game badly. More recently, he has also criticized the attitude of his players.
Against Frankfurt, initially it seemed that he had reached his team. The Bavarians started with a lot of speed, they were dangerous after 40 seconds for the first time in the area, after a little less than 90 the second time. This time the beginning worked. Later, almost everything went wrong.
At the latest, after the early discharge, Bavaria's unusual nervousness had to be revised. Furthermore, the first two goals were preceded by deflected shots as happy models. Everything worked in Frankfurt. Yet he made Bayern their opponent once again too easy.
The place was already self-inflicted. Bayern conceded a simple counter-attack, before Boateng missed the ball and then fouled Gonçalo Paciência as the last man. Serge Gnabry gave the ball slightly twice before Frankfurt's Filip Kostic scored 1-0 (25th minute) and David Abraham 3-1 (49th). Before 0-2 it was Monaco also in his penalty area too far from the opponent to enter a duel.
And in the second half, right after Robert Lewandowski missed for a while possible 2: 3, it was all over. After a corner kick, Martin Hinteregger prevailed in the head-to-head duel against Benjamin Pavard and made the decision (61).
"And you want to be a German champion"
The rest has become the Frankfurt show. The defensive of Monaco has made the same defense against the goal to 1: 5 of a soccer team, which has renounced. "One is still, one is still inside." Https://www.Good king News/ "And you want to be a German champion." Https://www.Good king News/ "In Europe, you don't know the sow." So he played this afternoon again in the arena. Derision and ridicule for a crew accustomed to respecting, if not to fear, in the opposite stages.
The Bavarians were already in crisis a year ago. The results did not adapt, the mood was bad, the Kovac coach was counted, he survived to a minimum. But this time the situation is more precarious. He was a fighter, Kovac said after the Frankfurt game. Will not give up.
During the game, the Munich fans applauded and sang, despite the performance. But after the final whistle, as the team dragged themselves into the curve, the fans quoted the players with angry gestures towards the fence. Carefully, hesitantly, some followed, such as Thomas Müller and David Alaba.
What was discussed there? The players remained silent, so it remains open. As well as the question as a team and manager of the Kovac coach. If it continues for the coach. A public training session, which was scheduled for Sunday, Bayern has now canceled. So for now the image remains of a helpless and petrified team, with hands on hips.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayern Munich 5: 1 (2: 1)
1: 0 Kostic (25)
2: 0 Scrofa (33.)
Lewandowski 2: 1 (37)
3: 1 Abraham (49.)
4: 1 Hinteregger (61.)
5: 1 Paciência (85.)
Frankfurt: Rönnow – Abraham, Hinteregger, Ndicka – Fernandes (80th Silva) – from Costa, Sow, Rode (71st Gacinovic), Kostic – Dost (64th Kamada), Paciência. – Coach: Hütter
Munich: New – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago – Thomas Muller (64th Martinez), Coutinho (57th Coman), Gnabry (69th Goretzka) – Lewandowski. – Coach: Kovac
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Red card: Boateng after an emergency brake (9th, according to video evidence)
Yellow cards: Kamada – Ulreich, Kimmich