After Frankfurt: Training and Olympiacos match
The 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt also had an effect on Sunday. Coach Niko Kovač taught about a "bitter blow" for his team. Now it's important, "to shake off this defeat," to again "clear our heads." And so the players at the record champions went to work in the morning with sessions in the performance centre or in a small group at the training ground at the Säbener Straße ahead of the forthcoming matches in the Champions League in the Bundesliga.
A lot went against the Reds on Saturday afternoon in Frankfurt. After the early dismissal of Jérôme Boateng on nine minutes, the Kovač team had to reorganise and played almost a full game with a man down. After two quick goals from efficient hosts through Filip Kostić (25') and Djibril Sow (33'), Bayern fought their way back into the game. Robert Lewandowski (37') also scored in the tenth Bundesliga game of the season to extend his record thanks to an impressive individual move.
Provide response against Olympiacos
"I think we did well up to half-time despite being 2-0 down. We pulled a goal back and controlled the game," said Kovač. However, after the restart David Abraham (49') restored the two-goal lead for the team from Hessen. The Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter said that was crucial: "That came in a phase where Bayern had a couple of good chances." The game took its course and Frankfurt's Martin Hinteregger (61') and Gonçalo Paciência (85') added to the scoreline. In spite of playing with ten men, there was no need to "let in five goals" as Manuel Neuer complained.
With fixtures coming thick and fast, FC Bayern have the chance to make amends in three days time with a home game against Olympiacos. "On Wednesday we have the chance to seal the deal in the Champions League," declared Kovač. A win against the Greek team would put FCB through to the Round of 16 in the Champions League – and that would probably be the best reaction to the Frankfurt game.