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Ribery crowns fine second-half fightback

Bayern came from behind for the second time in four days to claim the points in Frankfurt, thanks largely to a vastly improved second half display.

The first 51,500 sell-out crowd of the season at the Commerzbank Arena saw the visitors control two-thirds of the first-half possession but create few chances, and then squander the openings which did come along.

The punishment for Bayern’s profligacy arrived on 55 minutes when Martin Demichelis unluckily turned former FCB reserve Markus Steinhöfer’s hopeful cross into his own net.

However, the goal served to spark the champions into action, Miroslav Klose and Franck Ribery netting within a five-minute spell midway through the second period to hand their side the lead.

Michael Rensing and his defence held firm to withstand a late Frankfurt onslaught and earn FCB three vital points, taking the fourth-placed double winners onto 18 points from ten games this season.

Start for Tim

Bayern boss Jürgen Klinsmann made one change to the side which beat Wolfsburg at the weekend, handing Tim Borowski only his second start in a Munich jersey at Christian Lell’s expense.