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Bayern 2 Eintracht Frankfurt 1

Van Buyten seals crucial last-gasp win

Daniel van Buyten headed a last-gasp winner as Bayern came from behind to record a crucial Bundesliga win over an uninspired but stubborn Frankfurt side on Saturday.

The 69,000 capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena saw a patchy first half with few chances, although Luca Toni was desperately unlucky to hit the post shortly before the break. The men in red dominated possession after the restart, only for Alexander Meier to hand Frankfurt the lead totally against the run of play on the hour.

Sub Arjen Robben levelled ten minutes later and Martin Demichelis made a comeback from a ten-week lay-off before the end, but it was Van Buyten, operating as an emergency striker, who netted the late but deserved winner with two minutes to play.

The win takes Munich up to fifth in the Bundesliga standings on 18 points from 10 games, now just four points off leaders Leverkusen, although the situation could change after a number of the front-runners play on Sunday. Bayern and Eintracht renew acquaintances in just four days when the sides meet in the DFB Cup in Frankfurt.

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