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Below-par FCB toss away points at the death

Bayern’s 19-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga ended in dramatic fashion on Saturday, as a makeshift but spirited Eintracht Frankfurt side struck twice in the last three minutes to hand the Bavarians only their third defeat of term, albeit a not undeserved one on a day when Louis van Gaal’s men were always second best.

The 51,500 full house at the Commerzbank Arena saw Bayern claim the early lead through Miroslav Klose, but the visitors were largely unconvincing in the first half and survived a few hairy moments before half-time. Louis van Gaal’s side came through a torrid first 15 minutes after the restart unscathed and appeared to be clinging on for victory, but Eintracht subs Juvhel Tsoumou and Martin Fenin netted a killer double at the end to turn the game on its head.

Despite the dramatic defeat, Bayern remain top of the standings on 56 points from 27 matches, but FCB are only two points clear of Schalke, who travel to Hamburg on Sunday, and three ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, the visiting team against Dortmund on Saturday evening.