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Bayern 2 Eintracht Frankfurt 0

Hard-working FCB overcome gritty Frankfurt

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Bayern maintained their record start to the season on Saturday with a home win over promoted Eintracht Frankfurt, although Jupp Heynkces’ men were forced to work very hard indeed against the courageous and lively visitors. However, the 2-0 success was ultimately deserved due to FCB’s persistence and ability to turn up the heat when it mattered.

The 71,000 capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena saw an absorbing first 45 minutes with chances at either end, before the home fans erupted in joy a minute shy of the break when Franck Ribery broke the deadlock from a Javi Martinez assist.

The end-to-end stuff continued after the restart in an evenly-balanced game, but Bayern had the better of the openings and were rewarded 15 minutes from time when David Alaba wrapped up the points from the penalty spot.

A tenth win from 11 league fixtures so far this term means Bayern cement their grip on top spot in the standings with 30 points, seven clear of Schalke, ten ahead of Eintracht, and 11 in front of champions Borussia Dortmund. For once, there is no midweek fixture for the Bavarians, who are next in action away to struggling Bavarian rivals Nürnberg next Saturday afternoon.