With a three-goal first half, Eintracht Frankfurt crushed Bayern Munich 5-1 on Saturday, ending the champions’ undefeated Bundesliga season.
After dominating Bayern and exposing their prone defence in the first half, Eintracht scored three goals in a span of twenty-four minutes.
With coach Thomas Tuchel substituting both of his fullbacks at halftime, the Bavarians, who did not play last week after their league match against Union Berlin was postponed due to snow, looked far from fresh and disorganised.
In the 12th minute, Omar Marmoush gave the home team the lead by scoring on the rebound after Bayern’s Noussair Mazraoui’s miskick caused Fares Chaibi to miss the crossbar.
Following more shoddy Bayern defence, Eric Dina Ebimbe increased their lead in the 31st minute, and Hugo Larsson made it 3-0 five minutes later by taking advantage of a mistake by Joshua Kimmich.
Kimmich halved the lead right before halftime with a strong strike from 20 metres out, but it was not enough to stop the home team.
Five minutes into the second half, Eintracht scored again, outlasting Bayern with a classic rapid break, and Ebimbe past custodian Manuel Neuer for his second goal of the game to make it 4-1.
Frankfurt became the first side in 48 years to score five goals in an hour against Bayern in the Bundesliga since their own 6-0 victory in 1975 when Ansgar Knauff substituted in to make it 5-1 on the hour.
With a game remaining, Bayern maintain their second-place standings of 32 points, while leaders Bayer Leverkusen, on 35, will visit third-place VfB Stuttgart, on 30, on Sunday.
The league breaks for the winter on December 20 and returns on January 12.