Bundesliga: Bayern suffer heaviest league defeat in decade
German champions Bayern Munich suffered their heaviest Bundesliga defeat for a decade with a 1-5 thrashing at Eintracht Frankfurt. The result leaves head coach Niko Kovac under huge pressure. Bayern slipped down to fourth in the Bundesliga table with 18 points from ten league games in the 2019-20 season. Here are further details about Bayern's defeat.
It was Bayern's biggest league defeat since April 2009. Back then, the German giants crashed 5-1 at Wolfsburg, who went on to win the 2008-09 league title. Bayern suffered their third league defeat this season and have shipped in 16 goals already. This was their second loss in the last five league games. They are four points behind league leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Filip Kostic and Djibril Sow put Frankfurt 2-0 ahead after Jerome Boateng was shown a red card in the ninth minute. Robert Lewandowski responded for the visitors with his 14th league goal of the campaign. David Abraham made it 3-1 shortly after half-time, before Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia added more goals. Bayern saw rivals Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzing climb above them.
Kovac said the result was disappointing. "The game went exactly how we didn't want it to. Even with a man less, you cannot lose 5-1. It's disappointing," he said. "I know how this business works. I am not naive,"replied Kovac when asked about his future.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 3-0 to go second. They have 19 points from 10 games so far. Leaders Gladbach sealed a 2-1 away victory against Bayer Leverkusen. The biggest result of the gameweek was scripted by RB Leipzig, who went third. They beat Mainz 8-0 at home. Striker Timo Werner scored a superb hat-trick.
Werner has been superb for Leipzig this season. He has already amassed 13 goals and four assists in 15 matches across all competitions. Leipzig will be vying to fight and stay in contention for the Bundesliga title this season.