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Younes sparkles as Eintracht stun Bayern

  • Published at 12:12 am February 21st, 2021
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Bayern's Kingsley Coman in action during their Bundesliga match away to Frankfurt Saturday Reuters

Bayern remain on 49 points, with second-placed Leipzig, who have 44, in action at Hertha Sunday

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Amin Younes scored a superb goal and helped create another as they beat Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 Saturday to stay on course for a Champions League spot.

Bayern remain on 49 points, with second-placed RB Leipzig, who have 44, in action at Hertha Berlin Sunday. 

Fourth-placed Frankfurt are level on 42 points with VfL Wolfsburg, who are third and won 3-0 at Arminia Bielefeld Friday.

Former Germany international Younes, on loan from Napoli, helped set up Daichi Kamada for the first goal after 12 minutes as Frankfurt stretched their unbeaten run to 11 league games.

With Germany coach Joachim Loew watching in the stands ahead of international matches in March, Younes, who won the last of five Germany caps in 2017, thundered in a shot from the edge of the box in the 31st after taking on the entire Bayern defence.

The Bavarians, who won their sixth title in less than nine months with their Club World Cup triumph last week in Qatar, looked anything but fresh and were struggling for ideas to find a way back into the game.

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba said Tuesday that he will leave the club at the end of the season, parting ways after 13 years following the two sides' recent failure to agree on a new deal.

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They were missing several players, including Thomas Mueller and Benjamin Pavard, to Covid-19 infections but upped the tempo considerably after the break with the introduction of Leon Goretzka.

Bayern had a string of chances, with Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp kept busy throughout the second half.

They did cut the deficit with Robert Lewandowski's 26th goal of the campaign in the 53rd minute after good early work from Leroy Sane.

But Frankfurt, playing without injured top striker Andre Silva, hung on for their fifth straight league win.

Borussia Moenchengladbach's European aspirations suffered a big blow with a 2-1 loss at Mainz 05 after Kevin Stoeger's 86th minute winner saw them drop to eighth place on 33.

It has been a whirlwind week for Gladbach after coach Marco Rose announced he would join Borussia Dortmund next season.

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