The winning run of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga has finally ended as the Bavarians could only manage a 0-0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in their Friday night clash at the Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt am Main)
Bayern had won their first 10 league games of the season and many were expecting that will add yet another feather to their cap on Friday, however, Eintracht Frankfurt produced a resilient defensive performance to secure a goalless draw against the reigning champions.
Indeed Pep Guardiola’s side will have themselves to blame as they were guilty of several wasted good chances on a night when the Frankfurt back four excelled, but the draw was enough to move them eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund, who have a game in hand on the champions.
Arturo Vidal’s early effort via a powerful header was tipped over the crossbar by Lukas Hradecky.
Also, Xabi Alonso attempted to weave out a goal for the visitors when his free kick found Javi Martinez, who could send a header just wide of the post.
After being frustrated in the opening 45 minutes, Bayern were gifted an opportunity early in the second half when a misplaced pass was intercepted by Douglas Costa, but the Brazilian could only send his shot wide.
Lethal striker, Robert Lewandowski also joined in the missed spree as his header off a Philip Lahm’s cross drifted just past the post with Hradecky beaten.
Frankfurt refused to stray from their game plan in search of a possible winner, and the home fans were left breathing a sigh of relief when Lewandowski fired wide after being released by Arjen Robben’s clever lobbed pass.
Celebrations were cut short late on when Lewandowski was halted by the offside flag after finally finding the net, and the disappointment continued for Guardiola’s side as Frankfurt held on for the point.