Randal Kolo Muani struck in the second half to earn Eintracht Frankfurt a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich in Saturday’s Bundesliga clash.
Bayern Munich were held to a third successive 1-1 Bundesliga draw after Randal Kolo Muani struck to earn Eintracht Frankfurt a point at Allianz Arena.Julian Nagelsmann’s side drew with RB Leipzig and Cologne in their first two games back after the mid-season break, but Leroy Sane’s 34th-minute strike had them on course for victory on Saturday.
That was until Kolo Muani fired home a little over 20 minutes from time to deny the reigning champions, whose lead at the top has now been cut to just one point.
Union Berlin’s win over city rivals Hertha Berlin earlier in the day leaves them hot on Bayern’s heels, while Leipzig and Freiburg are two and three points back respectively.
Kevin Trapp produced a double save to deny Joshua Kimmich and then Thomas Muller, but the latter pulled the ball back for Sane three minutes later to sweep home an opener.
Bayern defender Dayot Upamecano headed wide from close range and Trapp kept out Sane’s next effort as the hosts pressed for a second.
But unlike on the opening day of the season, when they were five goals up by half-time in a 6-1 win over Eintracht, Bayern lacked a finishing touch.
That proved costly as, from Eintracht’s first on-target attempt, Kolo Muani fired across Yann Sommer after powering past Upamecano.
Bayern brought on Serge Gnabry – among the substitutes after being criticised for attending Paris Fashion Week – but Eintracht looked the more likely to find a late winner late on as Rafael Santos Borre’s deflected effort flew just wide after Evan Ndicka’s close-range attempt was blocked.