Eintracht in the individual criticism: the artist Mario Götze

Kevin Trapp: Back between the posts after a game with a cold break, with the usual confident charisma. Responsive within seconds when Kimmich tried it from a distance and then Müller in the margin (30th minute). Anticipated well and was able to intervene to clarify when running out. When Sané conceded without a chance to defend (34th).

Total: The only man from Frankfurt who had chosen a shirt with short sleeves at 6.30 p.m. in the freezing temperatures. The Brazilian well knew that he had a lot of work ahead of him this Saturday and that he would quickly start sweating despite the frosty January temperatures in Munich. Attentive as a clearer, held his own in the air against Choupo-Moting. His contributions to playmaking remained mostly patchwork.

Makoto Hasebe: returnees. After he was unable to play a competitive game for almost three months due to a torn inner ligament, coach Glasner put him back in charge of organizing the defense. The 39-year-old didn’t radiate the hoped-for authority at first. Under pressure, many half-high liberation blows, which the teammates could hardly control and so came back immediately.

Evan Ndicka: Fulfilled his defensive commitments more seriously than in the first two games after the winter break. Didn’t take any unnecessary risks. He gave commands and tried to intervene when he felt that colleague Hasebe needed direction support. His side kick in the opponent’s penalty area caused a moment of shock in the Bayern annex in the 53rd minute after a set piece, but the Frenchman missed his target by a wide margin.

Ansgar Knauff: The versatile wingman had to play on the left this time. He was preferred to Christopher Lenz there and mostly caught Thomas Müller on the back. Now and then with forays over the center line, where he stressed Josip Stanisic with his speed.

Aurelius Buta: Starting XI debut for the young Portuguese. He should remember it for a long time. His opponents in Munich made life difficult for him and repeatedly got him into trouble. Especially Kingsley Coman ran away from the novice several times. The 25-year-old gave Sané an unexpected opportunity with a too lax header defense, but the German international missed it.

Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani (left) and Munich's Alphonso Davies fight for the ball.

Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani (left) and Munich’s Alphonso Davies fight for the ball.

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Sebastian Rode: Six and a half years after leaving Munich, the Eintracht captain gave further proof of his age group. Almost all balls that he forwarded found the desired buyer. Again and again he ran into gaps and lurked to steal the ball from Munich early on. After an hour with his forces at the end.

Djibril Sow: Energetic and committed. The Swiss wanted to annoy the series champion that evening. Didn’t avoid a duel and also fought back physically when it became necessary. Formed a defensive midfield duo in conjunction with Rode, repelling threats.

Jesper Lindström: Sometimes his feet can’t implement ideas as quickly as they come from his head. The Dane was up against an opponent in the person of Alphonso Davies, who is also one of the premier pacemakers in the league, and it was quite impressive how the two raced their races on the slippery surface with alternating winners. Without luck.

Frankfurt's Mario Götze (left) prevails against Bayern's Leroy Sane (centre) Josip Stanisic.

Frankfurt’s Mario Götze (left) prevails against Bayern’s Leroy Sane (centre) Josip Stanisic.

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Mario Götze: Tried a few things to give the Frankfurt attack an unpredictable note. He dodged on the wings to evade the guard and to offer in the gaps as a passing station. Always stepping back when the need arose, adding to the formidable impression made by the Artistic Director of his eager team on Matchday 18.

Randal Colored: His next goal brought Eintracht back in the second half. In a direct duel with Sommer from a tight angle, he kept his nerve and pushed in to make it 1-1. It was the striker’s seventh goal of the season.

Rafael Borré: The Europa League hero must continue to be patient. Once again just a replacement. And he once again made the best of what was, for him, an unsatisfactory situation: after being accepted, he immediately got involved in an exemplary manner with enthusiasm.

Daichi Kamada: After his mixed performances against Schalke and Freiburg, he was left out at the beginning. Took Rode’s sixth position when the weary leader had to leave the field. Kamada then initiated attacks, especially on the right side, which made it necessary for Munich to intervene vigorously in order to prevent what they believed to be worse.

Kristijan Jakic: Glasner called up the resolute defender for Götze towards the end in order to use his power to strengthen his own bulwark for the expected Bayern final sprint.

Faride Alidou: Only there for the last few seconds – but then also cheered.



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