Eintracht Frankfurt knocks down Bayern Munich, 10 players, 5-1
SEDAN: Eintracht Frankfurt crushed 10 men Bayern Munich 5-1 on Saturday to send them to fourth position in the Bundesliga , four points behind leader Borussia Moenchengladbach who won 2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bavarians, who have clinched the last seven league titles, have now won just one of their last four Bundesliga matches.
Saturday's strong defeat in Thomas Mueller The 500th game in all competitions for Bayern leaves the future of coach Niko Kovac in doubt.
The first half goals of Filip Kostic and Djibril Sow put the hosts in the driver's seat with Bayern until 10 after the dismissal in the ninth minute of Jerome Boateng with a red card for a foul.
The Bavarians briefly cut the deficit in the 37th minute through Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski , who has now scored at least once in each of his 10 league games.
The Polish striker took his league account to 16 goals, but David Abraham restored the mattress of two goals from Frankfurt at age 49.
The header of Martin Hinteregger in the hour made sure of the three points and Goncalo Patience completed a horrible afternoon for Bayern, accumulating more pressure on the champions before the big clash next week with Borussia Dortmund.
Gladbach, with 22 points, increased his lead at the top to three over Dortmund, who beat Vfl Wolfsburg 3-0 to break his unbeaten streak in the league and move to second place.
Marcus Thuram won the clinical Gladbach winner after Kevin Volland canceled Oscar Wendt's lead for the Foals with all goals in the first half.
RB Leipzig knocked down Mainz 05 8-0 to be third with 18, ahead of Bayern by goal difference.