by Anton Johan
On Saturday at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Bayern Munich
moved up into fifth place in the Bundesliga standings
thanks to a convincing 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
While Bayern were no doubt the better team on the day, many of Frankfurt's woes were attributed to sloppy goalkeeping by Oka Nikolov, who failed to hold onto the ball when it really counted.
For instance, in the space of two minutes, Nikolov literally let two long-range efforts slip through his fingers, which Munich's Thomas Mueller and Mario Gomez respectively converted into goals.
But that was later in the game. The first goal of the match came in the 29th minute of the first half courtesy of a sterling effort from Munich's talented Ukrainian midfielder, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk.
However, Frankfurt fought back and equalised four minutes later thanks to an equally superb goal from Frankfurt striker Fanis Gekas, who like last season, is the top Bundesliga scorer this season.
Gekas' goal was his 12th this season, and he elicited cheers from Frankfurt fans when he weaved his way through Munich's defenders and found the room to power one into the back of their net.
However, that was the last time Frankfurt would score on the day, as Mueller and Gomez made it 3-1 and then later on Tymoshchuk scored his second of the day to secure the club's 4-1 victory.
Here are the complete Bundesliga results from the weekend:
1. FSV Mainz 05 3-0 1. FC Nürnberg
FC Bayern München 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Hamburger SV 4-2 VfB Stuttgart
1899 Hoffenheim 2-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Hannover 96 3-0 SC Freiburg
1. FC Kaiserslautern 5-0 FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Borussia M'gladbach
SV Werder Bremen 3-0 FC St. Pauli
1. FC Köln 1-1 VfL Wolfsburg