Bayern Munich eventually ran out comfortable winners in the end, but Eintracht Frankfurt did not give up easily.
It was the first game behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena, and it was business as usual for the most part for Bayern Munich.
Hansi Flick’s men needed to win in order to open back up their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund had beaten Wolfsburg earlier in the day.
Bayern were their usual dominant selves and ran into a two-goal lead in the first half.
A 17th-minute goal from Goretzka, who came storming into the box to pile drive his connection to the cross into the net.
This was followed by a 41st-minute goal from Thomas Muller, who played the offside line as tight as he could. Then bulldozing his way onto the ball and firing home.
Less than a minute after the restart from the half time break, none other than Robert Lewandowski got a goal and the game appeared to be all over.
Only problem was nobody told Frankfurt.
In a three minute period of madness, Hinteregger bagged a brace. One in the 52nd minute and another in the 55th.
This had gone from an easy last half hour training session for Bayern to a struggle.
However, Flick’s side showed their class and dominance.
In the 61st Alphoson Davies made it four-two to restore a comfortable cushion. The Canadian international went on a mesmerizing run to score the best goal of the night.
Then two-goal hero Hinteregger turned villain when he put the ball in the back of his own net in the 74th to make five for Bayern.
The defending Champions were dominant, but far from their fluid best.