Franck Ribery shows no signs of slowing down after becoming Bayern Munich’s oldest player to score more than once in a game following their 3-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt
The French winger scored a double on Saturday in Frankfurt to set a new record of finding the net more than once in a Bundesliga match at the age of 35 years and 259 days.
Ribery gave Bayern a first-half lead before slotting home a second with a rather scruffy finish before Rafinha sealed a 3-0 win for Bayern.
The Bavarians have now won their past five league games and are just six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund in second-place heading into the winter break.
Robert Lewandowski, who could have scored himself on the night following a brilliant piece of play from Ribery, later praised his team-mate.
“The last time he scored two goals was maybe when he played for Galatasaray, but of course I’m very happy because of him,” Lewandowski told the Bundesliga on Twitter.
“He’s a great guy, a great player and of course he showed what we can do, and today that was a very important game and very important goals from him.”
Ribery himself suggested this month that he may remain at Bayern for another season, despite being out of contract in June.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) December 23, 2018