Franck Ribery breaks a Bayern Munich record

MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 19: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team mate Renato Sanches during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on December 19, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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.

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“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.


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