Bayern held to third straight draw as Bundesliga lead evaporates

football28 January 2023 19:44| © AFP
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Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw against visiting Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday to leave them with a slim, one-point Bundesliga lead after dropping points for the third game in a row with the same scoreline.

The German champions, who face Paris St Germain on February 14 in the Champions League Round of 16, took a first-half lead when Leroy Sane rifled in from a Thomas Mueller assist in the 34th minute.

Eintracht were largely anonymous until Daichi Kamada fed Randal Kolo Muani in the box and the forward beat France teammate Dayot Upamecano in a one-on-one to drill in a 69th-minute equaliser with his seventh league goal this season.

The Bavarians, chasing a record-extending 11th straight league title, had a treble chance to score before the equaliser but eventually ran out of gas against fellow Champions League club Eintracht.

They also drew their games against RB Leipzig and Cologne 1-1 following the restart of the season after the winter break and the result left them with a one-point lead over second-placed Union Berlin, who have 36 points after beating Hertha 2-0 in the Berlin derby.

RB Leipzig are third on 35 following Friday's 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart, with Frankfurt in fifth place on 32.