An early crimson card for Jerome Boateng presaged Bayern’s heaviest league loss in over a decade, leaving Kovac’s males fourth within the standings and 4 factors behind chief Borussia Moenchengladbach, 2-1 winners at Bayer Leverkusen.
Boateng was despatched off on 9 minutes after a VAR overview for upending Goncalo Paciencia because the final line of protection and it was not lengthy earlier than Frankfurt’s numerical benefit proved decisive.
Filip Kostic capitalized on a defensive error for the opener with Djibril Sow including a second after Kostic’s shot was deflected to him on the far put up.
The ever harmful Robert Lewandowski continued his tremendous run for Bayern as he beat three males earlier than capturing residence from the sting of the penalty space.
It extends his Bundesliga report to scoring in his 10th successive sport, however it was pretty much as good because it acquired for his facet.
Any hopes of a customer fightback pale when David Abraham transformed a Danny Da Costa cross quickly after the restart, with Martin Hinteregger heading a fourth on the hour.
Paciencia accomplished the rout off an Andre Silva move to ship the 48,000 residence crowd residence with a well-known victory to savor.
For Bayern it was a poor begin to a testing sequence of fixtures, with the go to of Olympiakos within the Champions League in midweek earlier than a heavyweight showdown with arch-rival Borussia Dortmund subsequent Saturday.
Dortmund warmed up for that conflict with a Three-Zero residence win over Wolfsburg to climb into second spot with Raphael Guerreiro, Thorgan Hazard and Mario Goetze on the right track in a tremendous win.
RB Leipzig are as much as third with an Eight-Zero thrashing of Primary with the Germany striker Timo Werner scoring a hat-trick.
The shocks didn’t finish in Germany with La Liga defending champion Barcelona struggling a Three-1 defeat to Levante within the Metropolis of Valencia stadium.
Barcelona went into the match off the again of seven straight wins in all competitions, coinciding with the return after damage of talisman Lionel Messi.
He transformed a first-half penalty for his sixth aim in 5 video games to place Barca forward, however Levante staged an unimaginable second half fightback.
The house scoring began simply after the hour by means of Jose Campana earlier than Borjal Mayoral and Nemanja Radoja added additional targets in a seven-minute spell to stun the illustrious customer.
Ernesto Valverde’s males additionally suffered a blow with an damage to Luis Suarez, who’s a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League sport at residence to Slavia Prague, and can lose its lead on the high if Actual Madrid beats Actual Betis in a later kickoff.
Shocks prevented simply
Defending English Premier League champion Manchester Metropolis and league chief Liverpool additionally got here near struggling upsets Saturday earlier than late targets secured 2-1 victories for each side.
However James Ward Prowse’s early aim on the Etihad noticed the heavy underdog lead into the second half with dogged protection.
However Sergio Aguero leveled for Metropolis 20 minutes from time earlier than defender Kyle Walker scored a uncommon aim within the 86th minute to sentence Southampton to a different defeat.
Liverpool, trying to protect its six-point lead over Metropolis, trailed to a primary half aim from Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet at Villa Park, however hit again in typical model late within the match.
Andrew Robertson equalized with 4 minutes left earlier than Senegal striker Sadio Mane’s grabbed a stoppage-time winner.
Jurgen Klopp’s males have gained 10 of 11 league video games from the beginning of the season forward of a showdown with Manchester Metropolis subsequent weekend at Anfield.
Earlier Saturday, Manchester United’s stuttering begin to the season continued as a Josh King strike on the stroke of halftime condemned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males to a 1-Zero defeat at Bournemouth.
Three right away wins in all competitions had boosted United going into the match, however acquainted failings had been obvious once more on the south coast.