Goals: Bayern—Mario Mandzukic (13')
Champions Bayern Munich took an early lead through Mario Mandzukic and held on to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 on Saturday, claiming their second Bundesliga victory in as many matches under new manager Pep Guardiola. With the win, Bayern remained level on points with Borussia Dortmund and three other clubs.
Guardiola made one change from last week's season-opening victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, with Xherdan Shaqiri replacing Arjen Robben in the midfield. Frankfurt manager Armin Veh, whose side lost 6-1 at Hertha Berlin on opening day, made four changes to his starting XI.
Frankfurt threatened early, with Takashi Inui forcing Manuel Neuer into a save moments after Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger had headed over the bar in the third minute. Bayern came close again in the ninth minute when Toni Kroos hit the bar from David Alaba's cross.
The breakthrough came in the 13th minute. Philipp Lahm passed to Thomas Muller on the right side of Frankfurt's box. Muller crossed for Mandzukic, who slammed home a volley for the opener.
Bayern nearly doubled their lead in the 33rd minute, but Frankfurt 'keeper Kevin Trapp made a fine save on Dante's shot. Frankfurt then put the ball in the net just before halftime, but Alexander Meier's goal was ruled out for offside.
Robben, a second-half substitute, also had a goal ruled out for offside, but the hosts produced moments of pressure as well. A mistake by Neuer nearly gifted Frankfurt an equaliser, as Srdjan Lakic beat the Bayern keeper to a ball outside the box, but Lakic's shot was cleared by Dante.
Shots: Frankfurt 7-17 Bayern
Passing: Frankfurt 70.9% - 86.3% Bayern
Possession: Frankfurt 34% - 66% Bayern
(Stats via Bundesliga.com)