A Robert Lewandowski hat-trick, a Leroy Sane scorcher, and a Jamal Muisala tap in ensured Bayern Munich scored at least four for the third time in a week as they disposed of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Story of the game
Bayern were in the ascendency from the off, Thomas Muller nearly directing a flick goalwards but could only find the side netting.
It wasn't long, however, before the champions hit the front. Kingsley Coman started it all with a good run through midfield before squaring the ball to Lewandowski, who slotted past the onrushing Kevin Trapp into the bottom right corner.
He doubled the lead not long after. The corner was good from Joshua Kimmich, but Eintracht made it too easy for the Polish international to rise above them and direct a header down into the bottom left corner past a stranded Trapp.
Frankfurt started to get back into the game after that as Bayern seemed happy to slow the pace and wait for chances. Andre Silva had a couple of opportunities but could only head over the bar both times.
In the second half, Frankfurt seemed to have ran out of ideas as Bayern coasted through most of the half. They were able to add to their tally after 60 minutes. Douglas Costa on his second Bayern debut squared it to Lewandowski who slotted home in his typical calm fashion to make it 3-0 and complete his perfect hat-trick.
Substitute Leroy Sane, back on the pitch after a few weeks on the sidelines, made it four, cutting in from the right and curling it into the far left corner in Arjen Robben esque fashion.
Frankfurt nearly had one back, as a debuting Bouna Sarr hit a headed back pass which didn't quite reach Manuel Neuer. Bas Dost sensed this and chased the loose ball down before poking past Neuer. Rather than following it in, he seemed to think the goal was a done deal, allowing Neuer to rush back and clear off the line.
Bayern then rounded off the scoring in the final minute. Frankfurt had given up and Sane was able to break the line, squaring across the goal to Jamal Musiala who couldn't miss from just two yards out.
Bayern are back
Bayern have proved in recent weeks that the mauling at Hoffenheim was a one off. They dominated from minutes 1-90 today and could have had much more than the five they took. While RB Leipzig are top and have looked impressive, Bayern are still the team to beat.
Frankfurt need to forget this
Frankfurt are a good side and showed that in glimpses today. They would have expected to lose anyway, and while they probably didn't plan for five, they just have to accept the result and move on.
Man of the match - Robert Lewandowski
Who else could it be? In truth, apart from his goals he was quiet, but that further highlights his quality. He's the best for a reason and will be pleased with his days work.