Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt score: Thomas Muller, Alphonso Davies keep Bundesliga leaders atop table

Bayern Munich, playing in its first home game since the hiatus, put this one away in the second half

Bayern Munich maintained its four-point lead on Borussia Dortmund ahead of the Der Kassiker on Tuesday thanks to a 5-2 victory over struggling Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Bayern jumped out to a 3-0 lead just after the break, but two quick goals got Eintracht back in it before Alphonso Davies closed the door with his second league goal of his young career to give his team even more momentum ahead of the biggest game of the season. 

Here are three takeaways from the match:

Muller was sharp and clinical

Thomas Muller was absolutely fantastic for Bayern, especially in the first half. The veteran held on to the ball well, his passes were sharp and he grabbed a goal and an assist. The first goal from Leon Goretzka was sublime, but Muller read Ivan Perisic's dummy to perfection to set it up. Here's the goal:

Take a closer look here. As Muller approaches the touchline, he's got three guys in the box who are all marked pretty well. He feeds the ball with a lightly lofted pass into the heart of the box, exactly where Goretzka (off screen) ends up. That's playing it to perfection and reading the game at a world class level.

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Muller picked up Goretzka perfectly 

Muller than made it 2-0 himself just before the break, settling Davies' pass well and finishing with ease:

Just another day at the office for Muller, who now has 16 assists on the league season to go with seven goals.

Eintracht's problems run deep 

If you wanted all of Eintracht's problems, it would take all day to explain them. The club is in shambles on the sporting side and now could find themselves just one point above the promotion playoff spot if Fortuna Dusseldorf wins on Sunday. First, their top goalscorer is their centerback Martin Hinteregger. That tells you all you need to know about the attack, but it's the defense that is even more worrisome. Eintracht has conceded at least three goals in four of the last five games (they conceded two in the other one), and in the last five matches they've conceded a total of 18 goals.

They don't face any of the top four teams the rest of the way, so that's a positive, but if they don't start reacting better in attack, they could very well finish in that 16th spot.

Tuesday could be the game where Bayern all but clinches the league 

Bayern has seven games to go on the season, and if they win on Tuesday, they'll have a seven point lead atop the table with six games to go by beating their title rival, Dortmund. While nothing is impossible, it does feel like if Bayern wins, they will go on to win the league. A loss would give them just a one-point lead, blowing the title race open, while they'll probably be more than content with a draw. 

This game should have everything, and it's the first chance Erling Haaland gets against Bayern as a Dortmund player. There first meeting was a 4-0 win for Bayern in November, but this is a different Dortmund team full of confidence and looks much different with its three at the back. The biggest match remaining of the season for both is right around the corner. 

If Bayern wins, the title race is all but over. A Dortmund win would mean absolutely chaos the rest of the way.

Bayern Munich 5, Eintracht Frankfurt 2 (FT)

⚽ Bayern - Leon Goretzka (17')
⚽ Bayern - Thomas Muller (41')
⚽ Bayern - Robert Lewandowski (46')
⚽ Eintracht - Martin Hinteregger (52')
⚽ Eintracht - Martin Hinteregger (55')
⚽ Bayern - Alphonso Davies (61')
⚽ Bayern - Own goal - Martin Hinteregger (74')

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Another win for Bayern sets up Tuesday's showdown

Not perfect from Bayern, but they get five goals and three huge points. They'll enter Tuesday's Der Klassiker with a four-point lead over Dortmund. Title race over with a win on Tuesday?

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Neuer staying busy

Despite this one being all but over, Manuel Neuer has had to stay busy with a couple big saves, while Eintracht has also hit the post. Five minutes left to see this one out.

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What just happened?

It's just been a ridiculous start to the second half. Bayern quickly went up 3-0 through Lewandowski, but two quick goals from Martin Hinteregger brought Eintracht back to within one, but things have changed again! An error at the back by Bayern sees Davies pounce on a lose ball in the box to make it 4-2!

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