Carlo Ancelotti admitted that Bayern Munich were lucky to get a 2-0 advantage over Frankfurt going into the halftime.
The club managed a 3-0 win over the German outfit in order to retain top spot in the German Bundesliga. Goals from Douglas Costa and Robert Lewandowski were crucial in getting this lead going into halftime. However, Bayern Munich were second best in the game and it was only after these goals that they tightened the grip. This was the fifth consecutive win for Bayern in all competitions. The club have a 10-point advantage over RB Leipzig, whose title challenge has been fizzing out over the last few weeks.
Bayern will have reasons to be concerned about the league form, as they have already dropped four points in recent games against Schalke and Hertha Berlin. It appears that the players have been focusing entirely on the Champions League.
After several years of consecutive success in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich are clearly targeting the European stage after having been without a European title since the 2012-13 campaign. Bayern will now be on the road for two of the next three league matches. Their next match is against Borussia Monchengladbach, while they entertain archrivals Borussia Dortmund in the first week of April.
A second-half goal from Lewandowski made the game safe for the Bavarians."It is a good day for us, with good results also in other stadiums. But the first half was very difficult. Frankfurt were better than us. To be honest, they did not deserve to go in behind at the break. In the second half we were better and had the game well controlled. We now have a good lead. But we must remain focused. There are still many games,” said Ancelotti, who is now on the verge of winning a league title in yet another major European league.