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Bayern Munich put pressure on Borussia Dortmund as they battled for a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
The leaders were kept at a distance by Oliver Glasner’s side until Leroy Sane struck with 19 minutes left of normal time.
The win, a first against Glasner for Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann in his Bundesliga coaching career on the sixth attempt, moved the champions nine points ahead of Dortmund at the top of the table ahead of their clash with Augsburg on Sunday.
Frankfurt largely contained Bayern in a cagey first half, though Kevin Trapp had to make a strong double save to keep Joshua Kimmichs volley and Kingsley Comans follow-up out.
Robert Lewandowski was denied after a good pass from Serge Gnabry and Trapp ran to keep another effort from the striker two minutes later.
Just before it looked like Bayern were running out of ideas, Kimmich slid the ball through to Sane in the box and the winger kept his composition to slide past Trapp.
Frankfurt got a late pressure, which led to a couple of scrambles in the Bayern field, but Sven Ulreich was mostly unproblematic in goal.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ignored a free kick and shot straight at Trapp as a post seemed like the best solution, but Frankfurt could not punish the error.