BERLIN (AP) — Mario Mandzukic's first-half strike was enough for Bayern Munich to grind out a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Mandzukic scored in the 13th minute with a fine volley from Thomas Mueller's cross.
"We didn't want to play nicely and celebrate football, but rather to get the second Bundesliga win of the season. We succeeded there," Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said.
The home side was left to rue a disallowed goal from Alexander Meier before the break, with TV replays showing offside was the wrong call, though the Frankfurt midfielder may have touched the ball with his hand as he headed in Johannes Flum's goalward effort.
"I thought our time would come, if we didn't concede the second goal. Then we got a goal, at a very good time. It was a regular goal, but the linesman was against it," Frankfurt coach Armin Veh said.
Also Saturday, Hoffenheim routed Hamburger SV 5-1 in Hamburg, Wolfsburg beat Schalke 4-0, Leverkusen won 1-0 at Stuttgart, Werder Bremen beat Augsburg 1-0, and Mainz won 2-1 at Freiburg.
Borussia Moenchengladbach impressed with a 3-0 win over Hannover in the late game.
Max Kruse opened the scoring in the 20th, and Christoph Kramer slid in ahead of two defenders for the second in the 53rd, when Kruse's attempted chip rebounded off the post.
Filip Daems sealed the result with a penalty in the 66th — his 12th successful spot-kick from 12 in the Bundesliga.
"I'm happy, but it's over now," Moenchengladbach coach Lucien Favre said.
While Bayern equaled its club record of 27 consecutive Bundesliga games without defeat set in 1989, Pep Guardiola's side was fortunate to emerge with the win.
Bastian Schweinsteiger did have the chance to seal it in the 89th, but was denied by Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Then Srdjan Lakic rounded Manuel Neuer at the other end, only for Dante to clear off the line.
Meier appeared to be hindered in the area by Jerome Boateng and Dante in injury time, but referee Peter Gagelmann waved away Frankfurt's penalty claims.
"Boateng pushes him in the back as he's running. It's clearly a penalty," Veh said.
Bayern was more in control in the first half, when Mandzukic ensured the club scored for the 39th Bundesliga game in succession.
Guardiola's influence could be seen in his side's set-up, with Schweinsteiger dropping very deep to initiate play and Bayern engaging in a short passing game.
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