Mon, Oct 30, 2006 - Page 20 News List

Bayern Munich win at home but fail to entertain


Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn thanks the fans after the match against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.


Bayern Munich may have beaten Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0, but winning alone is not good enough these days for the German soccer champions.

Coach Felix Magath insisted that the match should have better seen a big win in order to send a strong signal to free-scoring league leaders Werder Bremen.

"I am not satisfied," Magath said after Saturday's match.

"We failed to show that we can win big in the Bundesliga. We must get a big win in a match like this," he said.

Munich trail Bremen by three points in second place, but have just scored 14 goals in nine games compared to Bremen's 27.

Bremen have scored 18 goals alone in their last four league matches: 3-0 against Moenchengladbach, 6-0 in Bochum, 3-1 against Munich and 6-1 in Mainz on Friday.

Munich club leaders such as chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have called for classy soccer for months and the Welt am Sonntag paper also noted yesterday that "Winning is not enough in Munich."

Munich have rarely managed to thrill the fans and wasted a big opportunity to make up for it on Saturday.

They scored twice within five minutes through Roy Makaay and Mark van Bommel for a 2-0 lead in 29 minutes. It should have been 3-0 in the 44th, but Claudio Pizarro saw his penalty saved by Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov.

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