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Old but gold – Ribery double breaks Bayern Munich record

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 22 Dec 2018

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Franck Ribery became the oldest Bayern Munich player to score more than one goal in a Bundesliga game after he netted twice in a 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Aged 35 years and 259 days, the former France international slotted in Bayern’s opener midway through the first half before adding a second with a scuffed finish late on.

Saturday’s performance could have been even more memorable for Ribery, had Robert Lewandowski not failed to control the veteran’s pass at the culmination of a superb run.

Bayern’s win was capped off in style in the 89th minute with Rafinha’s fortuitous effort making it 3-0, which also brought up a record for coach Niko Kovac.

The Bundesliga champions have now won their last five league fixtures, and it is the first time Kovac – in his either his playing or managerial career – has claimed five successive wins in Germany’s top division.

The victory means Bayern end 2018 six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, and three above third-place Borussia Monchengladbach.

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