It was a performance worth seeing.

And it had an effect.

Following the 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich, Oliver Glasner deviated from his principle of not emphasizing individual players from his football team, but always placing the group idea at the center of all considerations.

Marc Heinrich

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But the goal that made Frankfurt's respectable result possible on Saturday was worthy of public recognition for the Eintracht coach.

Glasner praised the energetic individual action of Randal Kolo Muani, who equalized the Munich lead by Leroy Sané (34th) in the 69th minute, as a "great goal".

The Bundesliga rookie, who switched from FC Nantes to Hessen in the summer, let his French national team colleague Dayot Upamecano run into space with a quick turn of his body in a confined space before he shot free in front of Yann Sommer from a tight angle.

The first few months of the brisk slacking in the Bundesliga have shown one thing: Kolo Muani strikes with remarkable determination when there are chances like this in the penalty area.

"Upa is a good defender who is not so easy to outplay," Kolo Muani said later.

His mischievous smile betrayed the joy it had given him to trump his esteemed compatriot in such a duel.

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In the middle of the English week, in a 1-1 draw in Freiburg, Kolo Muani had scored the Eintracht goal after he had made a significant contribution to the start of the second half of the season in the 3-0 win over Schalke as an assist to the lead the Hessians get to work with additional momentum in the leading group behind the Munich leader (37 points).

Captain Sebastian Rode then spoke of the "brutal quality" of the attacker: "He gets the ball from behind, puts the thing in front of himself and then hits it ice cold."

The Frankfurters have 32 points as fifth in the table after 18 match days.

Kolo Muani, who holds the top spot in the league's scorer rankings with seven goals and twelve assists, hinted that he and Eintracht could even get into the title race as not necessarily realistic.

But he and his colleagues are no longer afraid to clarify their otherwise enormously increased demands: "Yes," said the goalgetter, qualifying for the Champions League again is definitely a goal.

Kolo Muani is aware that he is a much sought-after centre-forward whose market value has continued to rise as a result of the World Cup.

But he is also not concerned about any Munich interest: "I live in the here and now, other things are not up for debate." His contract in Frankfurt with the Europa League winner runs until mid-2027. Kolo Muani described FC Bayern as " great team".

Like every professional with ambitions, he dreams of “playing for big clubs”.

But Eintracht is also an address that should not be underestimated, said the 24-year-old, who spoke of a "fantastic club" that "welcomed him well".

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann later avoided a statement when asked how he liked Kolo Muani's performance: "I've learned that you don't talk about players from other clubs," he said - and had to smile about it himself.

Eintracht, as many Munich moves of the past teach, should worry rather than appease.

It shouldn't have been the last word.