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Bayern, chasing a record-breaking eighth straight league crown, next face Dortmund in Tuesday's big league game and victory there would send them seven clear points.
After efforts from Leon Goretzka, Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski had given them a 3-0 lead in the empty Allianz Arena, the Bavarians thought they had the match wrapped up.
Eintracht defender Martin Hinteregger has caught the napping of the Bayern defense to strike twice in three minutes and inject new life into the meeting.
Yet the visitors gave away two goals quickly - with Alphonso Davies pouncing on an hour defensive error and Hinteregger scoring his own goal in the 74th minute.
Bayern, who had club great Franz Beckenbauer watching in a rare public appearance from the stands, is on 61 points with Dortmund on 57 after their 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg.
"The first half made me happy. We wanted to dominate and that we did, "said Hansi Flick, coach of Bayern. "Maybe we were already mentally done with the game at 3-0. We want to keep a clean sheet against Dortmund.'
Last week the Bundesliga resumed, with no fans in attendance, after being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic for over two months.
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It was the first match to be played on Bayern's home ground without fans but the champions looked untouched as Mueller set their first goal with his seventeenth assist of the season and grabbed the second himself.
Poland striker Lewandowski, chasing Gerd Mueller's 40-goal record haul from the 1971/72 season, headed a minute after the restart before Hinteregger's two-goal scare in his 27th of the campaign.
But Bayern kept their cool in their last 13 games for their 12th win, which kept them favourites for the title.
In their 2-0 win at Wolfsburg, Dortmund was far from their best and hopes defender Mats Hummels can recover from a heel injury that forced him out for Tuesday's game at half-time.
In the second match in the row, Kai Havertz scored a brace to lead Bayer Leverkusen to a 3-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach as they leap-frogged their opponents to finish third on 53 and take the upper hand in the battle for a Champions League place.
On Sunday, RB Leipzig, on 51, will travel to Mainz 05 and push Gladbach to fifth with a win.
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