Soccer-Bayern edge past Frankfurt, Hoffenheim crush Hamburg (Reuters)

BERLIN, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Treble winners Bayern Munich edged past Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 courtesy of a Mario Mandzukic volley on Saturday to equal their club record of 27 games without defeat as minnows Hoffenheim demolished Hamburg SV 5-1. Forward Mandzukic volleyed in the winner after 13 minutes but despite having the lion’s share of possession Bayern failed to convert a number of good chances. Toni Kroos caught the Frankfurt defence off guard with a powerful header hitting the post as textbook pressing from the visitors quickly gave them control of the game. …

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