Bayern 6-2 Mainz: The Reds power to third straight win

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Mainz fell to an away defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Both Bayern and Mainz arrived fresh from some positive results. Bayern were looking to continue their good run after winning their previous two matches in the league. The most recent was against the Hoffenheim away (2-0), the other to SC Freiburg at home (5-0). Mainz were coming from consecutive wins against FC Köln and Werder Bremen. Bayern and Mainz currently occupy 1st and 8th spots in the table, with 25 points and 18 points respectively after 12 matches.

The first half of the match started favourably for The Reds, with an early goal from Serge Gnabry in the 5th minute. The momentum was again with Bayern, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Jamal Musiala on the 28 minute mark to establish a 2-0 result. Bayern looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Sadio Mane, at 43 minutes to establish a 3-0. However, The 05ers then grabbed a goal from Silvan Widmer just before half-time. The first half ended 3-1.

The Reds once more applied the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, when Leon Goretzka found the net in the 58th minute. Bayern looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Mathys Tel in the 79th minute to establish a 5-1. However, Mainz refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Marcus Ingvartsen, 82 minutes in. In the end though, Bayern then grabbed a goal from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting just before the final whistle. The match ended with a 6-2 home victory.

Substitutions for Bayern included Benjamin Pavard, Marcel Sabitzer, Kingsley Coman, Ryan Gravenberch and Mathys Tel for Matthijs De Ligt, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and Sadio Mane, respectively. Mainz brought on Angelo Fulgini, Aymen Barkok, Marcus Ingvartsen, Stefan Bell and Delano Burgzorg, to replace Lee Jae Sung, Anton Stach, Jonathan Michael Burkardt, Edimilson Fernandes and Karim Onisiwo.

There were bookings for Benjamin Pavard from Bayern. For Mainz, Edimilson Fernandes saw yellow.

Bayern will next travel to Hertha, while Mainz will face Wolfsburg at home.

Technical card:
Bayern Munich:Sven Ulreich, Noussair Mazraoui, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs De Ligt (Benjamin Pavard, min.46), Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry (Kingsley Coman, min.60), Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka (Marcel Sabitzer, min.60), Jamal Musiala (Ryan Gravenberch, min.72), Sadio Mane (Mathys Tel, min.76) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Mainz:Robin Zentner, Anthony Caci, Alexander Hack, Edimilson Fernandes (Stefan Bell, min.67), Silvan Widmer, Anton Stach (Aymen Barkok, min.62), Lee Jae Sung (Angelo Fulgini, min.62), Leandro Martins, Aaron Martin, Jonathan Michael Burkardt (Marcus Ingvartsen, min.62) and Karim Onisiwo (Delano Burgzorg, min.76)
Stadium:the Allianz Arena
Goals:Serge Gnabry (1-0, min. 5), Jamal Musiala (2-0, min. 28), Sadio Mane (3-0, min. 43), Silvan Widmer (3-1, min. 45), Leon Goretzka (4-1, min. 58), Mathys Tel (5-1, min. 79), Marcus Ingvartsen (5-2, min. 82) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (6-2, min. 86)