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FC Bayern - Mainz 05

Germany: Bundesliga
FC Bayern J. Kimmich (50), L. Sané (55), N. Süle (70), R. Lewandowski (Pen. 76), R. Lewandowski (83)
Allianz ArenaFull time5-2
Mainz 05 J. Burkardt (32), A. Hack (44)

Bayern overcome half-time deficit to thrash Mainz

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München overcame a 0-2 deficit to beat Mainz 5-2 at Allianz Arena.

Joshua Kimmich.
Joshua Kimmich.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Bayern München were trailing 0-2 at the break against Mainz at Allianz Arena on Sunday, but came back to win 5-2 after an inspired second-half display.

Jonathan Burkardt surprisingly brought the guests ahead with 32 minutes played before Alexander Hack sensationally doubled the score shortly before the break.

Bayern coach Hansi Flick reacted at half time, bringing on Niklas Süle and Leon Goretzka at the expense of Jerome Boateng and Benjamin Pavard.

Joshua Kimmich, who made his first appearance since November after overcoming a knee injury, then pulled one back for Bayern in the 50th minute before setting up Leroy Sané's equaliser five minutes later.

After Bayern had a goal disallowed, Niklas Süle gave the home side the lead after a corner with 70 minutes on the clock.

Robert Lewandowski increased the lead from the penalty spot in the 76th minute before cementing the win seven minutes later when he made it 5-2.

The result means Bayern take back the top spot from RB Leipzig. Mainz sit 17th, two points clear of bottom side Schalke 04.

FC Bayern
1M. Neuer (C)
5B. Pavard ↪46
17J. Boateng ↪46
27D. Alaba
19A. Davies
24C. Tolisso ↪88
6J. Kimmich
10L. Sané
25T. Müller ↪88
7S. Gnabry ↪76
9R. Lewandowski
35A. Nübel
11D. Costa ↩88
13E. Choupo-Moting ↩88
4N. Süle ↩46
21L. Hernández
41C. Richards
18L. Goretzka ↩46
28T. Dantas
42J. Musiala ↩76
Mainz 05
37F. Dahmen
18D. Brosinski ↪80
4J. St. Juste
42A. Hack
23P. Mwene ↪89
35L. Barreiro
20E. Fernandes
6D. Latza (C)
5J. Boëtius ↪71
7R. Quaison ↪88
29J. Burkardt ↪80
41M. Liesegang
9J. Mateta ↩80
21K. Onisiwo ↩71
28Á. Szalai ↩88
13D. Lavalée
16S. Bell
17K. Stöger ↩80
24M. Papela ↩89

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