Mainz 05 - FC Bayern

Germany: Bundesliga
Mainz 05 J. Burkardt (3), R. Quaison (37)
OPEL ARENA2-1
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (90)
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Bayern slip to sensational defeat against Mainz

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München could have sealed the Bundesliga title with a win over Mainz, but slipped to a sensational 2-1 defeat at Opel Arena.

Thomas Müller and Bayern suffered a surprising defeat against Mainz.
Thomas Müller and Bayern suffered a surprising defeat against Mainz.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Bayern München missed the chance to wrap up their ninth successive Bundesliga title as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Mainz at Opel Arena on Saturday.


Mainz got off to a perfect start, opening the scoring in the fourth minute when Jonathan Burkardt got the better of Manuel Neuer.

Bayern's best chance of the first half fell to Robert Lewandowski, who made his long-awaited return to action after an injury spell, but the Polish international uncharacteristically blasted the ball over the bar from a promising position in the 15th minute.

After having hit the woodwork twice, Mainz went on to double their lead with 38 minutes played as Robin Quaison headed in from Philipp Mwene's cross.

Robert Lewandowski pulled one back for Bayern in injury time, but it wasn't enough for the German champions, who were forced to postpone their title-winning celebrations.

The result means Mainz climb to 12th. Bayern are 10 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, who face Stuttgart tomorrow.


Mainz 05
(3-4-1-2)
27Robin Zentner
4Jeremiah St. Juste
42Alexander Hack
19Moussa Niakhate
22Danny da Costa ↩89
6Danny Latza (C)
35Leandro Barreiro ↩90
23Philipp Mwene
7Robin Quaison ↩68
29Jonathan Burkardt ↩46
21Karim Onisiwo ↩80
Bench
37Finn Dahmen
9Robert Glatzel ↪80
28Ádám Szalai
16Stefan Bell
18Daniel Brosinski ↪89
5Jean-Paul Boëtius ↪68
8Levin Öztunali ↪46
17Kevin Stöger
31Dominik Kohr ↪90
FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
17Jérôme Boateng
27David Alaba ↩70
19Alphonso Davies
6Joshua Kimmich
18Leon Goretzka ↩46
10Leroy Sané ↩46
25Thomas Müller
29Kingsley Coman ↩46
9Robert Lewandowski
Bench
35Alexander Nübel
7Serge Gnabry ↪70
13E. Choupo-Moting ↪46
20Bouna Sarr
23Tanguy Nianzou ↪46
8Javi Martínez
22Marc Roca
28Tiago Filipe Oliveira Dantas
42Jamal Musiala ↪46

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