Bundesliga

  • 51’ R. Lewandowski
  • 63’ R. Lewandowski
  • 63’ R. Lewandowski
  • 68’ K. Coman
26/09/2015
Bundesliga
Coface Arena
Attendance 34,000

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      That's it from me, Keeghann Sinanan here saying bye for now!
    • 0'
      That will do it from the Coface Arena as the league leaders pick up another victory, with Lewandowski among the goals again thanks to his second-half double. Coman added the third, Muller missed a penalty and Bayern never looked likely to lose. Mainz had their chances, but their execution at the fin
    • 0'
      So no goals at the Coface Arena so far, but both teams have passed up great opportunities to break the deadlock. Muller missed a penalty for the visitors while the hosts had Muto fire into the side netting from a gilt edged position. Plenty to play for in the second half so do stay tuned.
    • 0'
      Javi Martinez makes his first start for Bayern in over a year after a devastating knee injury, teaming up with Rafinha and David Alaba in a three-man backline. Five goals in nine minutes was also enough for Lewandowski to earn a start today, it seems. Meanwhile, Danny Latza has come into the Mainz t
    • 0'
      Bayern (3-4-3): Neuer; Rafinha, Martinez, Alaba; Lahm, Alonso, Muller, Thiago; Coman, Lewandowski, Costa.
    • 0'
      Mainz (4-2-3-1): Karius; Brosinski, Bungert, Bell, Bengtsson; Baumgartlinger, Latza; Clemens, Malli, De Blasis; Muto.
    • 0'
      Martin Schmidt's Mainz team have won two of their three home games this campaign. They have gained a respectable nine point from their opening six Bundesliga games that has seen then into the top half of the table. Having finished in 11th last team, they will be hoping to maintain that improvement i
    • 0'
      Since a defeat to Wolfsburg in the DFL-Supercup, the Bavarian Giants have racked up eight straight victories - including a 5-1 revenge win over Die Wolfe midweek. That match will become a reference point for the modern era, as it saw Robert Lewandowski score five times in only nine minutes after com
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Bundesliga clash between Mainz and Bayern Munich. Today's hosts have the unenviable task of attempting to prevent Pep Guardiola's heavyweights from achieving their best-ever start to a season after eight wins in all competitions. I'm Keeghann Sinanan, yo
    • 1'
      Off we go!
    • 3'
      Bayern have already won a corner and try to work a short routine that we've seen a few times this season. However, there's no way through the Mainz ranks congregated on the left side of the pitch.
    • 5'
      Muller can't find the target following a feed from Costa, and Bayern continue to put pressure on the opposition goal. There's no out-and-out central defender in the visitors' team tonight, which signals a fluid and interchangeable style, hallmarked by their traditional dominance of possession.
    • 7'
      It's a tough ask, I know, but Mainz really should be careful with how aggressively they're playing in midfield. There's plenty of accomplished set-piece technicians in the Bayern ranks, after all.
    • 9'
      Bayern try another rehearsed routine from the set-piece. They have a free-kick about 30 yards out and rather than attempt an ambitious shot, Alaba suddenly clips it to the back post to pick out a run from Lewandowski. However, the Pole can't connect.
    • 11'
      Nearly 80 per cent possession for Bayern after the opening 10 minutes of this match. However, there's been a few risky back-passes into Neuer that Mainz could pounce upon - although the visitors will tell you that they were never under pressure from those types of balls.
    • 13'
      Mainz will be relatively pleased at how the first half has gone so far, despite their utter lack of chances. They've managed to keep the opposition from creating any real opportunities of their own.
    • 15'
      Brosinski is up against it tonight with Costa his direct opponent. It's really hard to stand out in this star-studded Die Roten team, but the signing from Shakhtar has taken top-level European football by storm, providing searing pace and creativity down the flanks that has left many teams wiping up
    • 17'
      A long ball over the top appears to have Muto in for one second, but Martinez climbs all over him (legally) to win the header just inside the box. Neuer grabs the loose ball just before the Japanese can get his bearings.
    • 19'
      PENALTY TO BAYERN! It's a pretty clear decision for the referee to make as De Blasis trips Alaba in the middle of a jinking run into the box. It looks like Muller will step up here to take the kick.
    • 21'
      HE'S MISSED! The German side-foots his spot-kick well over the crossbar to a loud cheer from the home fans. He will claim that he slipped but replays suggest that his accuracy was just horribly wrong there.
    • 23'
      It would have been incredibly tough for Mainz to come back from even a solitary goal down against the champions. I mentioned before that they were getting careless with their challenges, and that De Blasis foul for the penalty just sums that up.
    • 25'
      Alaba takes charge of a free kick and gets it to dip after sailing over the wall, but Karius is all over it and makes the save. You're starting to get the sense that another breakthrough from Bayern is coming if they keep this up.
    • 27'
      Xabi Alonso goes into the referee's book.
    • 27'
      Xabi Alonso is going to get a yellow card as he slides in with an outstretched foot between two Mainz players, with De Blasis getting caught. Perhaps a little harsh, as the Spaniard made contact with the ball first.
    • 28'
      J. Baumgartlinger gets yellow.
    • 29'
      MUTO HAS MISSED IT! That should have been the opener, no question. The Japanese striker takes a shot from 12 yards after striding goalside of his marker but he smashes it into the wrong side of the net! Can't be wasting openings like that.
    • 31'
      The match is getting rather scrappy here as neither side is willing to give any quarter when challenging for the ball. There's been two bookings already and it's clear that more will follow if this keeps up.
    • 33'
      COSTA DENIED WITH A SUPERB SAVE! The Brazilian puts the ball onto his left peg and unleashes a stinging drive from the edge of the area that draws a top-notch stop from Karius to push it over!
    • 35'
      Not to far off for Bayern again as Lahm plays provider once more from out wide. The veteran full-back clips in a cross that is met with a header from Coman, who can't keep it down in the end.
    • 38'
      Mainz are edging towards the half-time break without conceding, and fashioned a great chance to score themselves. They've also done well in limiting the involvement of Lewandowski so far.
    • 40'
      Bayern are being forced out of the Mainz half in the last few minutes as the home team try to work a spell of possession. However, they're still resorting to hopeful diagonals that Die Roten's defence is dealing with easily.
    • 42'
      I have to say that the teamwork among the Mainz back four has been exemplary. Cover always seems to arrive at just the right time, and Brosinski in particular has fared well against Costa.
    • 44'
      Costa cuts in from the left-hand side and spots Lewandowski making a run to the front post. He tries to slip him in with a disguised ball, but it's read all the way by Brosinski, who smashes it clear.
    • 45'
      No injury time as the referee signals for the half-time break.
    • 46'
      Away we go!
    • 48'
      Mainz are working a few decent spells in possession here, but their final ball is lacking, as Martinez is twice able to intercept attempted through balls down the middle for the shifting Muto.
    • 51'
      G R. Lewandowski Assist K. Coman
    • 51'
      Assist by K. Coman.
    • 51'
      IT'S IN! IT'S LEWA! Bayern take the lead little over five minutes into the second half! The red-hot Polish striker rises completely unmarked at the back post to nod in a great cross from Coman.
    • 53'
      That goal marks Lewandowski's 100th in the Bundesliga, and his ninth of the season after six games - a mark that only four other players have ever bettered. It was around this time too that he began his goal blitz against Wolfsburg.
    • 55'
      It's going to be hard for Mainz here now, as they are forced to commit more men forward in a bid to get back into this game. The space that will presumably open up at the back will have the likes of Costa licking their chops.
    • 57'
      Looks like that's the end of the night for Muller as Vidal gets stripped and ready to replace him. He's not been able to continue his rich vein of form here at the Coface Arena, with that penalty miss a bit of a clanger.
    • 58'
      SI A. Vidal SO K. Coman
    • 58'
      A. Vidal enters the game and replaces T. Müller.
    • 59'
      Bayern continue to manufacture chances as Karius is forced into another save, this time to deny Lewandowski from a header again. Space is really starting to open up for the Bavarian giants here.
    • 61'
      Thiago plays Costa into shooting space outside the box, but the Brazilian can't find the target with his attempt. The shots are starting to pile up here, and the second goal surely can't be too far away.
    • 63'
      G R. Lewandowski Assist K. Coman
    • 63'
      G R. Lewandowski Assist K. Coman
    • 63'
      A. Vidal provided the assist.
    • 63'
      Goal to Bayern München, scored by R. Lewandowski!
    • 65'
      There's a conspicuous lack of fight in Mainz now, as the turnovers are popping up all over a back four that was so measured and disciplined in the first half. Could get ugly real soon.
    • 67'
      SI J. Boateng SO K. Coman
    • 67'
      SI Jairo Samperio SO K. Coman
    • 67'
      Y. Malli is replaced with Jairo Samperio.
    • 67'
      J. Boateng enters the game and replaces Javi Martínez.
    • 67'
      Changes abound for both teams as Martinez ends a positive return to the starting lineup as he's replaced by Boateng in defence. Mainz also make a swap as Malli makes way for Jairo.
    • 68'
      G K. Coman Assist K. Coman
    • 68'
      Douglas Costa gave the assist.
    • 68'
      AND THAT'S THE THIRD GOAL! It's all too easy for the visiting side as Costa drives to the byline down the wing and sprays the ball across the face of goal where Coman gleefully taps into an unguarded net!
    • 70'
      SI M. Götze SO K. Coman
    • 70'
      M. Götze comes on for Douglas Costa.
    • 71'
      ANOTHER GREAT CHANCE WASTED BY MUTO! The Japanese striker is unmarked at the back post and attacks a great cross, but he couldn't do what Lewandowski did earlier in the half as he plants his header wide of the mark. Should have ripped the net up from that range.
    • 73'
      SI C. Moritz SO K. Coman
    • 73'
      D. Latza is replaced with C. Moritz.
    • 73'
      Clemens takes control of a ball about 20 yards from goal but rushed his shot, with Neuer going to fetch the ball for a goal-kick. This is a decent little spell from the home side here.
    • 73'
      Clemens takes control of a ball about 20 yards from goal but rushed his shot, with Neuer going to fetch the ball for a goal-kick. This is a decent little spell from the home side here.
    • 75'
      OFF THE WOODWORK! Mainz come close to scoring again as Clemens cracks a stinging shot off the crossbar. Neuer was beaten, and that's the seventh time this season that Mainz have rattled the woodwork.
    • 77'
      It took them conceding thrice, but Mainz have finally begun to look capable of scoring here. If you count the Muto chance missed in the first half with their two opportunities after the break, they could have had three on the board themselves.
    • 79'
      The tempo is beginning to slow down here as Bayern wrest control of possession away from the hosts and are passing it patiently among themselves. Mainz could do with this game being over now.
    • 81'
      SI L. Balogun SO K. Coman
    • 81'
      L. Balogun enters the game and replaces C. Clemens.
    • 81'
      Not a whole lot happening out on the pitch in terms of goalmouth action, with the teams trading uninspired spells in possession. Mainz looked likely for a while to pull one back but that momentum has gone.
    • 83'
      Some scrappy fouls in the centre of the park in the last few minutes, with Vidal getting involved in some tussles.
    • 85'
      THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE FOURTH! A terrible clearance gifts Lewandowski the ball, and the Pole eschews a shot in favour of teeing up Gotze. The substitute returns the favour, but Lewa is challenged before he can pull the trigger!
    • 87'
      Brosinski makes his first advance down the flanks in a very long while, but he's caught offside from Sampeiro's raking pass. Bayern are back on the ball but Lewandowski can't keep control of it on the turn.
    • 89'
      Precious little time in this match left and Bayern are just passing the ball horizontally, taking mercy on Mainz as they run out the rest of the clock. It's been another professional display from them.
    • 90'
      For the second time in this game, the referee ends the half without any injury time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    spain
    Javi Martínez
    8
    67'Substituted
    Attacker
    brazil
    Douglas Costa
    11
    70'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    denmark
    Bo Svensson
    germany
    Hans-Dieter Flick

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 16 11
    Yellow Cards 1 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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