• A. Robben 64’
  • 26’ Jairo Samperio
  • 86’ J. Córdoba
0 Extra Time 0
1 Full Time 2
0 Half Time 1
Attendance 75,000


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
    • 90'
      JUST WIDE! That might do it! Bernat's cross is met by a towering Lewandowski, but the striker can't get his header to nestle in at the far post. Karius is in no rush to take this ensuing goal-kick as Mainz have just about seen this one out!
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      That's all for our live coverage from Munich, thanks for following along! Good bye.
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      Jhon Cordoba came off the bench to shock Die Roten at the Allianz Arena with his 86th minute winner, handing them a first league loss at this venue since May! For Mainz it's a real statement victory, as they remain in a tie for the final Champions League place. Celebrations ensue on the pitch from t
    • 0'
      Jairo Samperio has the visitors in front at the interval with their only shot of the first half. Bayern have dominated possession, as expected, but have been limited to just a few clear-cut chances which Karius has turned aside brilliantly. We're in for an exciting final 45 minutes at the Allianz Ar
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      The visitors make two changes of their own. Alexander Hack comes into defence to form a five-man back line alongside Leon Balogun, Niko Bungert, Giulio Donati and Gaetan Bussmann. Striker Jhon Cordoba gives way to make room, with Yunus Malli elected to lead the line. The other swap sees Pablo De Bla
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      Wholesale changes made by Pep Guardiola following their victory over Wolfsburg. Rafinha returns from suspension and takes the place of Philipp Lahm, while Mehdi Benatia is back to take his place in the centre of defence, forcing Joshua Kimmich to the bench. The big news surrounds Frenchman Franck Ri
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      SUBS: Latza, Moritz, Cordoba, Brosinski, Curci, De Blasis, Serdar.
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      MAINZ (5-4-1): Karius; Donati, Balogun, Hack, Bungert, Bussmann; Clemens, Baumgartlinger, Frei, Jairo; Malli.
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      SUBS: Tasci, Costa, Gotze, Rode, Muller, Ulreich, Kimmich.
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      BAYERN (4-5-1): Neuer; Rafinha, Benatia, Alaba, Bernat; Robben, Coman, Vidal, Thiago, Ribery; Lewandowski.
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      Mainz made a statement regarding their top-four aspirations on Sunday when they dispatched Leverkusen 3-1 at the Coface Arena. It put them into a tie for the final Champions League spot with Monchengladbach with 11 games remaining. Matches away to Bayern and Dortmund in the next two weeks will provi
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      Hello and welcome to live coverage from the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich look to maintain their healthy lead atop the table when they take on surprise top-four contenders Mainz. This match marks the start of a crucial week for Die Roten’s title bid, with an eight-point lead at the summit and a dat
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      Underway at the Allianz Arena!
    • 3'
      Tedious start in Munich, though the hosts have dominated possession. A Coman cross has posed the only real worry for Mainz in the early going, but they dealt with it appropriately. It's clear they're going to sit back with everyone behind the ball in the hopes of frustrating this lethal Bayern attac
    • 5'
      Vidal certainly looks extra feisty this evening, and a foul from him allows the visitors the opportunity to whip in a free-kick from the left. The delivery is inviting, but Hack can only head over the bar. Mainz have some big bodies in the team today that could prove to be a threat from set-pieces.
    • 7'
      STAT: Robert Lewandowski has scored nine goals in his last six Bundesliga appearances against the 05ers. He netted in each of these games, including braces in three of them. The Poland international has also never lost against them in a top-flight match (W9, D1).
    • 9'
      Bayern are managing consistent and concentrated possession is the attacking half, but they're having a difficult time trying to generate much early on. There's so many white shirts back in defence that it's proving a daunting task for them to even find space, let along get behind the back line.
    • 11'
      Almost through! Excellent running from Ribery, who Bayern will be thrilled to have back in the team today. The Frenchman sprints half the length of the pitch before picking out Lewandowski, who so nearly sends Robben through on the right - but Bungert did very well to intervene.
    • 13'
      OUTSTANDING SAVE! Ribery is the architect again, making strides down the left before picking out Vidal at the top of the area with a clever, chipped pass. The Chilean strikes first-time, sending a venomous volley at goal, but Karius dives to his right to make a stunning save! Incredibly strong hands
    • 15'
      NO IDEA HOW THAT STAYED OUT! Karius is having himself a heck of an opening quarter of an hour, this time getting down to his left to deny Bernat from in close after Ribery had played him through on goal. The rebound comes out for Lewandowski, but Mainz manage to scramble clear!
    • 17'
      You can understand Mainz's hesitation to take any sort of risks outside of defence, but they have to do more to keep the ball and provide their back line with a bit of respite. Sitting back against this Bayern team is sensible, but it's also only a matter of time before they will be undone. Die Rote
    • 19'
      STAT: For the first time in a Bundesliga game since February 4th 2011 (for FC Schalke at Dortmund, 0-0), Manuel Neuer made eight saves against Wolfsburg last time out.
    • 21'
      Mainz have managed to settle in a bit at the back, and are starting to make life a bit more difficult on the hosts. With 10 men behind the ball, slower periods are to be expected, however, with Bayern always favoured to find their way out of them. The visitors need to spend some time of their own in
    • 23'
      Ribery has been exceptional thus far for Die Roten. It's been over a year since he's made a start for the club, so a bit of rust would have been understandable, but that's proving not to be the case by any means. Everything is being worked through him on the left, while he's developed a nice chemist
    • 26'
      G Jairo Samperio Assist G. Donati
    • 26'
      Wonderful work from Donati to get forward himself and pick up the assist, after a good piece of defending moments earlier on Ribery.
    • 26'
      MAINZ TAKE A SHOCK LEAD AT THE ALLIANZ! Donati makes a terrific run down the right as the visitors get their first real chance on the break, and he sends a low cross into the area. Malli lets it run for Jairo Samperio, who meets it at the far post and sends the ball crashing into the ceiling of the
    • 28'
      The shock truly is on in Munich at the moment. There's plenty of football left to play, but Mainz have stolen the lead with their first shot of the game! Karius' earlier saves at the other end are proving even more crucial now.
    • 30'
      STAT: Mainz lost their seventh successive Bundesliga game against Bayern in the reverse fixture (MD7) - their longest losing run against a top-flight side.
    • 32'
      There's a growing belief in this Mainz team that this may just be their night. Bayern are frustrated with how this first half has played out, and you can hardly blame them. They created some great chances earlier on, but Karius made some equally impressive saves and their attack has really fizzled o
    • 34'
      The 05ers are closing down their gaps much better in defence now, and have two white shirts getting after the ball for every one red shirt. Bayern are really struggling to find an opening at the moment as it remains so congested in and around the Mainz penalty area.
    • 36'
      There hasn't been a variation in the pattern of this match over the last five minutes. Bayern keep the ball on the edge of the final third, patiently waiting for an opening. Said opening doesn't arrive, so a ball is forced into the area and Mainz deal with it. The cycle certainly isn't flattering fo
    • 38'
      The last thing Bayern want is to go into the half behind. The opportunity for Mainz to get some much-needed rest at the interval and come out refreshed and energised in the second half is a dangerous prospect for Die Roten.
    • 40'
      STAT: Bayern's run of seven wins on the bounce against the 05ers isn't their longest ongoing sequence of victories against a current Bundesliga outfit. They are on longer winning streaks against Stuttgart (11), Bremen (10), Hertha BSC (9) and Hannover (8).
    • 42'
      INCHES WIDE! Lovely individual effort from Robben who manages to turn his defender and get onto his favoured left foot. From just inside the area he curls a well-hit shot towards the far post, but it drifts just an inch or two wide!
    • 44'
      It's looking more and more like Mainz will be able to see this lead into the break. There doesn't figure to be much, if any, time added on, and a good piece of play from Baumgartlinger gets the 05ers out of defence and pins the ball deep in the Bayern end.
    • 45'
    • 46'
      SI D. Latza SO G. Donati
    • 46'
      Centre-half Niko Bungert is replaced at the interval by Danny Latza, a natural midfielder.
    • 46'
      Back underway in Munich!
    • 48'
      The second half begins much like the first left off. Bayern are dominating possession, with the tempo struggling to take off and creativity proving in short supply. The hosts will be hoping persistence pays off, but it has to be quite frustrating for them in the meantime.
    • 50'
      Rafinha becomes the first player booked, stopping a Mainz counter that appeared to have a bit of promise following an errant pass from Vidal.
    • 51'
      SI T. Müller SO G. Donati
    • 51'
      Kingsley Coman's night comes to a disappointing end as he's replaced by Thomas Muller. The timing of the change is interesting from Guardiola. Why not make it at the half?
    • 52'
      STAT: Bayern have inflicted more Bundesliga defeats on Mainz (14) and netted more top-flight goals against them (50) than any other side.
    • 54'
      GREAT CHANCE! Another counter from the visitors and it nearly results in their second of the night. Malli is setup inside the area, but he slices his shot miles wide in the end! That was the best look of the night so far for the striker and he got it all wrong.
    • 56'
      Karius is called into action for the first time in this second half as he has to scurry over to his right-hand side to keep out another Vidal effort from range. Bayern are starting to turn up the style as they search for the elusive equaliser.
    • 58'
      Bayern need to develop a greater sense of urgency. They don't exactly have to rush things just yet, but their slow, patient, relaxed approach in attack is not striking much fear into this Mainz defence.
    • 60'
      SI Douglas Costa SO G. Donati
    • 60'
      SI J. Córdoba SO G. Donati
    • 60'
      The visitors make their second switch as well and it's Colombian striker Jhon Cordoba who comes on in place of Malli.
    • 60'
      The hosts make their second change with Douglas Costa on to replace Thiago, who spent most of the evening on the periphery.
    • 62'
      Balogun becomes the first Mainz player booked as he takes out Ribery, which should present the hosts with a good opportunity from the ensuing set-piece.
    • 63'
      LETDOWN! Benatia rises over Hack to meet Ribery's delivery from the free-kick, but he can't direct his header on target! That simply had to be better from the Moroccan, who is usually a sound header of the ball.
    • 64'
      G A. Robben Assist G. Donati
    • 64'
      Vidal did well to spot the Dutchman there and is credited with the assist.
    • 64'
      MAINZ RESISTANCE IS BROKEN! Stunning strike from Robben who unloads a bullet from 25-yards out that finds its way past a diving Karius and into the bottom corner! Oh how Bayern needed that!
    • 66'
      STAT: FCB are unbeaten in nine midweek Bundesliga matches (W7, D2), whereas Mainz have won none of their last five (D3, L2).
    • 68'
      The scene is set now for the final 20 minutes inside the Allianz Arena! Mainz will still be more than content with a point from this match, but Bayern will certainly do everything in their power to deny them. Is there a winner to be had?
    • 70'
      Exquisite tackle from Vidal! The Chilean slides in to break up a promising Mainz attack, before starting his side the other way on a counter of their own. Robben's intended ball through for Ribery is cut out, however, as the chance fizzles out.
    • 72'
      Bayern continue to grow more prominent in attack, but their momentum is temporarily halted here as Donati goes down injured, forcing the ref to invite the medical staff onto the pitch. The hosts will have to wait to take their corner.
    • 73'
      SI D. Brosinski SO G. Donati
    • 74'
      Donati is replaced by Daniel Brosinski, and much to the dismay of Robben and the Bayern players, the substitute is allowed to come onto the pitch before the corner is taken.
    • 76'
      STAT: Pep Guardiola has won all five of his league meetings against Mainz (they are among five teams to suffer the same fate). He only has longer 100% winning records against two sides as a head coach: Real Zaragoza (6) and Malaga (8).
    • 78'
      The tempo has fizzled out drastically, with Mainz doing a much better job alleviating pressure on their back line. Possession has actually evened out - or close to it at least - over the last five minutes. Guardiola is growing anxious on the touchline and has prepared his final change.
    • 80'
      NEARLY THERE! Terrific interplay in attack from the hosts, as the ball is worked all the way across to Robben. The Dutchman fakes onto his left before cutting to the byline and leaving Bussmann in his dust. He powers a low cross into the centre, but Balogun is able to turn it aside!
    • 82'
      Mainz are inching towards a precious point, and although fatigue is certainly starting to set in, they aren't showing it. Rafinha is the latest to find space down the left, but his cross is blocked by an excellent slide from Latza. Time is running out on the hosts.
    • 84'
      Bussmann is booked for dragging down Rafinha along the edge of the area, which gives Bayern a great opportunity to try and fashion a winner from the ensuing free-kick.
    • 86'
      G J. Córdoba Assist G. Donati
    • 86'
      Terrific pass from Baumgartlinger to pick out the substitute there in the build-up!
    • 86'
      MAINZ RESTORE THEIR LEAD! Shock sets in all throughout the Allianz arena as substitute Jhon Cordoba takes a pass atop the area and places a brilliant finish past Neuer and in at the near post! Bayern are on the verge of defeat on home soil - about as rare as a Loch Ness monster spotting!
    • 88'
      Bayern don't appear to have an answer! They're being left frustrated - dragged through the mud by this Mainz defence who have remained so compact and organised throughout. We're approaching unchartered territory on this Wednesday night in Munich!
    • 90'
      BLOCKED THEN CLEARED! Balogun somehow manages to clear his lines after Hack put in a vital block to deny Lewandowski from close range, with Robben carving out yet another chance! The board goes up to indicate four minutes of stoppage time.

    Line Up

    Douglas Costa



    Hans-Dieter Flick
    Bo Svensson



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


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


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


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


    Fouls Conceded 11 10
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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