It was the same story that we have seen lately with Bayern Munich: their opponents score first and then they rebound to take the win. It is their eight consecutive game in Bundesliga where they are losing 1-0 but they recover to end unbeaten. This team they beat Mainz 5-2.
The first goal was scored by Burkardt (DEU) at 32′, who charged Boateng (DEU) and then sprinted to the box to shoot it in. Bayern’s players asked for a foul to be marked on that action but it did not happen.
If the first goal was not a surprise maybe the second one was. Mainz scored second by way of Hack (DEU) to end the first half two goals ahead.
But then Bayern would come back in full force and score four times in the second half, with Kimmich (DEU, 50′), Sané (DEU, 55′), Süle (DEU, 70′) and Lewandowski (POL, 76′). Lewandowski’s penalty goal was his 18th goal scored this season, which has his topping Bundesliga’s top scorer list.
And then he extended his lead with a pass from Müller (DEU) from almost the goal line to the box, where Lewandowski threw himself to slide and strike for the 19th.
With this result, Bayern holds their first in the Bundesliga with 33 points, over Leipzig (31) and Leverkusen (28).
Bayern’s next game is Friday, against Mönchengladbach, to open matchday 15.
1 M. Neuer (DEU)
17 J. Boateng (DEU) Substituted by Süle (DEU)
27 D. Alaba (AUT)
5 B. Pavard (FRA) Substituted by Goretzka (DEU)
19 A. Davies (CAN)
24 C. Tolisso (FRA) Substituted by Douglas Costa (BRA)
6 J. Kimmich (DEU) 50′
25 T. Müller (DEU) Substituted by Choup-Moting (CMR)
9 R. Lewandowski (POL) 76′ 83′
7 S. Gnabry (DEU) Substituted by Musiala (ENG)
10 L. Sané (DEU) 55′
Coach: H. Flick
37 F. Dahmen (DEU)
18 D. Brosinski (DEU) Substituted by Stöger (AUT)
23 P. Mwene (AUT) Substituted by Papela (DEU)
42 A. Hack (DEU) 44′
4 J. St. Juste (NED)
6 D. Latza (DEU)
5 J. Boëtius (NED) Substituted by Onisiwo (AUT)
20 E. Fernandes (SUI)
35 L. Barreiro (NED)
7 R. Quaison (SWE) Substituted by Szalai (HUN)
29 J. Burkardt (DEU) 32′ Substituted by Mateta (FRA)
Coach: J. Lichte