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Aarón Martín
A. Hanche-Olsen
3 - 1
L. Barreiro
K. Onisiwo
2 - 1
L. Ajorque
1 - 1
D. Kohr
Yellow Card
S. Mané
João Cancelo
0 - 1

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25% 74%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 247 736
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Mainz are next in action in the Bundesliga next Sunday on the road to Wolfsburg. Bayern are in action on the same day at home to Hertha Berlin.
Mainz come from behind to win for the first time this season, defeating league leaders Bayern Munich 3-1 at the Mewa Arena to cap a difficult week for Thomas Tuchel and his team. The visitors took the lead in the first half through Sadio Mane when he headed home Joao Cancelo's cross at the back post. However, Mainz responded in the second half as Ludovic Ajorque scored a header of his own before Leandro Barreiro put the hosts ahead. Aaron Martin then secured the three points with a crisp strike from the edge of the box. Bo Svensson's men are now unbeaten in 10 and can put forward a real challenge for a top-six place. Bayern's lead at the top hangs in the balance.
90' + 3' SAVE! Mazraoui cuts the ball back to Tel in the box and he shoots first-time on the turn. His effort has power, but Zentner makes a smart reaction save to turn it away.
90' + 2' Barkok surges forward from the back and looks for a cross towards Onisiwo, but he sees his delivery blocked. He collects the rebound and heads to the corner.
90' + 1' Mainz are in game-management mode and are taking the ball to the corner at every opportunity. They're not taking any chances against the league leaders.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
88' It has been a tough week for Bayern, but the intensity has not been there from the visitors. As soon as Mainz got the equaliser, only one team looked capable of winning the contest.
85' Bayern have been taken apart by Mainz's second-half onslaught. They've offered nothing in the final third themselves and have been duly punished.
A. Hack
E. Fernandes
83' Fernandes can't continue and is replaced at the back by Hack for the closing minutes.
82' Bayern have conceded 10 goals to substitutes in the Bundesliga this season, no team has conceded more.
81' Fernandes is down for the home side after taking a blow. He requires treatment on the field before the game can resume.
S. Gnabry
J. Musiala
80' Musiala has been ineffective today and is replaced by Gnabry.
L. Sané
S. Mané
80' Mane put Bayern ahead in the first half, but has faded in the second half. He is replaced by Sane.
A. Hanche-Olsen
79' Hanche-Olsen latches onto Onisiwo's offload and picks out Aaron in space, who finds the back of the net with a brilliant strike.
Aarón Martín
79' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! AARON MARTIN SCORES A STUNNER!!!!! 3-1 MAINZ! Svensson's men are surely on their way to the three points as Aaron Martin picks out the bottom-right corner with a crisp strike. Mainz put the pressure on in the final third and Hanche-Olsen chooses the right pass again to tee up the full-back. Aaron Martin strikes it first-time and beats Sommer with his precise effort.
78' BLOCK! Ingvartsen collects in the final third and he looks for space to shoot. He gets a left-footed strike away, but sees his effort deflected narrowly wide of the left post.
M. Ingvartsen
L. Ajorque
77' Ajorque continued his fine run in front of goal to notch the equaliser and is now withdrawn for Ingvartsen.
A. Barkok
Lee Jae-Sung
77' Barkok enters the action to replace Lee for the home side.
R. Gravenberch
J. Kimmich
75' Kimmich has been off the boil today and is replaced by Gravenberch in the Bayern midfield.
M. Tel
T. Müller
75' Muller is withdrawn by Tuchel and is replaced by Tel in the final third.
K. Onisiwo
73' Onisiwo collects Ajorque's knockdown and feeds the run of Barreiro and he finds the net with a low strike.
L. Barreiro
73' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! BARREIRO FIRES MAINZ AHEAD!!!!!! 2-1!!!! The home side complete the comeback to take the lead against the league leaders through Barreiro. A long ball forward from the back is headed on by Ajorque towards Onisiwo. He fends off Stanisic and and lays the ball into the path of Barreiro in a central position. The midfielder only needs to beat Sommer and he makes no mistake placing his right-footed strike into the bottom-left corner. Route one, but effective from Svensson's men.
70' The visitors win a series of corners, but the home side are able to clear their lines from all three deliveries from Kimmich. The midfielder has not been at his best today from dead balls.
69' Bayern paid the price for being too passive in their approach. Tuchel's men now need to gain the upper hand if they are to get back in front.
67' Ajorque has now scored in his last four Bundesliga games while Mainz have scored in their last 15 Bundesliga games.
L. Ajorque
65' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! AJORQUE EQUALISES!!! 1-1!!!! Mainz are level as Ajorque heads home from close range. Bayern fail to clear the danger from Aaron Martin's free-kick on the left flank and this time Hanche-Olsen does lift a dangerous cross back into the middle. De Ligt heads away as far as Lee, who shoots into the ground towards the target. Sommer makes the save, but parries it out straight to Ajorque, who directs his header into the top-left corner.
64' Stanisic brings down Lee on the left flank, handing Mainz another free-kick in a useful position.
A. Stach
D. Kohr
64' Stach replaces Kohr in the middle of the park for the home side.
62' Musiala brings down Widmer on the right flank, but the hosts waste the resulting free-kick as Hanche-Olsen fires a cross following the first delivery out for a goal-kick.
D. Kohr
Yellow Card
60' Kohr goes into the book for a shove on Musiala.
60' CHANCE! Muller latches onto a cutback from Mazraoui in the box down the right flank, only to scuff his first-time effort away from the net. It has not been his day in front of goal.
59' Cancelo drops his shoulder down the left flank and curls a cross into the box that Zentner dives off his line to claim.
Aarón Martín
Yellow Card
57' Aaron Martin pulls back Mazraoui on the charge and goes into the book.
56' WIDE! Muller latches onto a loose ball after Hanche-Olsen tackles Musiala on the edge of the box. The forward shoots first-time, but sends his effort narrowly wide of the target.
54' Kimmich loses possession to Barreiro in the Bayern box, but the Mainz midfielder stumbles as he tries to gather the loose ball. Sommer races out to claim it, and the Mainz appeals for a penalty are turned down.
53' WIDE! Aaron latches on to a loose ball 25 yards from goal and pulls the trigger on a left-footed strike that travels through a crowd and zips past the right post.
51' Mainz are looking to get on the ball in their own half and are not just presenting Bayern with possession. Svensson needs his team to get on the front foot.
49' OVER! Onisiwo twists and turns in the inside-left channel and forces a low ball towards the near post. Ajorque gets ahead of Upamecano, but can only lift his strike over the top.
47' Mane drives at the Mainz defence and tries to offload to Muller in the box, but the Bayern skipper turns the wrong way and the ball travels through to Zentner.
46' We're back under way at the Mewa Arena.
Aarón Martín
A. Caci
46' Caci makes way for Aaron Martin at the break for the home side.
Mainz were just building a platform in the game before they were undone by a piece of brilliance from Cancelo as his cross was converted by Mane. The home side are still in the contest, but need to make improvements in the final third to put Bayern under pressure at the back.
Bayern hold a 1-0 lead at the break against Mainz in their Bundesliga clash. Sadio Mane had a goal disallowed for offside, but returned later in the half to head Joao Cancelo's cross into the back of the net. There has been little between the two sides as Thomas Muller had a strike blocked, while Leandro Barreiro has been active in the final third for the home side without being clinical.
45' + 2' Muller wheels into space down the right flank and he sends a cross into the middle, but there's no one in a black shirt there to attack the ball before Widmer clears.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
44' BLOCK! Onisiwo lines up a drive at goal after being teed by by Lee 25 yards out, only to see his effort charged down by Stanisic.
42' Onisiwo has a great chance to break through the Bayern defence, but he loses his footing as he reaches the edge of the box and spurns a golden chance.
40' Bayern are dominating possession without making further inroads. Mainz are trying to keep the visitors in front of them by playing a deep line.
38' Mainz are struggling to make an impression in the Bayern half at the moment. Svensson will be wanting to get his side into the break without further damage to the scoreline.
36' Lee loses possession in the middle of the park and Kimmich looks for the immediate ball over the top for Mane, but he just misplaced his offload to the wrong side of the forward.
34' Mainz have failed to win in their last 16 matches after conceding the opening goal in the Bundesliga dating back to 18th February 2022 against Bayer Leverkusen.
33' CHANCE! Cancelo goes on the overlap down the left flank to latch onto Musiala's pass, only to steer his right-footed strike over the bar. Mainz are on the ropes here.
31' CLOSE! Musiala almost makes it 2-0 Bayern. Mazraoui breaks down the right flank and supplies an excellent cross for Musiala to attack in the middle. He glances his header away from Zentner, but it drifts inches wide of the left post.
João Cancelo
29' Cancelo produces a brilliant delivery from the left flank as he arcs his cross to the back post for Mane to score.
S. Mané
29' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MANE HEADS HOME!!!! 1-0 BAYERN!!!!! Bayern take the lead as Mane heads Cancelo's pinpoint cross into the net at the back post. Cancelo is allowed to cut back onto his right foot on a surge down the left flank. He delivers a perfect cross that takes Zentner out of the game and allows Mane to steer his header into the bottom-right corner.
28' BLOCK! Lee bursts past Stanisic and cuts the ball back for Barreiro to strike. Kimmich dives in and is able to block the Luxembourg international's shot over the top.
26' Barreiro pounces on a mistake by Stanisic and charges into the box, but he can only send his strike on the stretch into the side-netting.
25' Kimmich has not found his range yet as he scoops his ball over the top straight into the hands of Zentner.
23' Fernandes is the latest Mainz defender to concede a corner, but the home side deal with Kimmich's delivery comfortably before Onisiwo finds space on the counter.
21' Bayern win a corner down the left flank as Cancelo knocks the ball off Widmer. Kimmich whips a cross into the box, but Zentner comes through a crowd to make the claim.
18' It has been a balanced contest so far. Bayern are edging possession, but the Mainz defence are stoic at the back and are not giving the visitors any room to manoeuvre.
15' DISALLOWED GOAL! Mane clips the the ball over Zentner into the back of the net, but the offside flag goes up immediately as he strays a fraction off from Musiala's pass.
14' BLOCK! Widmer makes a crucial block to deny Muller. A slip by Bell allows Mane to surge into the Mainz box and he spots Muller in space. The Bayern skipper collects his cutback and shoots first-time, only to see his effort brilliantly blocked by a sliding Widmer.
13' Kimmich arcs a ball over the top of the Mainz defence for Mazraoui to chase. He sends a cutback into the middle that is cleared by Fernandes, although he was offside anyway.
11' Svensson will be satisfied with his side's start to the game. They've had the ball in decent areas and have kept Bayern at arm's length.
N. Mazraoui
A. Davies
9' Davies makes way with a hamstring injury and is replaced by Mazraoui.
8' Trouble for Davies as he surges down the left flank and immediately pulls up clutching his left hamstring. He knows he needs to go off here.
6' Fernandes whips a free-kick into the box for Widmer to attack, but he glances his header over the top. The offside flag goes up late anyway.
5' Barreiro is brought down by Kimmich in the final third, handing Mainz another free-kick in a useful position.
4' Widmer sends a cross into the box that Hanche-Olsen keeps alive at the back post with a header, but Sommer makes the grab ahead of Bell.
3' Ajorque goes down under pressure from Upamecano and wins a free-kick on the right flank. Mainz have the chance to send a cross into the Bayern box.
3' Kimmich's cross makes it through to Davies in the box on the left flank. He goes for a strike on his right foot, but sees his effort blocked.
1' We're under way at the Mewa Arena.
Mainz have won both their Bundesliga home games against Bayern under Bo Svensson, as many victories as they managed from their first 14 top-flight home matches against them combined.
Bayern make four changes to their side from their draw against Manchester City during the week. Stanisic comes into the backline to replace Benjamin Pavard. Davies slots into left wing-back role, while Muller and Mane lead the line for Tuchel's men. Sane and Coman drop to the bench, while Eric Choupo-Moting and Pavard are absent from the squad.
Mainz have made one change to their side from their draw against Koln last time out.Lee Jae-Sung comes into the side to replace Stach in the final third, with the latter dropping to the bench. Onisiwo continues to lead the line for Svensson's men.
BAYERN SUBS: Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman, Daley Blind, Sven Ulreich, Ryan Gravenberch, Mathys Tel, Noussair Mazraoui.
BAYERN (3-5-2): Yann Sommer; Josip Stanisic, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt; Joao Cancelo, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Alphonso Davies; Thomas Muller, Sadio Mane.
MAINZ SUBS: Finn Dahmen, Aaron Martin, Aymen Barkok, Anton Stach, Marcus Ingvartsen, Danny da Costa, Delano Burgzorg, Alexander Hack, Nelson Weiper.
MAINZ (3-4-3): Robin Zentner; Edimilson Fernandes, Stefan Bell, Andreas Hanche-Olsen; Silvan Widmer, Leandro Barreiro Martins, Dominik Kohr, Anthony Caci; Lee Jae-Sung, Karim Onisiwo, Ludovic Ajorque.
Bayern will be looking for a response after crashing out of the Champions League during the week in their 4-1 aggregate defeat to Manchester City. Thomas Tuchel and his team earned a 1-1 draw on the night, but the damage was done in the first leg. Bayern now turn their attention back to domestic matters where life has not been straightforward under Tuchel since he replaced Julian Nagelsmann. Bayern earned revenge on Freiburg for their DFB-Pokal defeat, but drew last time out against Hoffenheim. The race for the title is far from over.
Mainz's push for European football has been stymied in recent weeks, although Bo Svensson's men are still unbeaten in their last nine matches. The problem has been draws over the last month, putting forward four stalemates in their last five games, including a 1-1 draw against Koln last time out. Mainz at their best can cause problems for any side in the Bundesliga, highlighted by their impressive 3-0 win over RB Leipzig on the road. Svensson will be looking for a similar outing today.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Bundesliga clash between Mainz and Bayern Munich at the Mewa Arena.