German Bundesliga
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FSV Mainz 05 0-2 Bayern Munich

Bastian Schweinsteiger heads home

Bayern Munich can clinch the Bundesliga title on Tuesday with a record seven games to spare despite leaving it late to defeat Mainz.

The champions could have clinched the crown on Saturday had Schalke and Borussia Dortmund dropped points, but both sides won.

Instead, victory at Hertha Berlin will see them beat last season's record of winning with six games left.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Gotze got their late goals at Mainz.

For 82 minutes, it looked like their chance to win it in record time might be gone but Schweinsteiger headed home Xherdan Shaqiri's cross to put them ahead. Franck Ribery then rounded goalkeeper Loris Karius before passing to Gotze to seal it.

The German giants, who have now won 18 Bundesliga games in a row and not lost in 51 league matches, can clinch their 24th league title during the week.

Coach Pep Guardiola, who has not lost a league match since being hired in the summer, said: "We've played very good opponents and we've won. We've extended our record to 18 wins on the trot. That's the result of a lot of hard work.

"I'm just pleased about winning today against one of the toughest teams we'll face this season. We only need one more win now. It's in our own hands. We can be champions in the capital on Tuesday."

Schweinsteiger said: "You always have to work hard for victory here in Mainz. They're very aggressive and they press high up the field. The first half wasn't easy, but they were tired towards the end. We're not really concerned about when we win the title."

Bayern would have won the title on Saturday had Borussia Dortmund not overcome Hannover 3-0, and Schalke beaten bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig 3-1.

Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski - who is joining Bayern in the summer - and Marco Reus scored Dortmund's goals.

Schalke won thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Adam Szalai. Benjamin Kessel scored for the visitors.

Line-ups

Mainz 05

  • 21Karius
  • 3Pospech
  • 24Park Joo-ho
  • 6Geis
  • 16Bell
  • 4Noveski
  • 27Müller
  • 8MoritzBooked at 84minsSubstituted forMalliat 84'minutes
  • 23Okazaki
  • 13Koo Ja-cheolSubstituted forSallerat 45'minutes
  • 10Choupo-MotingSubstituted forBungertat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Saller
  • 11Malli
  • 15Kresic
  • 19Soto
  • 20Diaz Campbell
  • 22Koch
  • 26Bungert

Bayern Mun

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 27Alaba
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 17Boateng
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forShaqiriat 73'minutes
  • 39Kroos
  • 9MandzukicSubstituted forPizarroat 81'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forGötzeat 64'minutes
  • 7Ribéry

Substitutes

  • 4Dante
  • 5van Buyten
  • 11Shaqiri
  • 13Rafinha
  • 14Pizarro
  • 19Götze
  • 22Starke
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
34,000

Match Stats

Home TeamMainz 05Away TeamBayern Mun
Possession
Home22%
Away78%
Shots
Home4
Away23
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0, FC Bayern München 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0, FC Bayern München 2.

Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benedikt Saller (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Goal!

Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 0, FC Bayern München 2. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Yunus Malli replaces Christoph Moritz.

Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christoph Moritz (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Goal!

Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 0, FC Bayern München 1. Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Christoph Moritz.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München).

Niko Bungert (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Loris Karius tries a through ball, but Shinji Okazaki is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Xherdan Shaqiri replaces Arjen Robben.

Foul by Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München).

Niko Bungert (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Zdenek Pospech.

Attempt saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Dangerous play by Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München).

Stefan Bell (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benedikt Saller (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Mario Götze replaces Thomas Müller.

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by David Alaba.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Javi Martínez tries a through ball, but Arjen Robben is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Niko Bungert replaces Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Attempt missed. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nicolai Müller.

Attempt missed. Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Johannes Geis.

Attempt blocked. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Loris Karius.

Attempt saved. Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by David Alaba with a cross.

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