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Bayern Munich 6-0 Mainz 05: James Rodriguez hat-trick helps champions retake Bundesliga lead

James Rodriguez (centre)
James Rodriguez (centre) had only scored four goals for Bayern this season prior to Sunday's hat-trick

James Rodriguez scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich brushed off their midweek Champions League exit with a thumping win over Mainz to regain top spot in the Bundesliga.

Bayern are level on points with Borussia Dortmund but have the better goal difference by seven.

Robert Lewandowski flicked home the opener before Rodriguez scored his first and Kingsley Coman made it 3-0.

Rodriguez fired in twice more before Alphonso Davies slotted in the sixth.

It was the 18-year-old Canadian's first goal for Bayern and he became the club's youngest scorer since Roque Santa Cruz in 1999.

RB Leipzig defeated Schalke 1-0 on Saturday to remain third, 11 points behind the top two, while Marco Reus' stoppage-time strike helped Borussia Dortmund come from 2-1 down to beat Hertha Berlin.

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski (centre) beat keeper Florian Muller with a sharp flick at the near post

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Neuer
  • 32Kimmich
  • 4SüleBooked at 72mins
  • 17Boateng
  • 27AlabaSubstituted forDaviesat 59'minutes
  • 11RodríguezSubstituted forFerreira de Souzaat 73'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 18Goretzka
  • 25Müller
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 29ComanSubstituted forRibéryat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hummels
  • 7Ribéry
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 19Davies
  • 26Ulreich
  • 33Mai
  • 35Renato Sanches

Mainz

Formation 4-5-1

  • 22Müller
  • 18Brosinski
  • 16Bell
  • 42Hack
  • 19Niakhaté
  • 21Onisiwo
  • 8ÖztunaliSubstituted forDonatiat 75'minutes
  • 25Gbamin
  • 6Latza
  • 5BoëtiusSubstituted forKundeat 45'minutes
  • 9MatetaSubstituted forMartínat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Donati
  • 3Martín
  • 7Quaison
  • 10Maxim
  • 14Kunde
  • 20Ujah
  • 27Zentner
Referee:
Frank Willenborg
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamMainz
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home22
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 6, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 6, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jérôme Boateng.

  4. Post update

    Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Moussa Niakhaté (1. FSV Mainz 05).

  6. Post update

    Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Florian Müller tries a through ball, but Karim Onisiwo is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Giulio Donati.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

  9. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Moussa Niakhaté.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Giulio Donati (1. FSV Mainz 05).

  13. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. Alphonso Davies tries a through ball, but Robert Lewandowski is caught offside.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Giulio Donati replaces Levin Öztunali.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

  16. Post update

    Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Rafinha replaces James Rodríguez.

  18. Booking

    Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München).

  20. Post update

    Pierre Kunde (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th March 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich26193468274160
2B Dortmund26186264303460
3RB Leipzig26147544202449
4B Mgladbach26145745311447
5Frankfurt26137651302146
6B Leverkusen26133104740742
7Wolfsburg2612684439542
8Werder Bremen2610974638839
9Hoffenheim26911650381238
10Hertha Berlin269894039135
11Freiburg2671093742-531
12Düsseldorf2694133350-1731
13Mainz2686122745-1830
14Augsburg2667133747-1025
15Schalke2665152744-1723
16Stuttgart2655162656-3020
17Hannover2635182461-3714
18Nuremberg2627171952-3313
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