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Bayern Munich beat Mainz to go top as title rivals draw

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski has scored 85 times in his last 100 appearances for Bayern Munich and Poland

Bayern Munich are top of the Bundesliga thanks to victory over Mainz as title rivals RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach played out an entertaining draw.

Robert Lewandowski headed Bayern ahead at Mainz and Thomas Muller doubled their lead with Thiago scoring a fine solo goal before Jerry St Juste's consolation.

Hans-Dieter Flick's side are now one point above previous leaders RB Leipzig going into next Sunday's fixture between the teams.

Leipzig could have returned to the top had they beaten Gladbach, but they were relieved to have a point after coming from 2-0 down.

Fourth-placed Gladbach, who are three points behind Bayern, led 2-0 through goals from Alassane Plea and Jonas Hofmann.

Patrick Schick pulled one back after Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer dropped a corner and the momentum swung when Plea was sent off for two bookings for dissent in a row.

Christopher Nkunku rescued Leipzig with a wonderful 20-yard strike in the 89th minute.

Borussia Dortmund moved up to third place with a 5-0 win over Union Berlin.

Line-ups

Mainz

  • 27Zentner
  • 34Baku
  • 4St. JusteBooked at 57mins
  • 19Niakhaté
  • 18Brosinski
  • 14KundeSubstituted forLatzaat 32'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 35Barreiro MartinsSubstituted forOnisiwoat 72'minutes
  • 8Öztunali
  • 5BoëtiusBooked at 87mins
  • 7Quaison
  • 9MatetaSubstituted forSzalaiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Müller
  • 3Martín
  • 6Latza
  • 11Ji
  • 13Bruma
  • 21Onisiwo
  • 23Mwene
  • 28Szalai
  • 29Burkardt

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 17Boateng
  • 27Alaba
  • 19Davies
  • 32Kimmich
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forGnabryat 65'minutes
  • 18GoretzkaBooked at 65minsSubstituted forCoutinhoat 65'minutes
  • 14PerisicSubstituted forTolissoat 90'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 2Odriozola
  • 10Coutinho
  • 11Cuisance
  • 22Gnabry
  • 24Tolisso
  • 26Ulreich
  • 35Zirkzee
Referee:
Bastian Dankert
Attendance:
33,305

Match Stats

Home TeamMainzAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, FC Bayern München 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, FC Bayern München 3.

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Jeremiah St. Juste tries a through ball, but Robin Quaison is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jeremiah St. Juste (1. FSV Mainz 05) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Brosinski with a cross following a corner.

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Thiago.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Corentin Tolisso replaces Ivan Perisic.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Brosinski.

Booking

Danny Latza (1. FSV Mainz 05) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Latza (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Booking

Jean-Paul Boëtius (1. FSV Mainz 05) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Paul Boëtius (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

Attempt missed. Daniel Brosinski (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München).

Ádám Szalai (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern München).

Ridle Baku (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (FC Bayern München) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Ivan Perisic (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Moussa Niakhaté.

Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thiago.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Ádám Szalai replaces Jean-Philippe Mateta.

Hand ball by Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München).

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Karim Onisiwo replaces Leandro Barreiro Martins because of an injury.

Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Latza (1. FSV Mainz 05).

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

Foul by Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München).

Jean-Paul Boëtius (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robin Quaison (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Serge Gnabry replaces Thomas Müller.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Philippe Coutinho replaces Leon Goretzka.

Booking

Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 1st February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich20133458233542
2RB Leipzig20125353252841
3B Dortmund20116356282839
4B Mgladbach20123538231539
5B Leverkusen2010463124734
6Schalke209743126534
7Hoffenheim2010373131033
8Freiburg198562926329
9Augsburg207583339-626
10Frankfurt207493231125
11Wolfsburg196672023-324
12Union Berlin2072112332-923
13Hertha Berlin206592434-1023
14Köln1962112338-1520
15Mainz2060142847-1918
16Werder Bremen2045112546-2117
17Düsseldorf2044121941-2216
18Paderborn1943122340-1715
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