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Fr, 02/12/16, 20:30
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Bundesliga, Matchday 13
  1. goal
    4'Jhon Córdoba
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
13
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:2)
  1. goal
    8'Robert Lewandowski
  2. goal
    21'Arjen Robben
  3. goal
    90'+2Robert Lewandowski
  1. goal
    4'Jhon Córdoba
  2. goal
    8'Robert Lewandowski
  3. goal
    21'Arjen Robben
  4. goal
    90'+2Robert Lewandowski
Fr, 02/12/16, 20:30
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Bundesliga, Matchday 13
  1. yellow card
    83'Jhon Córdoba
  2. yellow card
    85'Stefan Bell
  3. yellow card
    90'+1Leon Balogun
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
13
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:2)
  1. yellow card
    44'Javi Martínez
  2. yellow card
    76'Robert Lewandowski
  1. yellow card
    44'Javi Martínez
  2. yellow card
    76'Robert Lewandowski
  3. yellow card
    83'Jhon Córdoba
  4. yellow card
    85'Stefan Bell
  5. yellow card
    90'+1Leon Balogun
Fr, 02/12/16, 20:30
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Bundesliga, Matchday 13
  1. substitution
    62'Levin Öztunali for Alexander Hack
  2. substitution
    72'Danny Latza for Fabian Frei
  3. substitution
    81'Pablo De Blasis for André Ramalho
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
13
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:2)
  1. substitution
    66'Douglas Costa for Franck Ribéry
  2. substitution
    77'Arturo Vidal for Joshua Kimmich
  3. substitution
    87'Renato Sanches for Thomas Müller
  1. substitution
    62'Levin Öztunali for Alexander Hack
  2. substitution
    66'Douglas Costa for Franck Ribéry
  3. substitution
    72'Danny Latza for Fabian Frei
  4. substitution
    77'Arturo Vidal for Joshua Kimmich
  5. substitution
    81'Pablo De Blasis for André Ramalho
  6. substitution
    87'Renato Sanches for Thomas Müller
Fr, 02/12/16, 20:30
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Bundesliga, Matchday 13
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
13
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:2)
Stadium/AttendanceOpel Arena, Mainz34000 viewers
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Arjen and two-goal Lewy down Mainz

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FC Bayern reclaimed first place in the Bundesliga overnight thanks to a 3-1 victory away to FSV Mainz on Friday. The night began with a shock for the German record champions as Jhon Cordoba scored for the hosts after three minutes, but the Bavarians soon turned the tide, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben finding the net before half-time. Lewandowski then closed out the win with a free-kick in second-half stoppage time.

The champions lined up with Manuel Neuer in goal and a back four comprising Joshua Kimmich, Javi Martínez, Mats Hummels and David Alaba. Philipp Lahm and Thiago took up station in defensive midfield, and the forward line featured Robben, Thomas Müller, Franck Ribéry and Lewandowski.

Carlo Ancelotti made two changes to the team that saw off Leverkusen last Weekend. Milestone man Robben, who made his 150th Bundesliga appearance, and Franck Ribéry took over from Xabi Alonso and Douglas Costa. It was the first time since March (against Mainz) that the two wingers made Bayern's starting XI - and the first time Ancelotti deviated from his usual 4-3-3 formation, opting for 4-2-3-1 instead. The Bayern head coach will feel vindicated by his team's performance.

After a minute's silence for the victims of the plane crash in South America, the 34,000 capacity crowd saw a frantic opening phase with chances at either end, and the scoreline soon reflected the happenings on the pitch. The match began with a shock for the visitors as Mainz's Cordoba ghosted past the Bayern rearguard and struck the ball into the far corner from 15 yards.

The German record champions replied almost immediately. Lahm, who turned in a superb display, recovered the ball on the edge of the Bayern box. Three passes and 80 yards later the Bayern faithful at the Opel-Arena rose to hail Lewandowski's equaliser. Robben shone with great pace, squaring the ball to the Pole who calmly went on to level the scores. Ten minutes later it was the Dutchman who scored, putting the Munich men ahead with a sumptuous header following a pinpoint cross by Müller.

Lewy wraps it up

Bayern continued to dominate proceedings after the interval, but failed to create any gilt-edged chances at first. Most notably, Robben missed two opportunities, seeing one denied by Mainz netminder Jonas Lössl and the second shot deflected. Ancelotti's men controlled the match and were rarely in danger, but a third goal refused to come until the hosts gave away a free-kick 20 yards from goal with the final whistle imminent. Up stepped Lewandowski to wrap up the points with a brilliant drive into the corner of the net, setting a record: it was his fourth brace away to Mainz on the bounce.

The result means Bayern have 30 points from 13 matches, claiming top spot in the Bundesliga table overnight. The Bavarians are equal on points with RB Leipzig who face Schalke on Saturday evening. The Reds will be back in action on Tuesday, when they entertain Atlético in the final Champions League group match.

Live match report for fcbayern.comby Gregor Salmen

FSV Mainz 05 - FC Bayern 1-3 (H-T: 1-2)

FSV MainzLössl - Balogun, Bell, Hack (Öztunali 62) - Bussmann - Donati, Frei (Latza 72), Ramalho (De Blasis 81), Malli, Brosinski - Cordoba, Onisiwo
SubsHuth - Bungert, Bussmann, Seydel
FC BayernNeuer - Kimmich (Vidal 77), Martínez, Hummels, Alaba - Lahm, Thiago - Robben, Müller (Sanches 87), Ribéry (Costa 66) - Lewandowski
SubsUlreich - Bernat, Rafinha, Boateng, Vidal
RefereeDaniel Siebert (Berlin)
Attendance34,000 (capacity)
Goals1-0 Cordoba (4), 1-1 Lewandowski (8), 1-2 Robben (21), 1-3 Lewandowski (90+2)
Yellow cardsCordoba (83), Bell (85), Balogun (90+1) / Martínez (44), Lewandowski (76)

 


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