1. goal
    48'Jean-Paul Boëtius
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
Final
12
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(0:1)
  1. goal
    39'Leon Goretzka
  2. goal
    62'Thiago
  1. goal
    39'Leon Goretzka
  2. goal
    48'Jean-Paul Boëtius
  3. goal
    62'Thiago
  1. yellow card
    43'Aarón Martín
  2. yellow card
    61'Levin Öztunali
  3. yellow card
    88'Anthony Ujah
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
Final
12
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(0:1)
  1. yellow card
    86'Martínez
  1. yellow card
    43'Aarón Martín
  2. yellow card
    61'Levin Öztunali
  3. yellow card
    86'Martínez
  4. yellow card
    88'Anthony Ujah
  1. substitution
    69'Anthony Ujah for Pierre Kunde
  2. substitution
    69'Robin Quaison for Jean-Philippe Mateta
  3. substitution
    84'Alexandru Maxim for Danny Latza
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
Final
12
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(0:1)
  1. substitution
    55'Renato Sanches for Leon Goretzka
  2. substitution
    57'Franck Ribéry for Serge Gnabry
  3. substitution
    84'Rafinha for Thomas Müller
  1. substitution
    55'Renato Sanches for Leon Goretzka
  2. substitution
    57'Franck Ribéry for Serge Gnabry
  3. substitution
    69'Anthony Ujah for Pierre Kunde
  4. substitution
    69'Robin Quaison for Jean-Philippe Mateta
  5. substitution
    84'Alexandru Maxim for Danny Latza
  6. substitution
    84'Rafinha for Thomas Müller
Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
Final
12
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(0:1)
Stadium/AttendanceOpel Arena, Mainz33305 viewers
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Resolute Reds overcome Mainz

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FC Bayern beat FSV Mainz 2-1 on Saturday. Leon Goretzka put Bayern ahead late in the first half. Jean-Paul Boëtius levelled the scores after half-time, but Thiago sealed the final scoreline of a match in which Bayern hit the woodwork twice and had a goal ruled out.

The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle, Jérôme Boateng and David Alaba in a back four. Javi Martínez filled the holding role behind Thomas Müller, Thiago, Goretzka and Serge Gnabry, with Robert Lewandowski as lone striker. Renato Sanches and Franck Ribéry took over from Goretzka and Gnabry before the hour, Rafinha coming on for Müller in the closing stages.

Leon opens

The 34,000 capacity crowd at the Opel Arena saw the German record champions in the driving seat, but with the hosts solid in defence and occasionally relieving the pressure, the contest was all but devoid of clear-cut chances in the first 25 minutes, Alaba miscuing a free-kick from distance.

Bayern gradually upped the pressure around the half-hour mark, with Kimmich particularly industrious on the right wing. The 23-year-old put Bayern in charge and almost put them in the lead, but his fine curler crashed off the crossbar. Thiago soon had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal did not count because of a foul in the build-up. Goretzka opened the scoring shortly before half-time, volleying a fine Kimmich cross into the far corner of the net. The summer arrival fired another effort over the bar before match official Harm Osmers blew for half-time.

Thiago seals it

The second half began with a shock for Munich, Boëtius beating Bayern's defenders to a cross and slotting past Neuer. The visitors went looking for a reply, Mainz netminder Florian Müller saving a deflected cross. Bayern restored the lead when Thiago tapped in a fine Lewandowski pass.

The contest was frantic at times, with both sides dangerous on the break, Mainz looking for a leveller and Bayern trying to put the game to bed. Martínez saw a fine 25-yarder crash off the post before Süle shone, collecting the ball in his own box, playing a fine give-and-go with Lewandowski and sprinting towards Florian Müller, but the keeper proved equal to his effort. Niko Kovac' troops engaged cruise control now, and with no more chances to come, Osmers blew for full-time.

The result means Bayern have 19 points from nine matches, lying second in the table overnight, two points short of Borussia Dortmund, who drew with Hertha Berlin. The Bavarians will be back in action in just three days, when they travel to face SV Rödinghausen in the DFB Cup before entertaining Freiburg in the Bundesliga next Saturday.

Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

FSV Mainz 05 - FC Bayern 1-2 (HT: 0-1)

FSV Mainz 05

Müller – Brosinski, Bell, Niakhaté, Aaron – Gbamin, Kunde (Quaison 68), Latza (Maxim 83) – Öztunali, Mateta (Ujah 69), Boetius

Subs

Zentner – Onisiwo, Mwene, Hack

FC Bayern

Neuer – Kimmich, Süle, Boateng, Alaba – Martínez – Müller (Rafinha 84), Thiago, Goretzka (Sanches 55), Gnabry (Ribéry 57) – Lewandowski

Subs

Ulreich – Wagner, Hummels, James

Referee

Harm Osmers (Hannover)

Attendance

33,305 (capacity)

Goals

0-1 Goretzka (39), 1-1 Boëtius (48), 1-2 Thiago (62)

Yellow Cards

Aaron, Öztunali, Ujah / Martínez

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