1. goal
    3'Lewandowski
  2. goal
    33'James Rodríguez
  3. goal
    39'Kingsley Coman
  4. goal
    51'James Rodríguez
  5. goal
    55'James Rodríguez
  6. goal
    70'Alphonso Davies
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Mainz
1. FSV Mainz 05
(3:0)
    1. goal
      3'Lewandowski
    2. goal
      33'James Rodríguez
    3. goal
      39'Kingsley Coman
    4. goal
      51'James Rodríguez
    5. goal
      55'James Rodríguez
    6. goal
      70'Alphonso Davies
    1. yellow card
      72'Süle
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    Final
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    Mainz
    1. FSV Mainz 05
    (3:0)
      1. yellow card
        72'Süle
      1. substitution
        58'Alphonso Davies for David Alaba
      2. substitution
        65'Franck Ribéry for Kingsley Coman
      3. substitution
        73'Rafinha for James Rodríguez
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      Final
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      Mainz
      1. FSV Mainz 05
      (3:0)
      1. substitution
        46'Pierre Kunde for Jean-Paul Boëtius
      2. substitution
        63'Aarón Martín for Jean-Philippe Mateta
      3. substitution
        75'Giulio Donati for Levin Öztunali
      1. substitution
        46'Pierre Kunde for Jean-Paul Boëtius
      2. substitution
        58'Alphonso Davies for David Alaba
      3. substitution
        63'Aarón Martín for Jean-Philippe Mateta
      4. substitution
        65'Franck Ribéry for Kingsley Coman
      5. substitution
        73'Rafinha for James Rodríguez
      6. substitution
        75'Giulio Donati for Levin Öztunali
      FC Bayern
      FC Bayern Munich
      Final
      60
      Mainz
      1. FSV Mainz 05
      (3:0)
      Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich75000 viewers
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      On-fire Reds thrash sorry Mainz

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      The footballing family had wondered how Bayern would react after the bitter Champions League exit against Liverpool. The German record champions gave the most emphatic of answers, downing Mainz 6-0 to retain their lead in the Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski handed Bayern an early lead, James and Kingsley Coman rounding off a comfortable three-goal lead before half-time. James netted twice after the restart to bag a hat-trick, Alphonso Davies adding his name to the scoresheet after coming on in the second half. Bayern won their seventh Bundesliga home match in a row and set a record along the way. It was the first time they scored five or more goals in three consecutive league matches.

      The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer between the sticks and Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle, Jérôme Boateng and David Alaba at the back. Thiago and Leon Goretzka anchored a midfield featuring Thomas Müller, James and Kingsley Coman, with target man Lewandowski up front. Davies, Franck Ribéry and Rafinha took over from Alaba, Coman and James midway through the second half.

      Three up at half-time

      Once referee Frank Willenborg had set events in motion, the Reds went onto the front foot and drew first blood after only two minutes. Lewandowski connected with an Alaba cross and impressively slotted home with his first touch. The Poland captain, who made a proper nuisance of himself throughout, almost netted a second but Mainz netminder Florian Müller denied him this time. Coman hit the post from a tight angle, James drawing a save from Müller. The Reds eased off the throttle after 20 minutes, with Mainz looking for an equaliser.

      Öztunali fired wide before Neuer beat Boetius to the ball, Mateta seeing an effort blocked. Bayern turned the screw now, and Goretzka finely chested down the ball to invite the onrushing James to crash home. Coman added a third before half-time, curling past Müller from 20 yards to crown a solo run.

      James stands out, maiden goal for Davies

      Proceedings were similar after the restart. James banished any last lingering doubts with an Arjen Robben style finish, cutting inside from the right and blasting into the far corner of the net. The Colombian made things awkward for the sorry visitors when he lifted past the onrushing Müller to round off a hat-trick. But if James stood out, it was not because the others did not stand tall.

      Goretzka teed up Lewandowski, who saw his effort parried, but Davies was on hand to mop up, scoring his maiden goal for Bayern. The Reds increasingly engaged cruise control now but were always dominant, and Willenborg put the visitors out of their misery.

      The result takes Bayern onto 60 points from 26 matches, equal on points with Dortmund, who beat Hertha 3-2 on Saturday. A large number of Bayern pros will be away on national team duty before the Reds return to action on 30 March, when they travel to face Freiburg.

      Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

      FC Bayern - FSV Mainz 05 6-0 (HT: 2-0)

      FC Bayern

      Neuer – Kimmich, Süle, Boateng, Alaba (Davies 59) – Thiago, Goretzka – Müller, James (Rafinha 73), Coman (Ribéry 66) – Lewandowski

      Subs

      Ulreich – Hummels, Mai, Sanches

      FSV Mainz 05

      Müller – Brosinski, Bell, Niakhaté, Hack, Onisowo – Gbamin, Latza – Öztunali (Donati 75), Boetius (Kunde 46) – Mateta (Aarón 63)

      Subs

      Zentner – Maxim, Quaison, Ujah

      Referee

      Frank Willenborg (Osnabrück)

      Attendance

      75,000 (capacity)

      Goals

      1-0 Lewandowski (3), 2-0 James (33), 3-0 Coman (39), 4-0 James (51), 5-0 James (55), 6-0 Davies (70)

      Yellow Cards

      Süle / -

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