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Played
October 19, 2013 2:30 PM BST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ T. Kinhöfer‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
50′ Arjen Robben
Shawn Parker 44′
 
 
82′ (PG) Thomas Müller
 
Top of the Match
Mario Götze
Mario Götze
FC Bayern München
Mario Götze
Mario Götze
FC Bayern München
Flop of the Match
Nicolai Müller
Nicolai Müller
Mainz
Jerome Boateng
Jerome Boateng
FC Bayern München

Bayern Munich 4-1 Mainz: Muller stars in second-half Bavarian barrage

The winger scored twice in the latter 45 minutes, alongside goals from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic, to cancel out the visitors' first-half opener

Arjen Robben FC Bayern Muenchen 1. FSV Mainz 05 Bundesliga
Bongarts
Bayern Munich barraged Mainz with second-half goals to fightback from going behind to win 4-1 on Saturday.

The European champions' 33-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga looked to be under threat when Shawn Parker gave Mainz a shock half-time lead.

But coach Pep Guardiola brought on midfielder Mario Gotze at half-time and the Germany international and Thomas Muller inspired the sid to a second-half fightback.

Gotze laid on goals for Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic, and Muller scored twice to ensure Bayern are now just two games away from levelling the Bundesliga's longest unbeaten run, held by Hamburg.

Bayern wingers Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri missed the match through ankle and hamstring injuries, while defender David Alaba dropped to the bench.

Robben, Mandzukic and Diego Contento came into Bayern's side, while Mainz made six changes to the team that drew with Hoffenheim before the international break, with goalkeeper Christian Wetklo the headline inclusion.

Mainz came into the match without a win in their last five, but they set about frustrating Bayern and showed some attacking threat, with Johannes Geis firing over the bar with his left foot in the 12th minute.

Bayern lost Brazil defender Dante to injury with half-time looming and they were stunned moments later, falling behind after Parker capitalised on a Jerome Boateng error.

The defender missed Julian Baumgartlinger's routine ball through the middle and Parker raced clear, rounding Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer before slotting into an empty net.

Gotze entered the fray at the break in place of Rafinha and that proved to be an inspired move as the midfielder made an instant impact.

The former Borussia Dortmund man cut open the Mainz defence with a through ball to Robben just four minutes after the break and the Holland winger equalised with a measured left-foot finish inside the near post.

And Bayern were in front just two minutes later, with Robben turning provider on this occasion.

Robben laid the ball off to Muller and the Germany forward kept his composure, slotting past Wetklo from the centre of the penalty area.

Mainz were struggling to live with Guardiola's men and the home side gave themselves breathing space in the 69th minute, with Gotze the architect once again.

Gotze got to the byline and cut back for Mandzukic, with the Croatia striker shooting into the far corner, before Muller put the icing on the cake with eight minutes to play.

This time it was from the penalty spot, after Junior Diaz fouled Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Muller converted to cap off Bayern's excellent second half.



FC Bayern München

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.50
4
Dante
Defender
43′
3.00
13
Rafinha
Defender
46′
2.00
17
Jerome Boateng
Defender
2.00
21
Philipp Lahm
Defender
3.50
26
Diego Contento
Defender
2.50
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
50′ 52′
4.00
31
2.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
2.50
9
3.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
52′ 82′
3.50

Mainz

3.50
29
2.50
2
Bo Svensson
Defender
57′
2.50
3
2.00
4
2.50
16
Stefan Bell
Defender
2.50
20
3.50
6
2.00
14
1.50
27
3.00
31

Substitutes

22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
15
3.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
43′
3.50
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
46′ 50′ 69′
4.00
14
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Substitutes

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2.50
24
Joo-Ho Park
Defender
57′
 - 
18
Malik Fathi
Defender
2.00
5
 - 
7
Niki Zimling
Midfielder
2.00
8
 - 
23

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Leverkusen
15 2