Bayern Munich lost the first game after winning the championship. At 1. FSV Mainz 05, FCB lost 3-1 (2-1) on matchday 32 of the Bundesliga.
Burkardt (18′) gave the hosts the lead, which Niakhate (27′) extended from a corner. Lewandowski (33′) shortened the lead, but Barreiro (57′) made everything clear with the 3-1 win for Mainz.
1. FSV Mainz 05 against FC Bayern Munich: The analysis
In the first half, Mainz literally rolled over the champions. The hosts put Bayern under pressure from the start with early pressing, and in the second minute Burkard missed the quick lead with his bang on the lower edge of the crossbar. Coach Bo Svensson’s team used vertical passes to find their way directly to the top, but they also managed to get through down the right wing again and again.
Left-back Alphonso Davies only won 25 percent of his tackles. Burkardt (11th) scored after many missed chances to take the lead, Niakhate increased it to 2-0 after a corner. Mainz is clearly the better team so far, the statistics at this point: 4:0 corners after 17 minutes. 10:1 shots on goal after 23 minutes.
Bayern made too many mistakes in the build-up and only had very few chances. Choupo-Moting (30′) failed to head the outside of the post before Lewandowski (33′) scored after the first successful attack.
Nagelsmann reacted at the break, bringing in Sane and Musiala for Goretzka and Sabitzer. But that didn’t really pay off. Although Bayern took control of the game, they were never able to calm down the wild game. The record champions caused a lot of unnecessary ball losses, which Mainz gratefully accepted and countered to make it 3-1 and several times almost 4-1.
The self-proclaimed carnival club went full throttle for over 90 minutes and ultimately deservedly rewarded themselves for a great performance.
1. FSV Mainz 05 vs. FC Bayern Munich: The line-ups
Bayern’s defense never got the U21 national player under control. Fired six shots on goal from Sven Ulreich. Scored the important 1-0 lead and was also a constant source of trouble with his pace and running paths.
The flop of the game: Niklas Süle (Bayern)
Starting eleven comeback since March 2022 – initially only positive with a long ball for Gnabry. candy ball! Then with the goals conceded 1 and 3 not uninvolved. Too far away at 0:1, disoriented at 1:3. Not his day.
The referee: Sascha Stegemann
Bad performance by the referee. Should have decided on a penalty after Pavard (4th) fouled Burkard. He then overlooked a foul by Niakhate (10′) on Goretzka on the edge of the Mainz penalty area.