FC Bayern Munich lost 3-1 in Mainz, which is why BVB is now greeting from the top of the table. Above all, the axis of the record champion is currently disappointing across the board. The winners and losers of the game as well as the grades and individual reviews of the FCB pros.
Winner: Ludovic Arjorque (FSV Mainz 05)
Not only scored the equalizer, but was also hard to get hold of for Bayern.
Loser: Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)
Another weak performance by the midfielder, who is still allowed to play under Tuchel. He also completed the full distance in Mainz. Questionable. He is currently missing everything that once made him so strong.
Loser: Josip Stanisic (Bayern Munich)
Didn’t actually make a bad game, but was then mercilessly overwhelmed in the closing stages when his own team collapsed. He had his share in the two goals conceded to make it 2-1 and 3-1, but otherwise he just seemed unsure.
Yan Summers: Had nothing to do for a long time, but actively participated in the build-up of the game. When equalizing, he unhappily dropped the ball forward. grade: 4
FC Bayern Munich: Defense
Josip Stanisic: Defensively stable for a long time, Onisiwo, among others, ran strongly once in the second half. In the final phase, however, he was directly involved in the second and third goals conceded. Looked overwhelmed when the whole team collapsed. grade: 5
DayotUpamecano: After his mistakes against Manchester City, he got his next chance in Mainz. Under construction with a few good promotions. Defensively, however, he was shaky again and towards the end of the game he was more of a nuisance factor. grade: 4
Matthijs de Ligt: Unobtrusive game by the Dutchman. Since Bayern often had the ball, it was particularly noticeable that he didn’t have the influence in play structure that Bayern actually hoped for from him. In the 60th minute with an important sliding tackle. But this time there were no more highlights from him. grade: 4
FC Bayern Munich: Midfield
João Cancelo: Started on the right but had to switch to the left after Davies was injured. Played conspicuous there. Important template to 1:0, also otherwise with many good runs in depth. But was rarely involved by his teammates. Surprisingly, the Portuguese was one of the strongest players on offense. In defense he fell asleep when Ajorque made it 1-1 (65′), whom he could have put offside. Note 3.
Joshua Kimmich: Like in the last few weeks, it seems a bit off the roll. He can’t do simple things. In the second half he almost equalized for Mainz when he gambled too much in the penalty area. Still not a disaster performance. It’s currently somewhere in the gray area. grade: 4
Leon Goretzka: Doesn’t seem like Goretzka these days. Little bite, little aggressiveness, little power – again pale in Mainz. Can neither bring in his qualities against the ball nor his offensive strength. grade: 5
Jamal Musiala: One of the victims of the Goretzka and Kimmich crisis. Sits somewhere between the chairs in central midfield and cannot put his stamp on the game at the moment. Grade: 4.5.
Alphonso Davies: After seven minutes he injured himself in the sprint and couldn’t continue. No rating.
Bayern Munich: Attack
Thomas Müller: His movements off the ball were good for Bayern’s attacking game, his decisions with the ball not so much. His passes and finishes were so imprecise that his runs ended up in vain. grade: 5
Sadio Mane: In the first half with a good performance. Moved a lot between the lines and felt more integrated into the game than he had in a long time. His first goal was razor-thin offside, his second then counted. In the second half he again lost a lot and was hardly to be seen. Grade: 3.5.
FC Bayern Munich: Substitute
Noussair Mazraoui: Came in for the injured Davies in the 7th minute. But had hardly any conspicuous actions and struggled to put his stamp on the game. grade: 4
Mathy’s phone: Replaced Müller in the 75th minute. No rating.
Ryan Gravenberch: Kimmich made way for the Dutchman after 75 minutes. No rating.
Leroy Sane: Substituted for Mané after 80 minutes. No rating.
Serge Gnabry: Substituted for Musiala (80th). No rating.