Bayern Munich welcomed Mainz this Saturday on Matchday 3 in the Bundesliga at the Allianz Arena, in Munich. It turned out that Niko Kovac’s men were simply unstoppable against Mainz, and destroyed them 6-1. With the Brazilian and Bayern’s new number 10, Philippe Coutinho among the starters for the first time, the hosts overcame the early shock and turned things around from being 1-0 down to 6-1. Jean-Paul Boetius scored for Mainz, as Benjamin Pavard, David Alaba, Ivan Perisic, Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski, and Alphonso Davies scored for the hosts.
Mainz’s sixth-minute strike by Dutch striker Jean-Paul Boetius was only a scare and even did well for Bayern Munich, who woke up quickly and began to build their triumph naturally. French right-back Benjamin Pavard equalized at 36 and, at 46, Austrian left-back Alaba turned the game around in a beautiful free-kick.
In the second half, Bayern showed no mercy and scored four times more. Croatian midfielder Perisic scored third at 54 and French striker Coman expanded ten minutes later. 4-1 Bayern.
Philippe Coutinho had a just reasonable display. The Brazilian midfielder did not participate directly in any of the six goals of the team and was replaced midway through the second half. Thomas Muller took his place and contributed two assists.
In a game with so many goals, it would be surprising if one of them was not scored by top scorer Robert Lewandowski. The Polish received from Muller and made the fifth of the team and his sixth in the League on 78 minutes. In the end, the fragile visiting team’s defense collapsed and Canadian striker Davies closed the deal for the hosts. Bayern Munich 6-1.
With the huge win, Bayern Munich moves up to Bundesliga’s 2nd place with seven points, two behind RB Leipzig, which has a 100% run so far. Mainz has not yet scored and bottom the League.