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Highlights

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Watch: Thomas Tuchel 'full of praise' for Bayern team

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Watch: Harry Kane enjoying life at Bayern

90'
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Historically bad start

For the first time in Mainz's history, they have gone the first eight games of a Bundesliga season without a win. If you add in the results from the end of last season, Bo Svensson's men are now 13 games without a win, since they beat Bayern over 6 months ago.
90'
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No change

So the final whistle goes and it is as we were: Bayern are still unbeaten and Mainz are still winless. The hosts worked hard and cannot be faulted for effort, but a ruthlessly efficient Bayern took all three points.
Full-time
90'
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Mathys Tel is the only Bayern player to have been substituted in in all eight of their Bundesliga games this season.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies35.09km/h
2.
Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman33.92km/h
3.
Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané33.24km/h
87'

Müller watches on

Müller has been warming up and his moment is about to come...
81'

Playing down the clock

Bayern are not showing so much attacking intent now, with a two-goal cushion and Tuesday to prepare for. Mainz cannot take advantage, though, and this lead looks like it will suffice for the Bavarians.
77'

Substitution

75'

First to rest

Thomas Tuchel digs into his depleted reserves to give Leon Goretzka an early bath, Bouna Sarr replacing him. Thomas Müller remains on the bench, but he may well be kept wrapped up for Tuesday.
71'

Tireless hosts

Mainz have certainly put in plenty of graft today, but it looks increasingly like they are not going to be rewarded with their first win of the season. Could they yet claw back a third draw, though?
Distance run (km)
89.1
82.9
65'

First changes

Goalscorer Caci and near-goalscorer Lee are the first Mainz players to leave the field, with Leitsch and Barkok the fresh blood Svensson hopes will pump some more energy into his team.
59'

What a difference a minute makes

From being close to being back on level terms to being two goals to the good can take just a minute, and that has happened just now! Goretzka shows Bell how to find the bottom corner from the edge of the area, picking his spot from Jamal Musiala's pass.
59'
Leon Goretzka
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
7 %
Shot speed
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Shot speed
Shot speed describes the maximum speed in km/h that a ball reaches in a shot on goal. The distance is measured from the location of the shot to the centre of the goal.
89.79 km/h
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
17.04 m
58'

Inches away!

A great break from Mainz and Danny da Costa lays the ball on a plate for Bell, who looks for the bottom corner but misses by a matter of inches! So close to an equaliser!
54'

Trying to turn the screw

An intense 45 minutes is the last thing Bayern want ahead of a trip to Turkey to face Galatasaray in midweek, so they would like to wrap up the points here. Kimmich leads by example with a low shot to test Zentner's alertness.
50'

Mainz edge ahead

Bell's shot means Mainz have now had more attempts than Bayern, but then the record champions have always scored the same or more than their opponents in the second half of games this season, so they will be confident of at the very least holding on to their lead.
Goal attempts
6off target
3on target
5off target
3on target
48'

Straight at it

Bell fizzes in a shot which Ulreich saves. There is only one way for Mainz to go now - on the attack - and this is a bright start to the second half from them.
46'

No changes

Both teams return the way they had started this game.
Kick-off!
45'
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All still to play for

Bayern were ruthless to take a two-goal lead, but Mainz have responded well and have had chances themselves. This game is finely poised as the teams return to the dressing rooms, and you would not rule the hosts out of it just yet!
Half-time
43'

Game on!

A perfect time to score, just before half-time, to give Mainz hope! It came from a tight angle, with Caci hitting the ball sweetly to send it past Ulreich in a flash!
43'

Anthony Caci

GOAL!

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Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
6 %
Shot speed
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Shot speed
Shot speed describes the maximum speed in km/h that a ball reaches in a shot on goal. The distance is measured from the location of the shot to the centre of the goal.
106.97 km/h
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
16.41 m
38'

Seven squared

Both sides have now had seven shots on goal, though Bayern have been the more accurate - and they have been rewarded with two goals.
Goal attempts
6off target
1on target
4off target
3on target
37'

Ajorque over!

Another positive sign of life from Mainz, who put together a string of passes before Ajorque lifts his shot over. Can the 05ers find a route back into this game?
32'

Gruda slalom

Brajan Gruda managed to find a way through three Bayern defenders but ran out of pitch before Ulreich collected the ball, though he may also have used his hand to slow the ball down during his slalom. Nevertheless, a positive sign from the 19-year-old and Mainz.
31'

Ball Recovery Time

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Ball Recovery Time
Ball Recovery Time gives the time in seconds in which it takes a team to win back the ball following a loss of possession. It also allows conclusions to be drawn about a team's style of play. Only time when the ball is in play is counted (i.e. no breaks in play such as for goal-kicks, throw-ins etc).
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FCB
16.7 s
9.6 s
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman33.92km/h
2.
Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies33.31km/h
3.
Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer31.96km/h
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Transformation needed for Mainz

They have scored six goals in their first seven games of the season and would need half of that in just over an hour to win here.
20'

Kane in a hurry

Only three players in Bundesliga history have been quicker to score their first nine goals in the league: Erling Haaland, Paco Alcacer and Charly Dörfel. This is Kane's eighth game.
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Done and dusted?

In 34 of the 35 games in which Coman scored for Bayern, they wrapped up all three points. Coman omen?
17'

Not for long...

Just as Mainz were threatening to level, Bayern have doubled their lead! Kane gets his ninth goal of the season, heading in from close range from Goretzka's header back from the goal line.
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Harry Kane

GOAL!

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Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
64 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
3.63 m
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Mainz in this game

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
That save from Ulreich prevented what looked like a certain equaliser and, indeed, it was a bigger chance to score than the one Coman took at the other end, at least according to xG.
xGoals
0
0.25
0.19
1
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14'

Lee goes so close!

That was almost the perfect answer from Mainz, but what an amazing save it is from Sven Ulreich, who dives down to his left and turns a seemingly unstoppable Lee header onto the left-hand post and away.
12'

Counter Coman

All of Bayern's attacks had been coming down the left, and this may be why Kingsley Coman was totally free on the right to collect Sané's pass and drill in a low shot to complete a perfect counter-attack and give Bayern the lead.
11'
Kingsley Coman
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
5 %
Shot speed
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Shot speed
Shot speed describes the maximum speed in km/h that a ball reaches in a shot on goal. The distance is measured from the location of the shot to the centre of the goal.
121.19 km/h
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
18.68 m
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Silence

Before kick.off, a moment's silence to remember all innocent victims and their relatives after the devastating events in the Middle East was observed.
9'

Speculative from Kimmich

The first shot of the game comes from Kimmich, who tries his luck from distance. Zentner is equal to it and pushes it over for a corner.
7'

Defensive third

Not only are all 11 Mainz players behind the ball, they have spent much of this opening seven minutes inside their own third, frustrating Bayern.
6'

Bayern on the ball

They are just circulating it with little room to advance, one attack down the left wing through Sané excepted.
Possession (%)
2971
1'

Huddle up

After the Mainz players form a huddle to get 'in the zone', the game kicks off!
Kick-off!

Here they come!

Two teams emerge from the tunnel, one who have yet to win this season and one who have yet to lose. Will those records be the same when they return to the dressing rooms later? Stick with us to find out!
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Tuchel wants more

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel is not reading anything into that negative run of results for Bayern in Mainz, joking that "only one of [the defeats] was with me on the bench." Speaking to Sky, he added: “There are places where you traditionally struggle, and this is one for us. But we were building up momentum before the international break and let’s see if we can keep it going today.”

History not important

Mainz have won their last three home games against Bayern, but that means nothing to Bo Svensson. "They don't influence what happens today - though we will try to continue it," he said.

Svensson "Long way to go"

Bo Svensson is talking to Sky Deutschland and is trying to take the pressure off his team ahead of today's game. “No matter how this game goes, there are still many more to come," he said. "We’ve been heading in the right direction, even if we’ve not been getting the wins, and we want to keep going.”
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Kits ready

Bayern's shirts are hanging ready.

Threadbare Bayern

There are just seven players on the Bayern bench today, of which two (Krätzig and Pavlovic) have yet to play in the Bundesliga. Neuer, Upamecano, Gnabry, Guerreiro and Mazraoui are all out injured.
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Bayern are in town

Here are the record champions arriving in Mainz...

More on those teams

Kohr is recalled in midfield for Mainz, while De Ligt replaces the injured Upamecano at the heart of the Bayern defence. Kimmich and Goretzka are passed fit in central midfield. Müller, who can set a new record for most Bundesliga wins today, is among the subs.

Mainz starting line-up

Zentner (c) - Van den Berg, Bell, Fernandes - Da Costa, Kohr, Barreiro, Caci - Gruda, Lee - Ajorque

Mainz subs

Rieß, Leitsch, Widmer, Barkok, Richter, Krauß, Guilavogui, Papela, Onisiwo

Bayern starting line-up

Ulreich – Laimer, De Ligt, Kim, Davies – Kimmich (c), Goretzka – Coman, Musiala, Sane - Kane

Bayern subs

Peretz, Sarr, Krätzig, Pavlovic, Choupo-Moting, Müller, Tel

Bit of a bogey team

Bayern have won a whopping 71 percent of all league games against Mainz over the years, with the Carnival club triumphing just seven times. However, four of those Mainz wins have come in the last 15 league assignments, including victories in each of their last three meetings at the MEWA Arena.
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Svensson addresses winless start

"We haven’t had the start to the season that we wanted. We had a lot of injuries, and we had some results going against us. I’m not saying we played well until now, but we had a couple of games that could’ve finished differently. Of course, this influences me as well in my job and in how I am as a person. I try to separate it, but it’s difficult. At the end of the day, the focus for me in the job as a coach is to try to give my players the things that they need to perform. They’re not there for me, I’m there for them. That is what you have to understand as a coach. That’s what I try to do. I’m not saying that I’m perfect in it, not at all, but that is the core of my job."
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Watch: Skill, luck or both?

Coman scored a curious goal against Freiburg prior to the international break - how do these efforts compare on the fluke-metre?

De Ligt set to return

'Defensive crisis' has been bandied about in the German press of late, but Bayern appear well covered heading to Mainz. Matthijs de Ligt - one of their best players last season - is fit and should make his second league start of the campaign alongside Min-jae Kim at centre-back. Leon Goretzka moonlighted in the role in the DFB Cup, but is doubt.
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Tuchel's view on Mainz

"Mainz love the role of the underdog. They've cultivated it. It's a strength of theirs, especially at times when things aren't going well. It's something we need to face up against. We were in good form, had one of our best games against Freiburg. Now we've had an international break and are training again for the first time with the whole team today, but there are different situations. I'm pleased we're playing at 6.30. It's not just about our play but also how we play physically. We're expecting a lot of long balls, lots of battling for the second balls. I'm well aware of what's coming our way."
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Svensson's view on Bayern

“You can play your best game but still lose against Bayern. So, it’s not all in your own hands. Lots of things need to come together on the day to get a result, so the focus is on how we need to perform. That’s what I want to see from my team. Like what I saw away at Gladbach, even though not everything was perfect. Also like what I saw against Leverkusen, which probably sounds strange when you lost 3-0, but I recognised my team. I could get completely behind that performance. Not that it was perfect, not at all, but keeping heads up in this tough spell, standing together as a group and with the knowledge that we can only overcome it together. I recognised that in both of those games I mentioned. And that’s also the approach now against Bayern.”

Joint message for peace

The DFL has recommended a minute's silence in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 to remember all innocent victims and their relatives after the devastating events in the Middle East. With this joint effort, the DFL and DFB would like to send a common message from German football for peace. Football is a sport that brings people together, which is why we all stand up for peaceful coexistence, respect and tolerance. A fortnight ago, the terrorist attack by Hamas on the people of Israel and the State of Israel began. The DFL is shocked by this terrible attack and the events in the region.
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Probable line-ups

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!
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Svensson and Tuchel - a shared Bundesliga history

All 90 of Bo Svensson's Bundesliga matches for Mainz came during Thomas Tuchel's time as head coach. Meanwhile, the only previous top-flight dugout meeting between the two ended in a 3-1 victory for Svensson's Nullfünfer against Bayern in April this year.
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Watch: Mainz 3-1 Bayern - previous meeting

Mainz came from behind to inflict defeat on Thomas Tuchel's Bayern in April, but haven't won in 12 Bundesliga fixtures since.
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Watch: Gladbach 2-2 Mainz - highlights

Mainz remain winless this season after conceding a late Joe Scally equaliser in Mönchengladbach on Matchday 7. The 05ers have just two points on the board; only rock-bottom Cologne have fared worse.
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Watch: Bayern 3-0 Freiburg - highlights

Bayern Munich extended their unbeaten start to seven matches, thanks to a comfortable win over Freiburg. Kingsley Coman scored twice and Leroy Sané his sixth of the season to keep the gap on leaders Bayer Leverkusen to two points ahead of Matchday 8.
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