Mainz - Robert Lewandowski scored his 100th and 101st Bundesliga goals as FC Bayern München strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win away to 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Goals: 0-1 Lewandowski (50’), 0-2 Lewandowski (63’), 0-3 Coman (68’)
Fresh from their unforgettable 5-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg in midweek, it wasn’t long before Bayern had the chance to get their noses in front at Mainz. Kingsley Coman was awarded a clear penalty after going down under a clumsy challenge from Pierre Bengtsson, only for Thomas Müller to blaze the ensuing spot-kick over the crossbar. Loris Karius pulled off a sublime save to deny Douglas Costa from range, but not before Yoshinori Muto had gone agonisingly close to giving the home side the lead.
Sadly for Mainz, Bayern went up a gear after the restart as Lewandowski headed home his first of the afternoon after a great bit of play from Coman. The Poland international rounded Karius to take his Bundesliga tally for the season to ten 13 minutes later, before Coman tucked away a trademark Costa cross to make it three. Christian Clemens struck the underside of the crossbar for the crestfallen hosts, but the defending champions’ seventh successive Bundesliga win of the campaign was never in doubt.
Man of the match
Lewandowski, Lewangoalski, Legendowski. The indomitable Pole is in a class of his own at present, adding to his historic five-goal haul against Wolfsburg with his sixth and seventh Bundesliga strikes in just four days in Mainz. As was the case in midweek, his first of the afternoon once again came courtesy of his first touch of the second half.
Winning their first seven Bundesliga outings of 2015/16, the defending champions are already in ominous form. No team has ever started the season with eight wins in a row, but Pep Guardiola’s insatiable brood will have the chance to do that against Borussia Dortmund in der Klassiker next weekend.
Stats of the match
- Javi Martinez was included in the Bayern starting line-up for only the second time in 2015.
- Historically, only four other players have started a Bundesliga season with more goals than Lewandowski.
- Four of the last six penalties against Karius have been missed (three saved, one missed).
Mainz: Karius - Brosinski, Bungert, Bell, Bengtsson - Baumgartlinger, Latza (Moritz 73’ - Clemens, Malli (Jairo 67’), De Blasis - Muto
Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Martinez (Boateng 67’), Alaba, Rafinha - Alonso, Thiago - Coman, Müller (Vidal 58’), Costa (Götze 69’) - Lewandowski