Bayern Stuns Mainz with 6-1 Victory


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David Alaba scored a superb free kick as Benjamin Pavard, and Ivan Perisic opened their Bayern Munich accounts in a 6-1 Bundesliga win over Mainz.

Mainz was thrashed 6-0 in the corresponding fixture last season, and although Jean-Paul Boetius’ sixth-minute header put them ahead at Allianz Arena, they were again defeated.

Bayern was in a ruthless mood, and after Perisic made up for a poor miss by teeing up Pavard’s equalizer, Alaba’s pinpoint strike put Niko Kovac’s side in control.

Perisic marked his full debut with a powerful header shortly after the restart, with Kingsley Coman then scoring from a corner.

The In-form Robert Lewandowski joined the party with 12 minutes remaining, and substitute Alphonso Davies then putting an icing on the cake to cap off the rout.

Elsewhere, Dortmund fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Union Berlin.

Paco Alcacer struck through a beautiful cross from Jadon Sancho, but the hosts turned the game around to claim a surprise win over Dortmund.


Here are other results from the weekend Bundesliga fixtures:

Bayer Leverkusen 0 – 0 Hoffenheim

Schalke 04 3 – 0 Hertha BSC

Freiburg 1 – 2 FC Köln

Wolfsburg 1 – 1 SC Paderborn 07

FC Union Berlin 3 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

W. Bremen 3 – 2 FC. Augsburg

Frankfurt 2 – 1 Dusseldorf

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