Bayern lose at Mainz and blow title race wide open

Mainz vs FCBayern Munich

Mueez Ajao

– Leaders Bayern Munich suffered only their fourth Bundesliga defeat of the season at Mainz.

– Three goals in 14 minutes from Ludovic Ajorque, Leandro Barreiro and Aaron Caricol saw the hosts stun Thomas Tuchel’s side.

– Bayern took the lead in the first half through Sadio Mane’s header after he got on the end of Joao Cancelo’s cross.

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– Borussia Dortmund have the chance to go top of the league when they face Frankfurt later on Saturday.

– Ajorque equalised for Mainz after he headed home from close range when Bayern goalkeeper Yann Sommer couldn’t keep hold of Lee Jae-sung’s effort.

– Barreiro slotted past Sommer after getting on the end of Karim Onisiwo’s pass before Caricol sealed the victory as he finished into the bottom corner from Andreas Hanche-Olsen’s lay-off.

– Mane, who returned to the starting line-up following suspension, also had an effort ruled out for offside following a VAR check.

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