Bundesliga: Bayern humiliate Mainz

Bundesliga News

Bayern Munich 6-1 Mainz

Bayern Munich hammered Mainz 6-1 at the Allianz Area Stadium to close the gap on the leaders Leipzig.

Mainz interestingly opened the scoring after six minutes through Jean-Paul Boetius, though it lasted for 30 minutes as Benjamin Pavard levelled.

David Alaba put the hosts in front before halftime, with Ivan Perisic adding a third and his first since joining this summer 54 minutes into the second stanza.

Kingsley Coman joined in the party with the fourth on 64 minutes, with Robert Lewandowski firing the fifth after 78 minutes leaving Alphonso Davies to complete the rout two minutes later.

Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Hoffenheim

Bayer were held to a goalless draw against Hoffenheim at home in Saturday afternoon’s Bundesliga action.

Schalke 3-0 Hertha Berlin

Schalke overpowered a hapless Hertha 3-0 at the Veltins-Arena, with two own-goals paving the home side’s first win this season.

Niklas Stark put the ball into his own net after 38 minutes, with his teammate Karim Rekik following suit with the second own-goal two minutes after halftime. Full-back Jonjoe Kenny put the match beyond doubt in the final five minutes.

Wolfsburg 1-1 Paderborn

Vfl Wolfsburg played to a 1-1 draw against the league’s new boys Paderborn at the Volkswagen Arena.

Cauly Souza’s 12th minute opener looked set to put the visitors on their way for the shock of the weekend before Josip Brekalo sparred the home side’s blushes with the equaliser after 56 minutes.

SC Freiburg 1-2 FC Cologne

Cologne secured their first win of the season after coming from a goal down to beat SC Freiburg 2-1 at the Dreisamstadion.

Freiburg drew the first blood five minutes to halftime when Rafael Czichos slotted into his own net. The visitors launched the comeback with a 52nd minute equaliser from Anthony Modeste before Ellyes Skhiri fired the winner at the death