European roundup: Bayern Munich extend lead at top with win over Mainz | European club football


The Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Mainz 2-1 on Saturday, thanks to goals from Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala, to go six points clear at the top.

The Bavarians are now on 37 points with second-placed Borussia Dortmund on 31 following their 1-1 draw at VfL Bochum.

Bayern dominated from the start but it was Mainz who scored against the run of play with Karim Onisiwo heading in after 22 minutes.

The Bavarians kept pressing high and gained possession but they could not make their advantage count against Mainz, who under Danish coach Bo Svensson are having their best season in 11 years.

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Coman finally got them level in the 53rd minute controlling a deep Corentin Tolisso cross with a brilliant first touch and slotting in through the legs of Zentner to level. And the Bavarians bagged the win with Musiala’s clever shot in the 74th.

Dortmund needed an 85th minute equaliser from Julian Brandt to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw at Bochum. Brandt bagged a fully deserved leveller after Bochum had taken the lead in the 40th minute with a Sebastian Polter penalty.

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