Bayern Munich: Five takeaways from 2-1 win over Mainz

Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala scored the winner against Mainz on Saturday.(Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala scored the winner against Mainz on Saturday.(Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich produced a second-half comeback to defeat Mainz at the Allianz Arena. After trailing 1-0 at halftime, Bayern mounted a comeback in the second half through goals from Kingsley Coman and Jamal Muisala to claim a 2-1 victory. The win resulted in Bayern extending their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to six points as Borussia Dortmund was held to a point in their match. Here are five takeaways from Bayern’s win.

Coman delivers again

It’s been a very productive last few weeks for Coman. The French international has scored three goals and registered one assist in his last five appearances in all competitions for Bayern. With his goal on Saturday, he is now tied for third place on the team for most goals scored in the Bundesliga. If he can continue to produce in the next two league fixtures then he will certainly enter the winter break as one of Bayern’s most in-form offensive players.

Musiala makes another impact in the starting 11

In every single Bundesliga match this season that Musiala has started in, he’s either produced a goal or an assist. The 18-year-old scored what proved to be the match-winning goal on Saturday and it was his third goal of the Bundesliga season. He continues to be impactful when given the opportunity to be in the starting 11.

Bayern’s strong start to the second half was the difference

The response by Bayern to start the second half was tremendous as they produced seven shots, two of which were goals, between the 46th minute and 75th minute. During this same period of time in the match, Mainz failed to register a single shot. Additionally, Bayern controlled 68.1% of the possession during this period of time and completed 90% of their passes, rarely giving the ball away. In the end, the play of Bayern in the opening half-hour of the second half proved to be a crucial segment of Saturday’s victory.

Corentin Tolisso shows strong distribution

Tolisso put together an impressive passing display during this match as he led Bayern with four key passes. Additionally, he registered one assist and completed 93.9% of his pass attempts, which included 12 of his 13 long ball passes reaching their intended target. His impressive passing display was highlighted by his assist on Coman’s goal as it was a perfectly placed long ball pass.

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Julian Naglesmann reaches 100 Bundesliga wins

According to OptaFranz, it was a special result for Naglesmann as the victory over Mainz was his 100th career Bundesliga win as a manager in the league. He also becomes the youngest coach ever to reach 100 wins in the German top-flight. There’s no doubt his number of wins will only grow as he continues to be at the helm of Bayern.