Mainz acted the role of campus police breaking up the frat party. The smash and grab putting Bayern’s Bundesliga title celebrations on ice for at least another week. The Bavarians were leading second place Leipzig by ten points with 4 to play before this one.
Manuel Neuer’ error strewn season continued with a howler that led to Mainz’s opener by Burkhardt after only 3 minutes.The German number 1’s technique was all wrong for a goalie of his calibre. Coaches say that when dealing with a swerving ball, better dive sideways and punch it away from goal than try to handle it and catch it clean. Bayern for all the shots at goal and possession failed to trouble the Mainz goalie.
It took them 90 plus minutes to register a goal, a poacher’s finish from Lewandolski. Quaison had made it 2-0 on 37 minutes. Could Neuer had done better here again? Probably, the header was straight at him🤷.