Bayern Munich secure impressive comeback victory against Mainz 05

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick says that the club had to resort to using their mental strength in order to get a result against Mainz 05. The defending champions were able to secure a 5-2 victory at the Allianz Arena and this was the third successive win for the team. However, Bayern were made to work extremely hard for this victory, as they found themselves 2-0 down at half-time. JonathanBurkardt and Alexander Hack were able to score in the last few minutes of the first half to silence the home crowd and put a shock to the score in German football.

The manager made two major changes at half-time by bringing on Sule and Goretzka. There was an immediate impact from the team after Kimmich pulled one back in the 50th minute. Summer signing Leroy signing was able to equalise the scores just five minutes later.

This provided a major setback for Mainz 05, who appeared to be heading for a victory. From then on, Bayern were able to dominate the game with alarming consistency. The crucial goal that put Bayern in front was scored by substituteSule, while further goals from Robert Lewandowski confirmed the victory for the home team.
It was one of the difficult matches of the campaign, according to the Bayern manager. The inability to win many of the 50/50 duels was a significant factor in the lack of a good first half, according to Flick. "The changes we made in the second half did us good and were just right. We fought the 50/50s. We lacked that in the first half. We had one or two chances, but our opponents were also dangerous because we didn't win many 50/50s in defence. We wanted to do better in the second half. After that, we played very good football and used our mental strength to force the win,” said the Bayern manager.

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