Tuesday, May 7

Tuchel’s Bayern loses in Mainz, Bundesliga lead underneath risk

BERLIN — Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel endured a torrid return to his former membership Mainz the place his crew squandered the lead and misplaced 3-1 within the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund was two factors behind Bayern and will go prime later Saturday with a house win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Five rounds stay after this weekend.

Sadio Mané scored and Bayern seemed set to stretch its league result in 5 factors. Mané received his seventh league purpose when he headed in João Cancelo’s cross on the far publish within the twenty ninth minute.

But Mainz improved after the break and Ludovic Ajorque equalized within the sixty fifth when Bayern’s protection was unable to clear the ball after a free kick. Leandro Barreiro scored the house crew’s second within the 73rd, and 6 minutes later Spanish left again Aarón Martín marked his twenty sixth birthday by scoring Mainz’s third.

“Again I’m sitting here saying I didn’t see it coming, because there wasn’t any sign of it,” Tuchel mentioned, echoing his phrases after Bayern’s Champions League loss to Manchester City on Wednesday. “I was happy with the first half, we lost our way a bit in the second.”

Bayern’s loss will increase the stress on chief govt Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić. They had been already underneath scrutiny for his or her choice to fireplace coach Julian Nagelsmann earlier than decisive video games final month. Bayern has since crashed out of the Champions League and German Cup, and Nagelsmann’s alternative, Tuchel, has simply two wins from seven video games throughout all competitions.

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“A defeat is always a brutal disappointment and an extreme discrepancy between expectation and reality for us,” Bayern veteran Thomas Muller mentioned. “In the current situation, it’s even harder to bear.”

Pál Dárdai’s return for his third stint as Hertha Berlin coach did not encourage the crew when it slumped to a 4-2 loss at residence to Werder Bremen – a outcome that left Hertha on the underside with little hope forward of its go to to Bayern subsequent weekend. Marvin Ducksch scored a hat trick for Bremen.

Wolfsburg routed Bochum 5-1 away, and Cologne gained at Hoffenheim 3-1.

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