Mainz upset puts Bayern title celebrations on hold
Frankfurt, Germany, Apr 24 (EFE).- Bayern Munich slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at Bundesliga minnows Mainz on Saturday.
The loss means the Bavarian giants will have to wait at least one more week before they can be crowned champions for the ninth time in a row.
They got the result their lackluster play deserved, while Mainz followed up an effervescent first half display that saw them bag two goals and create a host of other chances with a resolute defensive second half performance.
Robert Lewandowski, who returned to the starting line up after an injury, grabbed a goal with the last kick of the game but Bayern never really threatened Mainz, who have turned their form around in the second half of the season to steer clear of the relegation places.
Goals from Jonathan Burkhardt — a third minute shot that Manuel Neuer should have saved — and a bullet header from Robin Quaison shortly before the break were enough to lift Mainz into 12th place on 34 points.
Bayern, meanwhile, are 10 points clear of RB Leipzig and will look to seal the title at home to Moenchengladbach on May 8. EFE