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Bayern München v Mainz 05 Live Commentary & Result, 03/01/2021, Bundesliga

Mainz’s third manager of the season, interim boss Jan Siewart takes charge for the first time today. He makes four changes to the side beaten by Bochum in the DFB-Pokal before Christmas, with Edimilson Fernandes among those recalled.

Hansi Flick makes two changes to the side that overcame Bayer Leverkusen in their final match of 2020. There are recalls to the starting line-up for Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sane, while Lucas Hernandez drops to the bench and Kingsley Coman misses out.

SUBS: Marius Liesegang, Stefan Bell, Dimitri Lavalee, Merveille Papela, Karim Onisiwo, Kevin Stoger, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Adam Szalai.

MAINZ (4-3-1-2): Finn Dahmen; Phillipp Mwene, Jerry St. Juste, Alexander Hack; Edimilson Fernandes, Danny Latza (captain), Leandro Barreiro, Daniel Brosinski; Jean-Paul Boetius; Jonathan Burkardt, Robin Quaison.

SUBS: Alexander Nubel, Niklas Sule, Douglas Costa, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Leon Goretzka, Lucas Hernandez, Tiago Dantas, Chris Richards, Jamal Musiala.

BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer (captain); Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso; Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry; Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern can return to the top of the table with victory over a Mainz side currently in the automatic relegation places and four points from safety.

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to you all joining us for live text coverage of the German Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Mainz at the Allianz Arena.

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