Lee Jae-sung’s Mainz fell to Bayern Munich as Kim Min-jae’s side slumped to a winless start to the season.
Mainz lost 1-3 to Bayern Munich in the eighth round of the 2023-24 German Bundesliga at the Meba Arena in Mainz, Germany, at 1:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. Mainz was unable to end its opening eight-match winless streak and dropped to 17th in the league with two points.
Mainz started the season in a dismal mood. In their opening 1-4 loss to Union Berlin, they conceded three goals in quick succession in the early hours of the first half, and star striker Azor missed two penalties in the game, a first in Bundesliga history. Mainz hasn’t won since, drawing two and losing five of their next seven games.
Heading into the matchup with Bayern Munich, there were some expectations. Mainz had been strong at home against the Bavarians. In their last three matches, Mainz had won all three when they hosted Munich at home. The last time the two teams met was in April, when Munich’s Thomas Tuchel and Mainz’s Bo Svensson faced each other, and Munich lost 1-3 to Mainz.
With both Kim Min-jae and Lee Jae-sung starting, the Korean derby was set. Mainz were the first to threaten in the early stages, with Lee Jae-sung opening up the attacking play up front, leading to chances for Dacosta and Azorc. However, Munich quickly hit back, and Komang opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Unfazed, Mainz conceded a further goal in the 16th minute through Kane’s header.
Mainz pulled a goal back in the 42nd minute through a combination of Gruda and Kasi, but Munich pulled away again in the second half. Goretzka conceded a third goal 13 minutes into the second half, and despite a back-and-forth finish, the game ended 3-1.
Mainz had two draws and six defeats in eight games leading up to the match in Munich, the first time in the club’s history that they had gone without a win after the opening eight rounds. They also faced the prospect of going 13 games without a win, matching their record from last season.
Despite the difficulties, ace Lee Jae-sung has continued to play well for the team. Against Munich, Lee Jae-sung forced a mistake in the first 10 minutes of the match by pressing forward, and then headed home a teammate’s cross from the right in the 13th minute. After Mainz conceded two goals in quick succession, he showed his commitment by dropping further down and helping out in defense. 카지노사이트
He had one shot on target, a 79% pass completion rate, one key pass, two successful aerial battles, and one clearance, according to Footmob. He has a rating of 6.6.