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Matchday 9: Bayern Munich vs Mainz | Lineups and Gamethread

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Bayern Munich host Mainz at the Allianz Arena. Joins us here for the gamethread!

Lars Baron

Bayern Munich and Mainz kick off from the Allianz Arena in Munich in just under an hour's time. This will be the gamethread for all discussion of today's match. Let's get to the lineups.

Bayern Munich (4-1-4-1)

Neuer

Rafinha - Boateng - Dante - Contento

Lahm

Müller - Schweinsteiger - Kroos - Robben

Mandzukic

Substitutes: Starke, Van Buyten, Pizarro, Kirchhoff, Götze, Alaba

Pep Guardiola has decided to give Diego Contento a run out at left back in today's match. However, Rafinha is also starting at right back, so Philipp Lahm moves into the defensive midfield role that he's played so excellently in recent weeks. Franck Ribery has a minor (I stress minor.) ankle injury, so he's taking the day off. I, for one, am hoping that Mario Götze gets an extended run out in the second half of today's match. It's going to be good to finally get him on the field with some regularity.

Mainz (4-3-3)

Wetklo

Pospech - Svensson - Noveski - Diaz

Geis - Baumgartlinger - Bell

Parker - Müller - Choupo-Moting

Substitutes: Moritz, Joo-Ho, Saller, Mathenia, Okazaki, Zimling, Fathi

Mainz started the season brilliantly with three wins, but they're winless in their last five picking up only one point. Things couldn't get any more difficult this week than a trip to Munich to take on the reigning, defending European and German Champions. Thankfully for Thomas Tuchel, he gets the services of Nicolai Müller on the day.

You can find the channel to watch today's match here.

Enjoy today's match!

Mia san mia!