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Dec 19, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at Coface Arena
Mainz 05
1-2
BayernBayern Munich
Soto (21')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Schweinsteiger (24'), Robben (90')

Result: Late Arjen Robben goal gives Bayern Munich win

Arjen Robben scores in stoppage time to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.

Arjen Robben scored in stoppage time to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga this evening, after the champions had trailed in the first half.

Mainz' Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (L) and Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Dante vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match on December 19, 2014© Getty Images

Pablo de Blasis thought that he had put Mainz ahead after five minutes when he fired the ball beneath Manuel Neuer, but his effort was chalked off for an offside.

Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller both had chances to open the scoring for the German champions, but it was the hosts that opened the scoring when De Blasis sent a through-ball in for Elkin Soto to fire into the bottom corner.

It took Bayern just three minutes to level the scores though as they won a free kick just outside the box, which Bastian Schweinsteiger stepped up to curl in off the inside of the post.

Yunus Malli came close to restoring Mainz's lead just before the break, but he hurried his finish, firing it straight at Neuer to leave the keeper with an easy save.

Malli was involved again early in the second half with a solo run from the half-way line, but Neuer was ready again to make the save.

Rafinha and Robben both tried to set up Ribery for another effort as the half progressed, but Mainz held firm at the back to make sure that the visitors' chances were limited.

Robben attempted a shot himself inside the final 15 minutes, but Loris Karius parried it to Pierre Hojbjerg, who could only fire the rebound wide.

The visitors continued to push though, and managed to edge in front in injury time when Muller sent a through-ball in for Robben, leaving the Dutchman with a simple finish.

The result leaves Bayern 14 points clear at the top of the table, while Mainz sit 11th.

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