FC Bayern records biggest league win since 1971, hangs eight on Mainz

FC Bayern Munich showed their ever-present ruthlessness against Mainz 05 as they demolished their opponents 8-1, securing their biggest win in the league since obliterating Borussia Dortmund 16-1 in the 1971/72 season.

FC Bayern seems to be hanging on to the title race by a thread, with Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen sitting 10 points ahead of them before they welcomed Bo Henriksen’s Mainz to the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Embattled Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel is set to leave the club at the end of the season by mutual consent, but he could be terminated even before that, depending on how results go. That termination is not going to happen today though, with the routing of 17th-placed Mainz.

Harry Kane has been tearing up the league, having now scored 30 goals in 25 games, averaging an outrageous 1.2 goals per game so far. Kane, for his part, scored a hat trick and recorded one assist on the day, with central midfielder Leon Goretzka scoring two goals and assisting twice.

Kane now has four hat tricks so far in his first-ever Bundesliga season.

The win temporarily cut the gap to Leverkusen to seven points, though that gap has now been restored to 10 points after Alonso’s men won their own game yesterday, March 10.

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