Leon Balogun Dazzles For Mainz 05 Against Bayern Munich In Stalemate


German Bundesliga Champions elect Bayern Munich suffered a mini setback in their quest to wrap up the league title with games to spare after drawing 2-2 against Mainz 05.


Mainz 05 opened scoring as early as the 3rd minute of play courtesy of Bojan Krkic, Bayern hit back through Arjen Robben in the 16th minute, but it was Mainz 05 who went into the break leading 2-1 at the Allianz Areana after Daniel Brosinski’s goal for the visitors.

Six minutes after the restart, Nigerian defender Leon Balogun was introduced for his second appearance of the year 2017 in the Bundesliga, and he showed no sign of rustiness despite his inaction for a while.

Balogun replaced goal scorer Daniel Brosinski and immediately had an effect on the game for his team, defending really well against the likes of Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller despite playing as a left back as opposed to his favourite role as a central defender.

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Bayern however drew level through Thiago Alcantara but the Nigerian can be proud of his performance against the Bavarians considering his lack of games off late.

Overall the victory helped Mainz 05 move a step closer to their aim of beating the drop as they moved up to 13th on the log, although one points separate them from 16th placed Augsburg, who are occupying the last relegation spot.

Daniel Martins