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Two legends bow off with goals against Mainz

Postby FCBayernNews » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:10 pm

fcbayern.com looks back on two special moments against Mainz in the build-up to the Bundesliga duel with the Zerofivers. Mehmet Scholl and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored their last goals for FCB.

The last match of the 2014/15 season was a very special one for Bastian Schweinsteiger. The FC Bayern youth product made his 500th appearance for the German record champions and crowned his milestone with a goal, his effort from distance rounding off the 2-0 scoreline. Bayern hoisted the championship shield after the match: Schweinsteiger's eighth Bundesliga title.

Bastian Schweinsteiger with the championship shield after his last competitive appearance for FC Bayern. He rounded off the 2-0 scoreline against Mainz.

At that point nobody knew it had been his last competitive appearance for FCB. Schweinsteiger's transfer to Manchester United was announced a few weeks later. His goal on 23 May 2015 was the last of his 68 goals for FC Bayern.

Bastian Schweinsteiger hung up his boots in 2019. His farewell match in August 2018 was a perfect conclusion to his time at FC Bayern

"15 years of passion - thank you Mehmet!"

Mehmet Scholl played for the German record champions for 15 years. The crowd-pleaser too made his last appearance for FCB against Mainz and scored. Munich entertained the Carnival club on Matchday 34 of the 2006/07 season, Scholl doubling Bayern's lead in the 5-2 victory.

The 69,000 crowd at the Allianz Arena rose to give a standing ovation and presented a banner when the crowd-pleaser was subbed off after half-time:

It was a typical Scholl goal: he sidestepped three opponents and crowned his strong solo with an unstoppable 20-yarder into the bottom left corner of the net. The eight-time German champion was subbed off in the 57th minute, the 69,000 crowd at the Allianz Arena rising to give a standing ovation and presenting a banner: "15 years of passion - thank you Mehmet."

Mehmet Scholl made 469 appearances for FC Bayern, scoring 117 goals. He won eight German championship titles, five DFB Cups and the Champions League in 2001. He is a member of the FC Bayern Hall of Fame
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