Bayern beats Mainz 2-0 for 18-point Bundesliga lead

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich continued its march to a record-extending sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with a 2-0 win at Mainz on Saturday.

Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen was held 0-0 at Freiburg, and Schalke lost 2-1 at home to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen, as Bayern increased its already commanding lead to 18 points after 21 games.

Franck Ribery scored with Bayern’s first effort on goal after a half-hour when Mats Hummels and Sandro Wagner made way to allow his shot from a half-cleared corner fly inside the post.

The French winger was mobbed by teammates in…

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