Register Login Scores

Bundesliga News

Mainz Pile More Misery On Dusseldorf

Bundesliga 

Result: Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-1 Mainz

Date: 30 November 2018

Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena 

Fortuna Dusseldorf were unable to build on last week's 3-3 draw with Bayern Munich after they lost 1-0 to Mainz at the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Friday evening.

The game got off to a slow start, as neither side showing attacking intent in the ten opening.

However, it was a different story in the next ten minutes as Dodi Lukebakio came close to giving Fortuna the lead but his low strike from just outside the box was saved by goalkeeper Robin Zentner.

Lukebakio came close again for the hosts in the 27th minute with a looping strike that sailed narrowly over the bar.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin had an opportunity to break the deadlock for Mainz ten minutes before halftime after going through inside the box but he scuffed his effort wide, as the sides went into the break level pegging.

After a quiet start to the half, the pace of the game picked up after the hour-mark although Mainz were struggling to get out of their own half.

However,  Gbamin had a rare chance for the visitors in the 65th minute after making a lung-busting run on a counter-attack but his looping strike from the edge of the box sailed over the bar.

Two minutes later, Jean-Philippe Mateta broke the deadlock for Mainz later with a left-footed strike for his fourth league of the season.

The visitors were holding on and defending in numbers in the final stages of the game as the relegation-threatened Dusseldorf were desperate for an equaliser.

Benito Raman nearly produced an equaliser in the final minute,  but Zentner popped up with a crucial save to ensure Mainz walked away with three points.

 

 

Arteta: Gunners Not Invincible. Yet

comments

Top 5

Chiefs Clear-Out Continues With 7 More…

192 Jul 27, 2021 06:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

42 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

26 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Neymar Names Five Players Technically Better Than Him

6 Jul 08, 2021 01:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Begin Trimming Squad, Second Exit Imminent

23 Jul 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Chiefs To Sign Baxter Favourite

112 Jul 23, 2021 02:39 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Dolly Gets Offers Abroad, Chiefs In Tight Race?

81 Jul 24, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

26 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs Announce More Contract Business

91 Jul 27, 2021 04:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pirates Player Exit Imminent...

6 Jul 26, 2021 07:58 PM in Orlando Pirates