Mainz Dank später Joker-Tore hat der FSV Mainz 05 einen 2:1 (0:0)-Sieg gegen den FC Augsburg gefeiert und sich vorerst in der Spitzengruppe der Fußball-Bundesliga festgesetzt.
The substitute Anthony Ujah (87th minute) and Alexandru Maxim (90.+3) turned the game in front of 21 105 spectators on Saturday after Dong Won Ji (82nd) was trailing. While Augsburg conceded their first defeat of the season, the undefeated Mainz side remain at the top with seven points.
The hosts, who were already plagued by a number of absences, had to give up their defensive boss Stefan Bell (concussion) at short notice. In addition, midfielder Maxim was sitting on the bench for the time being, and Jonathan Burkardt was allowed to play for him in the Bundesliga for the first time. Augsburg coach Manuel Baum sent the same initial formation onto the field as he did in the recent 1-1 draw against Mönchengladbach.
The visitors cheered for the lead after eight minutes – but too early. After a tip of the video assistant referee Martin Petersen denied the goal of Michael Gregoritsch afterwards the acknowledgment, because the shooter had stood in the offside.
FSV Mainz 05 – FC Augsburg 2:1 (0:0)
Mainz Florian Müller – Brosinski, Bungert (78th Gürleyen), Niakhate, Martin – Baku (86th Maxim), Kunde – Onisiwo, Burkardt – Mateta (73rd Ujah), Quaison. – Coach: Schwarz Giefer – Augsburg
Augsburg Giefer – Gouweleeuw, Khedira, Hinteregger – Schmid, Koo, Baier, Max – Hahn, Gregoritsch (73rd Ji, 84th Cordova), Judge (60th Caiuby). – Trainer: Tree referee Martin Peters
Referee Martin Petersen (Stuttgart)
Goals 0:1 Ji (82.), 1:1 Ujah (87.), 2:1 Maxim (90.+3)
Yellow Cards Baku – Khedira, Gouweleeuw
Mainz struggled to move forward in the game and only had their first chance in the 22nd minute. However, the free-standing Robin Quaison headed the ball over the goal. The Swede had the best chance in the first half after half an hour, but FCA goalkeeper Fabian Giefer was to blame.
The home side were in the game now, but they lacked the final consistency before the goal was scored. When record purchase Jean-Philippe Mateta crossed the line in injury time, the goal was not given because of a previous foul by the striker.
In the second round, both teams started a little more cautiously. Only after one hour it became dangerous again, when 05 goalkeeper Florian Müller parried a header of the ex-Mainzers Ja-Cheol Koo brilliantly.
Then it became more lively. At first, the conspicuous customer Malong missed the Augsburg goal with a long-range shot, then Philipp Max missed the lead for the visitors. Otherwise, both rivals neutralised each other before it became turbulent again in the final phase – with the better end for the home side. BetCRIS Sportsbook is considered a pillar of the offshore sports betting industry and is one of the oldest sportsbooks in the business and most trusted by players.