What an evening in the Mewa arena. Host Mainz 05 defended the trio against Bayer Leverkusen with an amazing team performance in the final. A double strike has become a work self knock out.
FSV Mainz 05 has put an end to Bayer Leverkusen’s amazing success journey. At the start of the 23rd day of the Bundesliga match, Rhineheisen caused Werkelzef’s first defeat of the year with a 3-2 (0-1) defeat on Friday evening and is now battling for international starting spots.
In front of 10,000 spectators, top scorers Patrick Schick (35th minute) and Joker Lucas Alario (74th) gave the guests a two-way lead, but Aaron (57th), Jean-Paul Borges (84th) and Marcus Ingvardsen (88th) changed the game. In favor of 05 players, they have equaled their club record under Thomas Toussaint since 2009 and won in the fifth house.
Bayer with great difficulty against the Mains
The audience got the first chance. Kerem Demirbe tested Mainz goalkeeper Robin Sentener in the 6th minute. However, Rheinhessen then made the game and the snooper look. Bayer struggled to find a place for the most successful mix game this season. The hosts are different. Anton Stoch (13th), Sylvan Witmer (16th) failed to score on Lucas Hrdecki’s shots and he made a strong save.
Mainz got into the game without any staff change. Coach Bo Swenson relied on the same opening XI they had in the previous week in the 1-1 draw in Freiburg. Bayer coach Gerardo Zion made a change: defender Jonathan Tah escaped an injury and returned to replace the injured Mitchell Packer.
Mainz’s determined team deserved to take the lead in the first half, but even the biggest chance after half an hour did not lead to victory. Jonathan Burkard put the ball in front of Hrotechi on his strike partner Karim Onisivo, but the Austrian still bothered decisively.
Leverkusen striker Schick was injured
Leverkusen’s top scorer Patrik Schick did better: Czech attempted a shot from 20 yards out and FSV captain Moussa Niakhaté deflected the ball away from goalkeeper Gentner. 1. Mainz’s first goal on home soil since November 21 in a 1-1 draw against FC Köln. After that, 05er won four consecutive home games to zero.
Schick was injured shortly after the restart. He was replaced by Lucas Alario (48 ‘), who shortly saw Mines regain control of the game: Aaron Martin equalized with a remarkable free-kick. The opening goal, which was allegedly scored by Onicivo shortly afterwards, was withdrawn by referee Benjamin Cortas after video evidence (63rd) – goal on the other side of Alario after a good Bayer combination.
But Mines continued to pull and substitute Jean-Paul Boise flicked the ball to the corner from the edge of the box to make it 2-2. Svensson’s team showed its character and highlighted the ball 3: 2 by other Joker Marcus Ingwarden Bayer defense.