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1. FSV Mainz 05 – 1899 Hoffenheim 1: 0: Negative record set! TSG still in free fall



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FSV Mainz 05 is still in the running in the fight for a place in international business. The Rheinhessen exacerbated the crisis at TSG Hoffenheim with a 1-0 (1-0) win.

TSG coach Pellegrino Matarazzo practically dragged himself to his players with his hands in his pockets and his head bowed. They stood in front of the guest curve and were whistled at by the few Hoffenheim fans. “We’re fed up,” chanted the disappointed supporters of the Kraichgauer.

Hoffenheim is still in free fall towards league two. The team from Matarazzo, threatened with relegation, had to admit defeat at FSV Mainz 05 after a disappointing performance with 0:1 (0:1) and set a negative club record with the 13th Bundesliga game in a row without three points.

In his 100th Bundesliga game, Leandro Barreiro (33) from Mainz ensured that the unsettling TSG slide continued and exacerbated the Kraichgauer crisis. It was the fourth win in a row for Mainz.

“The key to victory was the defense. That’s what makes us stand out at the moment. Barreiro was super strong in the first half, he crowned the game with the goal and a good performance,” commented Mainz sporting director Martin Schmidt: “With the emotionality , which the team is showing, there is still a lot possible.”

FSV keeper Robin Zentner said on Sky: “It’s fun to see the team. We show what’s in the team, we want to stay tuned and get what’s possible from all games.”

In Hoffenheim, on the other hand, disillusionment has returned. Matarazzo’s record is also frightening: In his fourth TSG game, it was the fourth bankruptcy.

Hoffenheim finds it difficult to get into the game

The unsettled guests clearly showed their will, but TSG found it difficult to get into the game in terms of play. In addition, Hoffenheim came under increasing pressure after a messed-up start against Mainz, who were strong at home.

The club of majority owner Dietmar Hopp, who will return his majority voting rights in the professional department to the parent club, was primarily challenged defensively, offensively – nothing worked.

FSV coach Bo Svensson was absent this week due to illness, but he was satisfied when he returned to the sidelines. Although Ludovic Ajorque (24th) initially missed the best chance, Barreiro scored a little later after a corner in the follow-up – and rewarded Mainz against disappointing Hoffenheim.

Matarazzo brought on Sebastian Rudy in the second half, but TSG shook defensively after the break. Dennis Geiger’s long-range shot (50′) caused the Kraichgau team to pose a threat for the first time, but there was initially no reaction to the weak first round.

Mainz continued to act more purposefully, but Marcus Ingvartsen’s second goal didn’t count due to an offside position (60′). But they failed to extend the lead. TSG only fought back against the deficit in the final phase, the substitutions of Ihlas Bebou and Munas Dabbur brought some momentum again.

FSV Mainz 05 – TSG Hoffenheim: The voices of the game

Bo Svensson (FSV Mainz 05 coach): “It was the tough game I expected. We didn’t have as many chances to score, but there were dangerous scenes. We were very active, I liked that. It was a bit wilder in the second half. It was a close game until the end. We are happy.”

Pellegrino Matarazzo (TSG Hoffenheim coach): “We tried to move the game into the other half as best we could. Unfortunately, we didn’t last long. We didn’t create enough scoring chances and didn’t have enough penetration. Unfortunately, we lost 1-0 for the third time in a row and conceded another set piece. That’s a clear pattern.”

FSV Mainz 05 – TSG Hoffenheim: The data for the game

Mainz: Zentner – Hanche-Olsen, Bell, Fernandes – da Costa (73. Widmer), Kohr (46. Stach), Caci – Lee (84. Weiper), Barreiro – Ingvartsen (73. Barkok), Ajorque (90.+4 hack). – Coach: Svensson

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kabak, Vogt, Akpoguma (69th Skov) – Kaderabek, Delaney (46th Rudy), Angelino – Geiger (69th Becker), Baumgartner – Kramaric (59th Bebou), Dolberg (59th Dabbur). – Coach: Matarazzo

referee: Sascha Stegemann (Niederkassel)

Gates: 1-0 Barreiro (33′)

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yellow cards: Barkok – violinist (6), Rudy (2), Baumgartner (5), Vogt (8)