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1. FSV Mainz 05 – Hertha BSC 4: 0: Berliners without a chance go down against furious zero fives



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The upswing under the new coach Tayfun Korkut has subsided, Hertha BSC is stuck in the lower third of the table after being rubbed off. On the 16th matchday of the Bundesliga, the completely defeated Berliners lost 0: 4 (0: 2) at the strong FSV Mainz 05 and suffered their first defeat in the third game under Korkut’s direction.

The distance to the relegation place can melt from two points to one on Wednesday.

After four counters at the start, Korkut had to watch as his team had no chance in front of 10,000 spectators on Tuesday evening. Jae-Sung Lee (19th), Alexander Hack (41st), Silvan Widmer (49th) and Jean-Paul Boetius (80th) scored for the much more aggressive and game-defining 05er, who distanced the capital city by six points and continued in Get involved in the races for the European Cup places.

“We didn’t even get into the game. We lost almost all of the duels. That was a total loss of the team,” said Kevin-Prince Boateng on Sky. Korkut spoke of a “used evening”.

After the relieving 2-0 win against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday, Korkut only made one change in his starting line-up. Lucas Tousart replaced Marco Richter, before the two formally strong attackers Ishak Belfodil and Stevan Jovetic stormed again.

Mainz 05 could have won significantly higher

There was almost nothing to be seen of these, because the guests left the game control to the Mainz team and could hardly provide relief. The opening goal by Lee, who only had to nod off after a strong header from Widmer from close range, was completely deserved. Five minutes later, Widmer’s shot (24th) just missed the goal.

Only Mainz continued to play, the hosts were always a bit more determined and faster – and Hertha helped with sometimes hair-raising errors. The obviously battered Jovetic was replaced in the 32nd minute by Davie Selke, who came out of nowhere with a good chance to head the ball (36th).

But it was no more than a flash in the pan, otherwise the Herthaners just ran after, often the correct allocation was missing. So the outstanding hack was completely free, whose deflected shot hit the far corner.

With the 0: 2 at the break, the Berliners were still well served. And with Kevin-Prince Boateng instead of Tousart, little changed after the break. Even the strong right-back Widmer had no opponent when he headed.

After just 50 minutes the fans were singing about the “Fiesta am Rhein” and often had a goal scream on their lips. Mainz did not give up despite the high lead and could have won significantly higher.

FSV Mainz 05 – Hertha BSC: The voices

Bo Svensson (Trainer FSV Mainz 05): “Compliments to my team. We controlled the game over the entire duration and we deservedly won it. We brought what sets us apart. At no point did we let up.”

Tayfun Korkut (coach Hertha BSC): “In no way did we manage the calm possession that we were trying to achieve against this intensity. That posed great problems for us. It was an absolutely used evening for us. We won’t see everything black now, we have to see how we get the heads back up. “

Mainz 05 -Hertha BSC: The lineups

  • M05: Zentner – Bell, Alexander Hack, Niakhate – Widmer (75th Brosinski), Stach, Martin – Barreiro (77th Stöger), Lee (63rd Boetius) – Burkardt (75th Nebel), Onisiwo (62nd Ingvartsen). – Trainer: Svensson

  • Hertha: Schwolow – Zeefuik (46th judge), Boyata, Stark, Plattenhardt – Ascacibar, Tousart (46th Kevin-Prince Boateng) – Darida, Serdar (56th Maolida) – Belfodil (69th Piatek), Jovetic (31st Selke)