Arminia Bielefeld missed the break and conceded the next defeat against Mainz 05. After the cup, the team of coach Frank Kramer also lost in the league against Mainz with 1: 2 (1: 1).
Unlucky fellow Amos Pieper disappeared into the cabin, shaking his head, before returning to his disappointed team on the pitch. With a gross defensive error, the 23-year-old played a major role in Arminia Bielefeld’s unsuccessful revenge for the cup against FSV Mainz 05.
The Ostwestfalen lost 1: 2 (1: 1) against the Rheinhessen and continue to wait for relegation rank 17 for the first win of the season in the Bundesliga. “When you play to stay in the league, you always have pressure,” said coach Frank Kramer after the game at Sky: “If you haven’t won a long time, it’s normal for the pressure to get stronger”.
“Small things decided,” said Jonathan Burkardt, who scored for Mainz after Pieper’s mistake: “This is a very fine boy. He’s a good footballer and he’ll take it away.”
Mainz jumped to a Europa League place after the third competitive game win in a row. In front of 19,477 spectators, Jae-Sung Lee (25th) met his first Bundesliga club to lead the Mainz team. Jacob Laursen equalized before the break for Arminia (42nd), who lost 2: 3 after extra time at Mainz four days ago. Burkardt (69th) scored to win for the guests.
DSC defense from the role – Burkardt ice cold
“It is important to show a now-even more mentality,” said Kramer after the cup failure. And the hosts immediately showed that they had something to make up for. Bryan Lasme prevailed against two opponents, but failed with his graduation due to FSV keeper Robin Zentner (3rd). Mainz replied promptly, but Karim Onisiwo passed his header free-standing to the left (9th). As a result, the game flattened out a bit, and both teams found it very difficult to build up an orderly game.
Mainz took control of the game more and more and was rewarded: Onisiwo prevailed on the right, failed with his qualification to Stefan Ortega-Moreno, but Lee was spot on and took the lead from a few meters. Only a little later, Onisiwo had the great opportunity to increase with a low shot from eight meters, but he forgave miserably (35th).
The DSC defense was on the roll, but Mainz simply did not get the ball into the goal and was punished: After a Mainz double chance, the counterattack ran, at the end of which the Dane Laursen hit the surprising equalizer from 15 meters.
After the change of sides, the guests were still on the trigger and again and again settled deep in the Bielefeld half. However, degrees from Jean Paul Boetius (49th) and David Nemeth (57th) did not lead to success, Burkardt did better a little later.
Arminia Bielefeld – Mainz 05: The voices
Frank Kramer (trainer Arminia Bielefeld): “Mainz was clearer and clearer, a lot of our effort did not lead to the goal. We then make mistakes and are punished, after the 0-1 we had to shake ourselves first. After the break, we briefly had the feeling that something could go – But then they make another individual mistake. My team took a bite and really wanted to, but everything wasn’t aimed at the goal. That’s why we are of course disappointed. “
Bo Svensson (Trainer Mainz 05): “We showed a very good performance over 90 minutes today, checked the game after 15 minutes. Actually, we have to lead higher than 1-0 and bring Bielefeld back into the game ourselves. In the second half we were very disciplined and serene. That’s why I’m very proud of the team. “