Football club is beside himself: Mainz is world class

How to celebrate a Class to remain in their own stadium without Fans? On Saturday afternoon, Mainz 05 have felt the absurdity of this from the Coronavirus-domin

Football club is beside himself: Mainz is world class

How to celebrate a Class to remain in their own stadium without Fans? On Saturday afternoon, Mainz 05 have felt the absurdity of this from the Coronavirus-dominated times. As the 3:1-sealed victory against Werder Bremen, and the descent from its own power was also prevented by computer, were the players in the arms, this inhibited some rules in view of the distance.

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The staff distributed pre-prepared T-Shirts on which the Slogan "8 X champion. Boring? 11 X stay in. Mainz world-class“ was written. It all seemed sterile. But then sporting Director Rouven Schröder made for a little spine-tingling atmosphere. He took in the circle of players, the word, and cried with a hoarse voice: "We remained in the League. All of us have said: We are gone! Nothing we are. We are in the League because we have earned it. I'm proud of you.“

Emotional highlight

The address is likely to be the emotional climax have been. The Ceremony eventually had to stay in the frame, there is also the Mainz are bound by the strict rules of the hygiene concept. The Team wanted to travel to the team hotel, and there are, in the words Beierlorzers "at a distance sitting together".

At a distance, the Mainz held on Saturday Werder Bremen and Fortuna Düsseldorf – once again, so Mainz 05 has existed a struggle for existence, which has earned this year, the word probably more than usual. A descent would have burdened the club inevitably, especially in the uncertain times of the Corona-crisis, even if the on Friday in advance with a contract extension, rewarding Commercial Director Jan Lehmann to be able to present would have said to himself for the second Bundesliga solid economic Numbers.

Against Werder, Mainz of your speed advantage, contributed to the four fresh players who were in the 2:0-victory in Dortmund, nor spared benefited. According to Mateta and Onisiwo missed chances and a Standard half then After a Brosinski edge headed Onisiwo over Werder goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka across, Davy Klaassen could not prevent the Ball from Crossing the goal line, Robin Quaison pressed the Ball but then so clearly behind the line (25. Minute).

Five minutes later, Danny Latza gassed up with a Solo through midfield, operated by Jean-Paul Boetius with a Cabinet in pieces by step-hack-pass, and the Dutchman a shot so confidently as in his best Phase in Mainz a year ago. Werder scored the first goal by Osako (58.), as the Mainzer in his own penalty area, a negligence made. Edimilson Fernandes made five minutes before the end for clarity.

Updated Date: 21 June 2020, 03:19

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