Mainz 05 are in a relegation battle: Beierlorzers pseudo-giant

Some of the football games live in the stadium worse than they actually are. The 2:3 of FSV Mainz 05 against Union Berlin in the first half of the current Bunde

Mainz 05 are in a relegation battle: Beierlorzers pseudo-giant

Some of the football games live in the stadium worse than they actually are. The 2:3 of FSV Mainz 05 against Union Berlin in the first half of the current Bundesliga season, for example, fell into this category. Other encounters do not hold in the follow-up to the positive impression that you aroused first. The 0:1 defeat to Mainz to FC Augsburg on Sunday that counts.

is Right in what Florian Mueller said immediately after the game, thanks to which the Berlin of your Worries got rid of as far as possible: "We have not lost the game after 45 seconds." First, namely, the former Mainzer and Florian niederlechner scored the ultimately decisive goal after just 43 seconds. And secondly, the Mainz had neither after the counter hit even after the From the after a collision with Felix Uduokhai briefly unconscious Taiwo Awoniyi shocked, but willing, to correct the result.

Really remains, what is Daniel Brosinski said: "We had the game in control." The truth is that the 66 percent possession of the ball portion, the many conquered second balls and in two and a half times of the existing Powerplay went phases with 17 shots on goal hand-in-hand. Seriously, the Augsburg goalkeeper Andreas Luthe was required only in the closing stages of the first half three times, was lucky that the free in front of him that Jean-Philippe Mateta completed directly, that Karim Onisiwo shot him. And he reacted strongly in the case of a Mateta-head to the ball after Brosinski corner. Conversely, the effectiveness of the Mainz attacker can complain about. "We were complicated in the Box," admitted sporting Director Rouven Schröder. "Shooting is allowed," he said with a view to the upcoming away game in Dortmund this Wednesday (20.30 clock in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the football Bundesliga and Sky).

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But it was more than that. It was kind of the entire. You liked to feel every Pore of each individual player's passion and determination to turn the game, as coach Achim Beierlorzer stressed, so the choice of medium was often inappropriate. Automatisms, with which the to your flash guide low Augsburger were tearing apart, were not to recognize the football elements were too short. Robin Quaison, who has been waiting for seven Games on his thirteenth hit, and at the latest since the beginning of the mind games this will not be noticed, he noticed that over long stretches of a game at all, played before the break, twice sent in the tip, which led to the first two scoring chances.

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After the break, and with the goal Jean-Paul Boëtius’ dominated, there are those approaches a little more often, the enforcement of weak Levin Öztunali was also change at the base line. The numerous long, high balls to the back team of the Swabians, however, no problems. The more you looked at the Whole, the less is the pressure left the the the 05 developed, the more their appearance reminded to "Tur Tur" from Michael ende's children's book "Jim Knopf and Lukas, the man came to train drivers" – those pseudo-giant, looked from the distance like a giant, but, the closer to him, gradually to more normal levels shrank.

And this pseudo-giant-football Mainz practiced extensively, the error from the first Minute, when Moussa had not paid attention Niakhaté on his back under the low-Lechner, balance.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 12:19

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