Football Bundesliga: Mainz loses 2-0 to Wolfsburg

DEm FSV Mainz 05 are facing very difficult weeks in the relegation battle of the Bundesliga. Coach Bo Svensson’s team not only lost the home game against VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 (0-0) on Tuesday evening, but also has to do without the outgoing Jean-Philippe Mateta for the rest of the season.

In a very weak game, the Polish joker Bartosz Bialek (65th minute) and Wout Weghorst (79th) scored the goals to win, which brings the Lower Saxony very close to the Champions League places. Mainz, on the other hand, remained goalless in the fourth home game in a row and without a win in the ninth home game in a row. Both are negative records in the Bundesliga history of the self-proclaimed carnival club.

The 05ers had to cope with the first shock of the evening before kick-off. Top striker Mateta, who has scored seven goals so far, significantly more than all other Mainz professionals, will no longer play in the Bundesliga in the second half of the season. Head coach Svensson confirmed a report by “Bild”, according to which the 23-year-old Frenchman is already at the medical check in London and is about to move to Crystal Palace.

“If everything goes well, what we assume, it will go over the stage,” said Svensson on the pay TV channel Sky. It will probably initially be loaned for a year and a half. Sports director Martin Schmidt said about the background: “We wanted to make this wish possible for him and not deny him the chance. On the other hand, we now also have something that we can invest. “


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