No points in Mainz

TSG Hoffenheim suffered a 1-0 (1-0) defeat away to 1. FSV Mainz 05. Leandro Barreiro scored the deciding goal in the 33rd minute. TSG are next in action away to SC Freiburg next Sunday (15:30 CET).

The scenario

The results crisis had seen TSG drop down to 16th place in the table. Mainz, meanwhile, had won four of their five matches in the second half of the season and fought their way to within a point of seventh spot.


Head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo made three changes to the starting XI that lost 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund in their most recent outing. Dennis Geiger, Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg replaced Sebastian Rudy, Umut Tohumcu and Ihlas Bebou.

Number of the game: 100

The 1-0 loss away to 1. FSV Mainz 05 saw Ihlas Bebou make his 100th Bundesliga appearance in a TSG Hoffenheim shirt.

Moment of the match

The sole goal of the game. TSG again failed to defend a set-piece and were punished. Oliver Baumann initially made a strong save to keep out Stefan Bell's attempt after a corner, but the keeper was then powerless to prevent Leandro Barreiro's follow-up from close range (33).


Next week will see TSG Hoffenheim make another attempt to pick up their first win under Pellegrino Matarazzo and bring their negative run to an end. TSG will be away to SC Freiburg on Sunday (15:30 CET).



1. FSV Mainz 05: Zentner – Hanche-Olsen, Bell, Fernandes – da Costa (Widmer, 73), Barreiro, Kohr (Stach, 46), Caci – Ingvartsen (Barkok, 73), Lee (Weiper, 84) – Ajorque

TSG Hoffenheim: Baumann – Ozan Kabak, Vogt, Akpoguma (Skov, 69) – Kadeřábek, Geiger (Becker, 69), Angeliño – Delaney (Rudy, 46), Baumgartner – Kramarić (Bebou, 59), Dolberg (Dabbur, 59)

Goal: 1-0 Barreiro (33)

Match highlights

24. Min.

Double chance for Mainz

That was close: Lee asserts himself in the box and gets a shot away from close range. Kabak initially scrambles the ball away just in front of the line, then Akpoguma blocks Ajorque's follow-up.

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33. Min.

Mainz take the lead

The home side score from a corner: Baumann makes a strong save from Bell's shot following a corner but the loose ball falls directly to Barreiro, who fires in off the upright.

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76. Min.

Hoffenheim's best attack

Hoffenheim's best attack of the match: Becker does well to break free under pressure and feed Baumgartner, who asserts himself strongly and picks out Bebou. The forward is first stopped in a one-on-one, but then shoots on the turn. Zentner gathers at the second attempt.

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