One of two games without a goal on Saturday afternoon, the two surprise-packages of this season locked horns in what was a fascinating tactical battle at the Coface Arena. Both lost ground on Schalke 04 in the battle for Europe – but nothing was sacrificed for either team. Editor Ross Dunbar dissects the action.
The Carnival Club are in sixth place at the end of 2012 and are taking the league by surprise. Regular contributor Tom Rowland looks at their season so far.
FSV Mainz 05 was the youngster’s first port of call when he moved to Germany as a teenager, where he teamed up with his eventual boss at BVB, Herr Klopp.
This week, Meghan D’Amore looks at the return of a Hungarian striker whose career has been blighted by injures, before returning with a telling impact at the Coface Arena.
Both sides will be looking to avoid a relegation battle and after a tough start, they go head-to-head at the Coface Arena. Tom Rowland looks ahead to this encounter for BLFUK.
FSV Mainz face a daunting trip to FC Bayern München. The Bavarians have a 100% record, whilst Mainz have only managed one point so far.
Newly promoted Greuther Fürth travel to Mainz on Matchday 2 looking to win their first points of the Bundesliga campaign.
Bundesliga Football takes a look at Thomas Tuchel and Mainz’s difficulty in keeping up appearances.
Bundesliga Football look ahead to the opening weekend of the Bundesliga campaign as SC Freiburg host FSV Mainz 05.
In his first role as head coach, Thomas Tuchel has worked miracles at FSV Mainz. The Krumbach native has lead the Die Nullfünfer to four successive seasons in the Bundesliga, a record for the Rhineland-Palatinate club.