Mainz beat Greuther Fürth with a thumping 3-0 victory on Saturday at the OPEL Arena. Mainz were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 2-0 to Bochum. Greuther Fürth had to settle for a draw 1-1 against Arminia Bielefeld. As it stands, Mainz are in 5th place on the table and has 6 points while Greuther Fürth sit in 16th with 1 point after 3 matches.
Mainz didn’t take long to start the rout, with Anderson Lucoqui opening the rout in the 15th minute. Mainz then scored once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Adam Szalai at the 18 minute mark. The first half ended 2-0.
The 05ers continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Kevin Stoger just before the final whistle. The game ended 3-0.
For Mainz, Anton Stach, Karim Onisiwo, Lee Jae Sung, Kevin Stoger and Aaron Martin, came on for Dominik Kohr, Jonathan Michael Burkardt, Jean-Paul Boetius, Adam Szalai and Anderson Lucoqui. Greuther Fürth brought on Max Christiansen, Jamie Leweling and Jeremy Dudziak, to replace Gian-Luca Itter, Julian Green and Havard Nielsen.
There were bookings for Stefan Bell and Dominik Kohr from Mainz. For Greuther Fürth, Justin Hoogma and Paul Seguin saw yellow.
|Mainz:||Robin Zentner, Stefan Bell, Moussa Niakhate, Juste, Silvan Widmer, Jean-Paul Boetius (Lee Jae Sung, min.82), Leandro Martins, Dominik Kohr (Anton Stach, min.75), Anderson Lucoqui (Aaron Martin, min.89), Jonathan Michael Burkardt (Karim Onisiwo, min.75) and Adam Szalai (Kevin Stoger, min.88)|
|Greuther Fürth:||Sascha Burchert, Marco Meyerhofer, Maximilian Bauer, Justin Hoogma, Gian-Luca Itter (Max Christiansen, min.46), Paul Seguin, Havard Nielsen (Jeremy Dudziak, min.72), Hans Nunoo Sarpei, Julian Green (Jamie Leweling, min.60), Dickson Abiama and Branimir Hrgota|
|Stadium:||the OPEL Arena|
|Goals:||Anderson Lucoqui (1-0, min. 15), Adam Szalai (2-0, min. 18) and Kevin Stoger (3-0, min. 90)|