Mainz 3 – Greuther Fürth 0: The 05ers secure all 3 points at the OPEL Arena

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 will next play Hoffenheim away, with Greuther Fürth facing Wolfsburg at home.

Technical card:
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)