DFL announces start dates for 2020/21 season
Bundesliga to resume on 18th September
Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel to go on loan to Stade Brest
Right-back to play in Ligue 1 for at least a year.
A few too many on the pitch during pre-season
Planning for summer transfers and preparing for the season ahead under difficult circumstances – Schröder: “No one can be surprised”
Bungert resumes trainee role
The former Mainz captain will transition back into a behind-the-scenes role
"They need to back it up with their performances first"
The strengthening of the side’s collective team spirit is one of the challenges of the coming season – the average length of time players spend at the club is 4.4 years
Professional contracts for three top talents
The Zerofivers have continued their strong youth focus by tying down Nebel, Mustapha and Liesegang to long term contracts
A lack of concentration and intuition leaves Mainz 05 in 13th place after 1-0 loss in Leverkusen
Schröder: “Shut down, regroup and debrief”
Reaction from the season finale in Leverkusen
Mainz narrowly beaten by Leverkusen
A goal from Volland leads Bayer Leverkusen to victory in the season finale – Mateta goal ruled offside, Edimilson hits the woodwork
Jan Siewert joins as new Head of Academy Coaching
37-year-old was previously head coach at Huddersfield Town in England
Final game of the season not a "dead rubber"
The Zerofivers are looking to end the season on a high with a win against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
"We're not at the beach yet"
Rouven Schröder spoke in a virtual press conference on Monday afternoon about some time away from football, the plans for next season, and the game against Leverkusen on the final day of the season.
"We can be proud of this”
Rouven Schröder gave an emotional speech after Mainz ensured safety with a 3-1 win against Bremen
Schröder: "Never lose faith in this club"
All the reaction from the Zerofivers’ win in the OPEL ARENA to stay up and go into a 12th Bundesliga season in 2020/21
Mainz beat Werder and celebrate staying up!
Quaison, Boëtius and Fernandes score in relegation clash in the OPEL ARENA
Latza: "You can see we came out unscathed"
All the post-match quotes from Mainz' 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund
Mainz in shock 2-0 win away at Dortmund
Mainz picked up an important three points in their relegation battle against Borussia Dortmund in an unlikely triumph.
Goal-focused, confident and ready to fight
Schröder: "No one's given us a chance in Dortmund, but it's still a game where we can score points"
Disappointment high but belief still intact
After a miss opportunity against Augsburg, the Zerofivers are fully focused on Wednesday's game against BVB.
Awoniyi: "I feel better already"
After his painful injury in the game against Augsburg, the Zerofivers striker has good news.
"If you can't score goals, you can't win games"
The full post-match quotes from the home loss against Augsburg.
Mainz concede early in loss against Augsburg
The Zerofivers lose against Augsburg despite dominating their opposition for long periods.
"We should be more intense, not less."
Achim Beierlorzer and Rouven Schröder speak ahead of Sunday's game against FC Augsburg.
“No more exceptions”
Philipp Mwene on the task at hand in the closing stages of the season, and a clear statement on racism
"Bring that same team spirit to the pitch against Augsburg"
The 2-0 derby win improved the situation and increased optimism. Beierlorzer: “We need to keep taking these steps.”
No place for racism at Mainz 05
Not every cancelled membership is cause for concern – sometimes, we’re relieved
Positive signs in a relegation scrap
A cool, calm and collected performance in Frankfurt has laid down a marker for the rest of the season.
Beierlorzer: "A very important win for us"
Read all the post-match quotes from Mainz' 2-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Zerofivers take important three points in Frankfurt
Mainz show a strong improvement in their recent form and take three points from their away match against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Belief, sharpness & determination
Mainz head to Frankfurt for a must-win Derby game on Satruday - Beierlorzer: "our next chance to pick up three points."
Hack ahead of the derby
The Mainz centre back gave us his take on the current situation ahead of what promises to be a fiercely contested and hugely important Rhine-Main Derby.
"These are little slip-ups we're making at the moment."
The Zerofivers‘ head coach stresses the need for improvement in all areas as the side have only five games left to beat the drop.
"It was one hundred percent a penalty"
All the post-match reactions from Mainz' 1-0 home defeat against TSG Hoffenheim.
A strong performance, but no points to show for it - Mainz lose against Hoffenheim
Mainz lost 1-0 at home against TSG Hoffenheim despite dominating the game for long stretches and were unlucky to concede.
Beierlorzer: "Absolutely serious in how we approach every game"
Mainz's head coach & sporting director gave their thoughts ahead of tomorrow's home clash against Hoffenheim.
Beierlorzer: "The task at hand hasn't changed"
More reaction from the 1-1 draw away at Union Berlin.
Baku: "It's really disappointing"
The full post-match quotes from Mainz' 1-1 draw with Union Berlin.
Zerofivers in disappointing draw with Union
Mainz drew 1-1 in Berlin despite being a man up for the entirety of the second half.
Beierlozer: “We have to be ready for the fight”
The head coach demands a much better performance from his team ahead of the game in Berlin – Schröder: Make things positive again
Concentration is part of the job
Conceding a record number of goals - Niakhate: “It’s up to us to sort it out”
"We made mistakes in the lead up to every single goal”
Rouven Schröder criticizes the Zerofivers’ defensive performance and is expecting a much better display on Wednesday evening at Union Berlin.
MÜLLER: "We were too passive”
All the post-match quotes from Mainz' crushing 5-0 defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig on Sunday.
Mainz thrashed 5-0 by Leipzig
Mainz were unable to get going in a game where they were beaten heavily by RB Leipzig 5-0.
Hard work versus individual quality
The first home game behind closed doors and under the new Coronavirus protocol: Zerofivers not in need of any “extra motivation” against RB Leipzig
DFL schedules remaining matchdays
Rhein-Main-Derby on a Saturday afternoon – Augsburg on a Sunday and away in Dortmund on a Wednesday
Feeling good heading into a busy week
Achim Beirlozer's thoughts on the Zerofivers' outing in Cologne.
Finding the gap
Kunde secures a draw with a spectacular solo effort to mark a “thrilling” comeback
"The team can play intense football"
Zerofivers coach Achim Beierlorzer is happy with the point in Cologne, especially since Mainz came back from 2-0 down to start with. A good performance in special circumstances.
Schröder: All in all it was a deserved point
The post-match quotes from the game in Cologne.
Mainz come from 2-0 down against Cologne to draw
Mainz managed to get a point against the odds on Sunday as they drew 2-2 with Cologne.
Beierlorzer: "back to the roots"
Achim Beierlorzer & Rouven Schröder in the digital press conference ahead of FSV's rearranged away fixture in Cologne.
Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday - DFL schedules Matchdays 27-29
Zerofivers with three games in six days
Bruma: "good to know we have a game again"
Jeffrey Bruma ahead of the restart: quarantine in the hotel and the feeling of having an aim again.
Latza: "It will be a learning process”
The Mainz captain is hoping to extend the gap to the relegation zone with his side, but knows that the focus over the coming weeks will be on the players for many reasons - “We bear the...
Everything down to the last detail
The Zerofivers have been in quarantine since Monday - preparations ahead of Sunday's match taking place under strict conditions
Back in competition mode
Preparations underway in the Bruchwegstadion ahead of next weekend's return - Beierlorzer: a huge challenge ahead
Discipline, humility & empathy
Rouven Schröder and Achim Beierlorzer on the Bundesliga restart.
PENNY provides 1,500 ‘hero’s tickets’
The discount store joins the FSV – Welling initiative: “A great gesture”
Inspiration for an entire generation
How the revolutionary influence of Wolfgang Frank inspired a generation of Zerofivers to take up the mantle of head coach
From relegation candidates to midtable security
A review of the 2011/12 season: summer departures, a rough start and an upturn in form.
Taking stock after seven weeks of crisis management
The board answers fans' questions during a special digital meeting, hosted at the OPEL ARENA.
Highlighting homegrown talent
Looking back at the homegrown talents and future German internationals to have come out of the Mainz youth academy, as well as a glimpse at current talents at the club.
A record-breaking season for the Zerofivers
Remembering the 2010/11 campaign, the best in the club's history.
Up to the federal government
Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder spoke to the media following the DFL's announcement on a possible return date for the Bundesliga.
A coaching prodigy with a novel plan
As the youngest head coach in the Bundesliga, Thomas Tuchel formed a team, which brought attractive possession football to Bruchweg.
"Valuable time to reflect"
Kunde Malong took advantage of his time at home in order to be creative and to reflect, but also to discover some new TV shows.
Malaysian football school continues to be a success
Robin Hasenclever, the coach of the international division of the Mainz 05 football school, shares an update on the continued success of the Zerofivers' program in Malaysia.
Barreiro: Solid plans and musical ambitions
The Zerofivers’ young starlet has been using his time at home to learn the piano - suffered a bitter loss to Augsburg on FIFA as well.
"We were prepared for this"
Despite a valiant performance in the second half of the season and 13 goals from Zidan, the 2006/07 season ended in heartbreak for Mainz.
“It’s cool to be back out on the pitch again”
The first team have been back training at Bruchweg since Tuesday. Florian Müller spoke to mainz05.de about resuming training, taking part in eSports and Mario Kart causing arguments amongst siblings.
Beierlorzer: "Don't pick the ball up, don't head it."
The team are using the entire training complex in order to keep a safe distance with one another. Beierlorzer says movement training is good, but not comparable with training before the crisis.
Back to training - passing, technique and football tennis
Training at a distance - The Zerofivers were back on the Bruchweg on Tuesday afternoon for a spot of training
18 years of the Mainz mentality
Klopp; from dependable second-tier player to coaching legend.
Training sessions to return under special circumstances
Schröder: “The hygiene and behavioural regulations laid out by the authorities have been 100% followed by the team and by the employees of the team.”
“I like all of my goals”
For just over two weeks now, the Mainz players have been working from home, and taking part in individual training sessions. Robin Quaison is itching to get back on the pitch.
Budget cuts: potential saving of 10 million euro
Board members, playing staff and coaches to voluntarily reduce their wages.
Brosinski talks online debut & contract talks
After six years with the clubs, Brosinski's current contract is coming to an end. Read on to find out what the fullback had to say about that, the Bundesliga Home Challenge and more...
Schröder: DFL has clearly laid out the next steps
Bundesliga suspended until 30 April at the earliest - Team training prohibited until 5 April.
Inspiring kids and coaches in Malaysia
The Mainz 05 football school is working to develop youth football in Kuala Lumpur.
Hack from home
Alexander Hack tells us everything about his new routine, quarantine and cooking in a time of crisis.
Brosinski in the Bundesliga Home Challenge
Mainz 05 take on Dortmund on Saturday evening.
Bell: "At the moment, everything is on hold."
The home-grown Zerofiver speaks about working from home, his dramatic last year and possible games behind closed doors
Zentner: “Now is the time to contribute to society”
The injured goalkeeper speaks about undergoing his rehabilitation at home, the impact of the restrictions and the importance of following the recommended measures – “I’m trying to see the big...
Mainz board members gave a special digital press conference to provide clarity on the current situation at the club.
All Bruchweg training sessions to take place behind closed doors as of Tuesday
The Zerofivers have taken preventative measures in light of the coronavirus situation - Schröder: "It's important that Bundesliga teams use their influence to set an example by following the...
Bundesliga Matchdays 26 and 27 postponed
The new coronavirus and the fears of increasing the rate of potential infections in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga are the reasons behind the reschedule.
"We're starting from scratch now"
Mainz’ first Bundesliga game behind closed doors against 1. FC Köln on Saturday could be “a little bit special.”
Coronavirus: Information about our upcoming home games
The city of Mainz has decided to ban all events of more than 1,000 people.
Match in Köln to be played behind closed doors
Hofmann: "The health of the fans comes first."
Robin Zentner suffers posterior cruciate ligament tear
The goalkeeper will be out until the summer
A puzzling loss of form
Mainz suffer a clear drop in performance against Fortuna - Schröder: Learn from it, analyse it and work even harder
Beierlorzer: "It was a very bad game for us"
All the post-match reactions from the game in Düsseldorf.
Mainz draw with Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-1
FSV Mainz 05 took their first chance to go ahead, while the visitors rescued a deserved point at the death.
The next big step
After the win against Paderborn the Zerofivers hope to pick up another three points and increase the gap between themselves and the relegation zone.
“It’s not just handed to them”
A Bundesliga first for Mainz 05 in the form of youth products Baku and Barreiro
Mwene back in action and ready for more
The Austrian fullback made his comeback after almost 500 days out through injury. His comeback is a reward to his perseverance and determination.
New strength for more consistency
Building on last weekend’s win with another at home against Düsseldorf – Hack returns to team training
Mainz 05 against hate, discrimination and intolerance
Statement from Mainz 05 following the events at Bundesliga grounds last weekend
"That was no miracle"
The win against Paderborn should be an example for the team in their upcoming games.
Beierlorzer: "The team gave everything today"
Achim Beierlorzer, Steffen Baumgart and Rouven Schröder give their thoughts on Mainz' 2-0 win over Paderborn.
Mainz beat Paderborn in important win
1. FSV Mainz 05 triumphed in a battling display against bottom-of-the-table Paderborn on Saturday afternoon, as Robin Quaison and Karim Onisiwo added to their goals this season.
"Give our all in every match"
The Zerofivers will welcome bottom-of-the-table Paderborn to the OPEL-Arena on Saturday ahead of a decisive next few weeks
"Games are won both on the pitch and in the stands"
Rouven Schröder called upon the fans' support ahead of two crucial matches in the Bundesliga.
"This was unacceptable."
Rouven Schröder, Achim Beierlorzer and Oliver Glasner give their thoughts on Mainz' 4-0 loss to Wolfsburg.
Healthy competition and carnival incentives
Achim Beierlorzer and Rouven Schröder gave their thoughts in the pre-match press conference. The Zerofivers want to get a result against VfL Wolfsburg and add to the carnival celebrations.
Latza: "A captain needs to be on the pitch"
The Zerofiver regular is on the way back to full recovery after his back injury, and wants the team to take charge in their battle against relegation.
“We want to go on a run now”
Achim Beierlorzer praises his team’s work on their stability at the back.
The Zerofivers have clear priorities: "They all understood"
Goalkeeper Robin Zentner praised the Mainz centre backs after the goalless draw against Schalke - Bruma has stabilised the defence.
"I thought the atmosphere was simply fantastic"
Mainz accept their goalless draw at home to Schalke, despite having the lion's share of the chances.
“Teams are starting to hate playing against us”
Both coaches give their thoughts after the goalless draw against Schalke.
Zerofivers miss out on home win against Schalke
Both teams labour to a draw on Sunday evening, Mainz's first of the season.
Three points instead of narrow defeat
The Mainz coach is demanding good mentality, concentration and stability, as shown in Berlin, from his players. “Schalke are clear favourites, but we’ll have our chances.”
Bruma: “I can identify with that”
FSV’s winter signing has a clear goal in mind and is taking a positive and focused approach on what’s to come
Quaison: “That has to be our goal”
Mainz’s top scorer calls for a similar attitude and robustness as they showed in Berlin
Beierlorzer: "Stake a claim"
The Zerofivers want a repeat performance of the Hertha game and get all three points against Schalke 04.
A win for our self-confidence
Quaison returns to haunt the capital city as Schröder heaps the praise on Bruma and Barreiro.
“It feels great to have picked up three points”
A strong team performance and a stellar three-goal night for Robin Quaison secure the Zerofivers their first win of the new year – four-point gap to the relegation zone
Quaison scores hat-trick as Mainz win in Berlin
Mainz's Swedish goalscorer stars in the Zerofivers' deserved away victory against Hertha BSC – substitute Onisiwo makes two assists
"Ready and raring to do this job"
Rouven Schröder wants to spearhead Mainz' development on and off the pitch - Beierlorzer, "straightforward, meticulous, hard-working"
Patience and stability
"If we are balanced, it’s an even match-up" - the Zerofivers are optimistic about their chances in Berlin.
Rouven Schröder extends contract until 2024
The sporting director has accepted the offer from the supervisory board
Ahmet Gürleyen moves to FC Liefering on loan
Centre-back to play in Austria’s second tier until the end of the season
“He works his socks off for the team”
Leandro Barreiro and Captain Danny Latza are both options in central midfield
“Our attitude and commitment after the 30th minute was encouraging”
Reactions from the two coaches after the 3-1 loss to Bayern
Mistake-ridden first half costs Mainz against Bayern
The Zerofivers were 3-0 down and suffered their third loss in three games in the Rückrunde, though St. Juste did score for the hosts
“Everybody needs to focus hard"
The roles for Mainz v Bayern are clearly defined - Debut for Bruma?
Bruma joins on loan
The defender will play for the Zerofivers until the end of the season.
"The team needs to understand"
Achim Beierlorzer calls for more focus and responsibility after Gladbach defeat.
Maxim moves to Turkey on loan
Romanian still has hopes of making the EUROs with his national side
Hack: “We’re responsible”
Gladbach capitalise on a lapse in concentration – the central defender puts himself at blame for losing focus.
Schröder: “Cannot allow that to happen”
A lack of discipline on set-pieces costs the Zerofivers the chance to take a point in Gladbach – Beierlorzer: Determined instead of nervous ahead of the match against Bayern
Beierlorzer: "Tough to take"
Achim Beierlorzer and Marco Rose gave us their thought's after FSV's 3-1 away loss to Gladbach.
Hit them on the break
The Zerofivers aren't exactly the favourites to win in Mönchengladbach, but Borussia head coach Marco Rose expects Mainz to be a tough nut to crack.
“You can make a statement in every game”
Rouven Schröder is hoping for a “good day and a certain level of effectiveness” for the Zerofivers’ away game in Mönchengladbach – Beierlorzer is looking for his squad to be compact and unified
Team-building in a palatial setting
Tonight, the players and coaching staff will be attending a special party to show off their carnival spirit. A welcome break from the intense work being done at Bruchweg.
Lavalée to join in the summer
Centre-back from Standard Liège agrees terms of a contract until 2024.
Mateta: “My composure is coming back”
Jean-Philippe Mateta scored the Zerofivers’ first goal of the year but missed a big chance. Zentner calls for better concentration at the back.
Beierlorzer: "We still have to take this step"
Both head coaches gave us their thoughts after Mainz lost 2-1 at home to SC Freiburg.
Mateta's equaliser too little, too late
Mainz lose to Freiburg in their first match of 2020.
Kappa named new kit supplier for Mainz 05
Italian brand to clothe Bundesliga club at all levels
Looking for momentum
Beierlorzer spoke to the press ahead of this Saturday's home match against SC Freiburg.
St. Juste & and Boëtius trained without issue
After their return from Spain, the Zerofivers now turn their attention to Freiburg.
“We want to be better than the first half of the season”
A recap of FSV’s winter training camp in Andalusia
Mainz defeat BVB
A successful end to the training camp in Spain, the Zerofivers ran out 2-0 winners against Dortmund.
Seydel joins Regensburg on loan
The 23-year-old Mainz academy play will link up with the 2 Liga club immediately.
Quaison: “I know what I’m capable of“
We caught up with Robin Quaison at the training camp in Estepona to discuss his season so far and what is to come
Positives to take
Beierlozer was happy with his team’s performance, despite the defeat against Emmen, with Ji and Mwene both making comebacks.
“We showed how ready and determined we are”
The reaction to the friendly against Emmen
Edimilson Fernandes suffers a meniscus injury
Swiss international to undergo an operation next week
Mainz unfortunate to lose to Emmen
Two heavy deflections were the difference as Mainz lost 3-2 to FC Emmen in Estepona.
"We couldn’t have made it any clearer"
Beierlorzer told Awoniyi: "You are a striker!" – The Zerofivers coach wants to play on the front foot and demands more goals from the chances the team creates.
The Zerofivers have settled into the team hotel in Estepona. An easy start to training on Sunday was followed by two intense sessions to start the week.
Beierlorzer: “Football never fully relinquishes its hold on you”
The Zerofivers started into the new year with a 90-minute training session on Friday afternoon - Team to head to training camp in Analusia on Sunday
Mainz to face Emmen & BVB in training camp friendlies
At 15:00 CET on Friday afternoon, the Mainz squad will begin preparations for the first competitive game after the winter break against SC Freiburg on 18th January (15:30 CET) at the OPEL ARENA. The...
A single draw in 12 months
Since 2004, no Bundesliga club have ever played out fewer draws within a calendar year than the Zerofivers did in 2019 - Schröder: Fully focused on preparations for the Rückrunde.
"It's been a special year"
Achim Beierlorzer wants to use the winter break to regain some strength and momentum - consistency is key.
We deserved a point
Robin Zentner was disappointed after the unlucky late 1-0 defeat to finish the year – Öztunali: “We should have been smarter”
Beierlorzer: "Pleased with the performance"
Both head coaches spoke in the wake of FSV's 1-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.
Mainz have a goal disallowed, Leverkusen score late
Mainz fall to a bitter home defeat in their last match before the winter break. Alario scores a lat winner for ten-man Leverkusen.
Frustration tolerance needed for '2019 Showdown'
Achim Beierlorzer has prioritised recovery following the team’s 5-0 win against Werder midweek, hoping to give his players the energy to give absolutely everything against Leverkusen in the final game...
Zerofivers to face Wolfsburg on Carnival Sunday
DFL announces timings for Matchdays 22-28
The ball will take pride of place
Quaison scored three and took the match ball home. Szalai is pleased with the performance.
Beierlorzer: You don't score a goal like that every day
Both head coaches gave us their thoughts after FSV's 5-0 away win over Werder Bremen.
Quaison hattrick fires Zerofivers to 5-0 win
On the Weser, Mainz gave an impressive answer to two recent defeats - Mateta scored his first goal since returning from injury.
Confidence & bravery in Bremen
FSV's final away game of 2019 takes place on the Weser. One look at the table shows that this should be a tasty tie against Werder Bremen.
Beierlorzer: "The counter was the turning point"
Achim Beierlorzer and Lucien Favre gave their thoughts after Mainz' 4-0 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
FSV fall at home to BVB
The Zerofivers allowed BVB to play their own game, and were punished for it. Two quick second-half goals killed off the game from a Mainz perspective.
Adding "a dash of colour" to Saturday's match
Beierlorzer is quietly confident for this weekend's match against Dortmund.
Mateta is waiting for the green light
The mercurial Mainz attacker is back in training, and is as hungry as ever to be playing and scoring for the Zerofivers.
Working out what went wrong
Mainz head coach Achim Beierlorzer is searching for reasons why his team was so passive against Augsburg. Preparations for the Bundesliga home game against Borussia Dortmund have begun.
Going in front to no effect
The Zerofivers are puzzled at their own performance. Zentner couldn't convince the referee.
Latza out until the end of the year
The Zerofivers captain has undergone a spinal operation
“Why didn’t he go check?”
Beierlorzer critical of referee and VAR following 2-1 defeat in Augsburg – missed call not an excuse
Beierlorzer: Difficult to live with the referee’s decision
Coach reaction after the game
Mainz suffer first loss under Beierlorzer in Augsburg
Ex Mainz player Florian Niederlechner sealed the game for the home side with a penalty after a harsh decision on a Kunde challenge.
Making the next step in a big match
Schröder: “We’re now on our way to get a positive result against Augsburg.” Martin Schmidt to meet his former club in “the big match”.
“We know exactly what to expect”
Ahead of difficult away match against Augsburg, the Zerofivers are looking to build on their recent good form and pick up points – Mateta makes cautious return to team training
The stats as proof of intensity and desire
The Zerofivers completed a record-breaking 312 sprints against Eintracht Frankfurt. Two wins on the bounce see Mainz 05 head to Augsburg full of confidence.
Szalai nets first goal since his return
Ádám Szalai impresses with winning goal in derby
"We are on the right track"
A second victory in two games under Achim Beierlorzer: another success at home in the Derby against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Beierlorzer: "These three points are worth their weight in gold"
Achim Beierlorzer and Adi Hütter gave us their thoughts after a gripping Rhine-Main Derby.
Derby day comeback sees Mainz run out 2-1 winners
Onisiwo and Szalai counter Hinteregger's opener. The Zerofivers celebrate a home win in the Bundesliga over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Putting in that extra effort
Both clubs are expecting a challenging derby in the OPEL ARENA – Frankfurt looking to end Zerofiver stronghold at home, while Mainz are seeking to build on their success
"The team is up for it"
The Zerofivers are anticipating an exciting Derby against Frankfurt on Monday night.
"A team that is hard to beat"
Achim Beierlorzer was impressed with Mainz fans during the away match against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - he wants to see the intensity raised for the Derby against Frankfurt.
Consistent over 90 minutes
Jean-Paul Boëtius was pleased about the return to the Mainz way after the victory in Hoffenheim.
Ridle Baku has received a two-match suspension
The Zerofivers will have to make do without academy product Ridle Baku against Frankfurt and Augsburg.
"You can’t play much better"
Achim Beierlorzer celebrated a first win with Mainz: the Zerofivers came out on top in key moments, despite being a man down.
Beierlorzer: "We saw how things can go in football"
Both head coaches spoke to us following Mainz' fantastic 5-1 win away at Hoffenheim.
10-man Mainz down Hoffenheim
Despite the red card shown to Ridle Baku, the Zerofivers managed to beat TSG at a canter - a first goal for Kunde, Zentner in top form.
"In terms of statistics, we have a good chance to win"
Achim Beierlorzer is awaiting his debut as the head coach of Mainz, he wants to see aggression and speed from the team against Hoffenheim.
Winter training camp in Estepona
The Zerofivers will travel to Spain on 5th January - two friendlies on the agenda
Precision and speed the focus
Under the watchful eye of several fans, Achim Beierlorzer led his first session as the new Mainz coach - the 52-year-old has his sights set on what's ahead