Having analysed mistakes and regenerated from the 3-0 defeat to Wolfsburg, the Zerofivers have a clear aim in mind for Saturday: to beat Schalke 04.
Task: convert frustration into positive energy
Task: convert frustration into positive energy
Having analysed mistakes and regenerated from the 3-0 defeat to Wolfsburg, the Zerofivers have a clear aim in mind for Saturday: to beat Schalke 04.
Schwarz: "That increases the frustration"
Another contentious penalty decision for Mainz in the 3-0 loss to Wolfsburg, as well as a lacking sense of vigor in attack
Schwarz: We didn’t cause Wolfsburg hardly any problems in the final third
The 05ers coach reflects on the defeat in Wolfsburg – penalty was a ‘50:50 decision’
05ers fall to a 3-0 defeat in Wolfsburg
The Wolves seal the victory from the penalty spot after questionable VAR decision
Basics and balance prioritised over Bundesliga record
05ers head coach Sandro Schwarz isn’t interested in talking about a potential seventh consecutive draw against VfL Wolfsburg – “in that case, long balls are the better option”
“The coach picked him for a reason”
Leandro Barreiro is the third player this season to have been given his Bundesliga debut; following in the footsteps of Burkardt and Gürleyen. The Zerofivers captain was very self-critical of the 5-1...
Mainz beaten convincingly
Quaison equaliser not enough - Zerofivers collapse before half-time
Silly on the outside, serious on the inside
The Zerofivers will play in their colourful carnival kit as they take on Bayer Leverkusen at the Opel Arena on Friday evening – Schwarz: “trust ourselves to put in a good performance”
"Not working collectively"
Sandro Schwarz analyses the 3-0 loss to Augsburg. On Friday evening Mainz continue on with the season when they face Bayer Leverkusen
Sandro Schwarz gathered himself. The coach has been suffering...
Finnbogason ends Mainz’s winning run
Mainz 05 lost 3-0 to FC Augsburg as Mainz concede two penalties to handballs in the first half
Lichte: "The fans can always rely on that"
Jan-Moritz Lichte stepped in for the head coach in Thursday's press conference: "We'll give everything to win the game" - Sandro Schwarz will be back in the dugout in Augsburg on Sunday
Brosinski’s historic goal and record breaking assist
The Mainz right-back scored from the penalty spot on Saturday as the 05ers scored their 23rd Bundesliga penalty. Brosinski is also now holds the club record for the most assists (20). However, the...
Brosinski and Quaison score. Mainz overcome Nürnberg
The Zerofivers earned their fourth win of the season after having many chances in the second half.
Schwarz wants a mix of determination, tempo and patience
The Mainz head coach wants three points from the first game at the Opel Arena of 2019
Schwarz: "Lucky in the end, but deserved winners"
All the reaction from the two head coaches following Mainz's 3-2 win in Stuttgart.
Mainz 05 start 2019 with away win
Zerofivers almost let commanding lead slip in nervy final stages in Stuttgart.
Schwarz excited for 2019 games to start
The Zerofivers travel with a clear aim of getting three points in Stuttgart. Latza a doubt, competition every in the team.
Taking a breather before the second half of the season starts
The Zerofivers got a day off after returning from their training camp in Marbella. Two open training sessions before the away game in Stuttgart.
Second friendly also finishes 2-2
Mainz and Freiburg can’t be separated over two games.
First Freiburg friendly ends in a draw
Mainz play out a 2-2 draw in the first of two matches against SC Freiburg
Müller and Zentner: “Kuhni was always the benchmark”
Both goalkeepers have both put in very stable performances over the first half of the season and are fighting for the spot now that Müller is back from injury.
05ers fall to narrow friendly defeat against Standard Liege
Despite a half-time lead, the Belgians win friendly in Marbella
"Tomorrow we’ll get down to business"
As the Estepona sun set late on Sunday afternoon, the Zerofivers called it a day for their first winter break training session. Sandro Schwarz took the opportunity after a long day of travelling to...
A round up from the first half of the season
Schwarz sees the positives from the season so far: “We feel that we could have got more points.”
Schwarz: "We defended passionately"
All the reaction to the 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim.
Zerofivers hold on to deserved point at Hoffenheim
Mateta cancels out Demirbay’s early strike – Mainz saved by the woodwork
Derby performance a benchmark
The Zerofivers will play their last Bundesliga match of the year on Sunday
Jovic equalises twice as Quaison nets a brace.
Mainz 05 and Eintracht Frankfurt battled it out on Wednesday evening in the Rhein-main-Derby, with the game ending as a 2-2 draw. The home side took the lead both times through Robin Quaison (10’ and...
Rouven Schröder extends contract until 2022
Sporting director prematurely extends contract
Bundesliga schedule for matchday 22-28 announced
Four matches on Saturdays at 15:30 CET / CEST
Mainz 05 presents new sleeve sponsor
QQ288 îs the new "official international online betting partner" of Mainz 05.
FSV defeated in Leipzig
Onisiwo gave Mainz hope before the home side ran away with the game.
Schwarz: "We stopped at nothing"
The Zerofiver’s trainer praised the group mentality of his players and looks towards the final run-in before the winter break: “We have three games where we can give ourselves a good end to the...
Bell: "I’m not sure if it is good for our sport"
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) intervened on three occasions on Sunday – Brosinski kept his calm to equalise from the penalty spot in his 150th Bundesliga appearance.
“The best thing to do in sport”
Controversial 1-1 draw with Hannover 96. Brosinski scores penalty.
Strong performance only rewarded with a point against Hannover
FSV conceded an early goal but fought back well to earn a point against Hannover.
Wanting a wholehearted performance
The Zerofiver’s head coach calls for caution ahead of the game against Hannover 96. Passion, good mentality and urgency is needed: Do not be put off by the opponent's place in the table
Schwarz: “A good starting platform”
The Zerofiver’s trainer updates his critics after the away victory: consistency is coming, but still room for improvement.
Mateta: Right place, right time
The Mainz striker scored his fourth goal of the season on Friday when he fired in the winner against Düsseldorf, while Robin Zentner made sure the side secured their second away victory in a row
Schwarz: A lucky victory
The views of the head coaches after the away victory in Düsseldorf
Mateta scores as Mainz get their second away victory of the season
The Zerofivers took the lead against the newly promoted side and won the game.
New challenges, new solutions
The Zerofivers want to experience their second win of the season this Friday and this time, against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Rotten luck against Dortmund
Mainz 05 narrowly miss out on a point against top-of-the-table BVB
Mainz welcome the League leaders to the Opel Arena
Zorc: “Be alert and don’t drop off”
Schwarz: „Bring something extraordinary“
Zerofiver's coach Sandro Schwarz eagerly anticipates a top class performance in the home game on Saturday against league leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Latza: “Don’t write us off“
The Mainz midfielder expects a top performance in what should be an exciting home game against Borussia Dortmund. After a long absence due to injury, the 28-year-old has made an impressive return.
Mateta scores again for France
Second game, second goal. Jean-Philippe Mateta has made a good start to life with the France U21s.
JP Mateta came on in Caen in the 62nd minute as a substitute and scored in the 79th minute to make...
Lots of international action for Zerofivers
More exciting games involving Zerofivers on Monday evening.
Schwarz: “Logical development”
Away win in Freiburg proves hard work is paying off. The Zerofivers coach trusts his team whatever happens. “That is life.”
Onisiwo: “That goal meant a lot to me”
The Mainz forward secured the win by scoring the third goal and ended his goal drought against SC Freiburg.
Schwarz: “We are in a good place”
The Zerofivers impressed with a superb display against SC Freiburg; made many opportunities and got their first away win of the season in a 3-1 victory.
Mainz claim first away win of the season by defeating SC Freiburg 3-1
Mainz claimed their first away win of the season by defeating SC Freiburg 3-1 at home on Matchday 11.
Twelve Zerofivers called-up for internationals
Niakhaté and Mateta to play against Aaron
Schwarz: “Hardworking until the end”
The Zerofivers travel to Freiburg in a good mood but face a strong SC Freiburg team who are full of hard runners and overall a good team.
Mateta: "That’s why you play football"
Mainz forward hopes for “lots more goals” and loves the connection he has with the fans
Winless run finally ends
The Zerofivers beat Werder Bremen 2-1 and put in a very strong all-round performance.
Aaron Martin signs contract until 2023
His appearance against Werder activated a clause
Schwarz: “It was a big effort at the end”
Opinions of the managers after home win against Werder.
Mateta and Gbamin secure home win number three
1. FSV Mainz beat SV Werder Bremen at home for the first time since 2014.
Leandro Barreiro Martins signs professional contract until 2022
Another talent from the academy signs a long-term contract with Mainz 05
Schwarz: “Turning frustration into positive energy”
The Zerofivers host SV Werder Bremen on Sunday and head coach Sandrio Schwarz expects his side to put in a strong performance for the full 90 minutes.
Burkardt extends contract until 2022
Mainz have secured a highly talented player on a new long-term contract.
Schröder: “Very, very tough to take”
Zerofivers exit the DFB Pokal after leading twice and having numerous other chances against FC Augsburg. Schwarz: “We are disappointed with ourselves.”
“We did not take advantage of a strong first half,” says Schwarz.
FC Augsburg 3 vs 2 Mainz 05
Sandro Schwarz: It was a battle today, a long evening. We were very good in the first half at exploiting space and working hard when we didn’t have the ball. We...
Mainz 05 suffer defeat in extra-time in Augsburg
The Zerofivers lost an early lead and suffered a frustrating defeat after 120 minutes of football.
Mainz want to go as far as possible
The Zerofiver’s coach expects a feisty affair in the second round of the DFB-Pokal against FC Augsburg with Alexander Hack to make his comeback in the defence.
Schwarz: “No reward for our efforts”
The opinions of the managers after the game against the record champions
Mainz lose narrowly to Bayern München
A first Bundesliga goal from Jean-Paul Boetius was not enough for Mainz 05 to earn a point against the record champions.
“Wild and crazy” against the Bundesliga champions
The Zerofivers want to put their own stamp on the game against Bayern. Latza to replace Baku?
“We need to learn from this,” says Schwarz.
A bad experience in the development process; the young Zerofivers were well beaten by a strong Gladbach team.
“Annoying but deserved,” summarises Schwarz
The head coaches spoke to the media after the game.
Zerofivers beaten comfortably by Gladbach
A promising first half was followed by a ruthless ten minutes in the second half from Gladbach.
Schwarz: Play with energy and dominance
The Mainz head coach wants to build on the recent run of form with a good performance against Mönchengladbach at the weekend
Öztunali leads U21s to victory – Barreiro wins with Luxemburg
Maxim, Niakhaté, Mateta and Kunde pick up draws
Strong comebacks from Latza and Hack
Mainz put in a fantastic performance in a 4-0 victory against FC Eddersheim during the international break.
Scoring goals is the aim
The Zerofivers will play a friendly against FC Eddersheim (18:30 CEST). Danny Latza and Alex Hack will make their comebacks after training well.
Gürleyen signs his first professional contract
The Zerofivers have tied down the defender until 2022.
Schwarz seeing a lot of good things
Sandro Schwarz praises the structurally strong defensive play – “Despite everything we have the feeling that we haven’t earned as many points as we could have done”
A good mixture
Mainz put in a very good defensive performance to draw 0-0 against Hertha, who have the best attacking stats in the league.
Eight Zerofivers called up to national teams
Jonathan Burkardt gets his first call up to the Germany U19 team.
“Dominant, strong play and creative”
The Zerofivers drew 0-0 to Hertha BSC but put in an impressive footballing performance, with only a goal missing from the game.
Schwarz: "We lacked composure in front of goal"
The opinions of the coach after the game against Hertha BSC
Goalless draw against Hertha
Zerofivers earned a point against Hertha Berlin, but missed late chances to win.
“We believe in a good performance”
Hertha BSC are the favourites for the clash at the OPEL ARENA as the best defence in the league goes up against the top scorers.
We will be successful with a top performance
The Zerofivers will approach Hertha BSC with respect but also with confidence at the Opel Arena. “We have a good home record so far,” said Schwarz.
“Need to act when the momentum is right”
The Zerofivers are working hard on their finishing and key passes in the final third. Against Schalke, Mainz 05 dominated but could not create enough chances.
Latza and Hack return to first team training
The Zerofivers will have Danny Latza and Alex Hack available for their friendly against FC Eddersheim during the international break.
“That is the worst”
An undeserved 1-0 victory to Schalke 04 frustrated the Zerofivers. Mainz 05 played well but one error decided the game.
“We missed the quality in the final third”
The head coaches spoke to the media after the game.
Mainz fail to convert chances late on in Schalke
Despite some late pressure, Mainz lose 1-0 in Schalke.
Schwarz insists team must be flexible against Schalke 04
Before the game against ex-Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel, the Zerofiver’s head coach is considering changing up tactics in order to not gift Schalke any chances.
“We didn’t seem fresh”
The head coach spoke to the media after the draw against Wolfsburg
Zerofivers draw against Wolfsburg
Baku hits the bar in the last minute as Müller puts in a strong performance.
“We need to stick to the fundamentals”
The Zerofivers will want a repeat of their second half performance in Leverkusen against Wolfsburg tomorrow night. The head coach finds the development of the squad reassuring.
“It won’t upset our rhythm”
The Zerofivers lose 1-0 in Leverkusen after Quaison’s goal was ruled out by VAR. Mainz 05 will face VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday.
“Conceded against the run of play”
Both head coaches spoke to the media after the game.
Unlucky first defeat of the season in Leverkusen
The Zerofivers improved hugely in the second half but were unable to score.
“Be brave in every game”
His winning goal against FC Augsburg last weekend meant that Mainz 05 kept their 100% home win record this season intact. In an interview with mainz05.de, Alexandru Maxim spoke about “pure emotions”...
"We have to push ourselves to the limit"
Zerofivers take on Bayer Leverkusen, who are bottom of the table, on Sunday
Latza, Gbamin and Berggreen back in training
Improving situations for injured squad members – the 05ers have the second best percentage of tackles completed in the Bundesliga as Danny Latza and Emil Berggreen return to team training alongside...
Super—subs secure the three points
Anthony Ujah and Alexandru Maxim both made big impacts in the dying moments of the game as they both scored to ensure a 2-1 victory for Mainz 05 over FC Augsburg.
“It is simply an amazing feeling”
Jonathan Burkardt (18) and Ahmet Gürleyen (19) both made their Bundesliga debuts on Saturday as Mainz 05 beat FC Augsburg 2-1
Schwarz: Phenomenal mentality
Mainz 05 score two late goals to secure a 2-1 home victory over FC Augsburg and the club’s best start to a Bundesliga season in five years.
“This is what we are about”
The head coach spoke to the media after the victory against FC Augsburg
Super-sub Maxim gets the winner in the last moments of the game!
The Zerofivers get their second home win of the season after an injury-time winner.
“They will be a hard nut to crack,” says Baum
Both Sandro Schwarz and Manuel Baum will want to keep their cards close to their chests on Saturday.
Round 2 of DFB-Pokal confirmed
The Zerofivers will play their second round tie on Tuesday 30th October (20:45 CET)
“Need a good performance”
The Zerofiver’s coach wants to build on a good start to the season with three points this Saturday at home against FC Augsburg, which looks set to be a highly intense game.
"See what comes of it, " says Schwarz on the Donati situation
Öztunali returns as Gbamin and Hack edge closer to a comeback
“We should have scored more goals”
The Zerofivers head coach left Koblenz a satisfied man after their 2-0 victory.
Zerofivers win friendly game against TuS Koblenz
Brosinski and Ujah get on the scoresheet as Mainz 05 win 2-0.
Bundesliga Matchdays 7 - 13 scheduled
Four Saturdays, three Sundays and one Friday evening.
I have waited for this huge opportunity
Issah Abass wants to take himself to the next level at Mainz 05.
Schwarz: “We’re getting better with every match”
The Mainz 05 coach is using the international break to continue to bring the squad together – he also praises Ridle Baku and Kunde Malong.
Müller will not join up with the Germany U21 squad
The goalkeeper has picked up an ankle injury.
Niko Bungert on dealing with injuries
The Zerofiver’s centre-back made his Bundesliga return after a long time on the sidelines. Rouven Schröder says he is a captain to admire.
Florian Müller secures a point away at Nürnberg
A solid performance and Mateta’s first Bundesliga goal weren’t enough to get Mainz’s first away win of the season. Four points from two games – it’s all part of the development process.
"We saw two different halves today," said Schwarz
Both managers spoke to the media after the game.
Zerofivers come away from Nürnberg with a point
Mateta scores first ever goal for Zerofivers but it is not enough as game ends in draw.
Ten Zerofivers have been called up for internationals
Ten Mainz players have been called up to play in the Nations league, friendlies and Euro qualifiers.
“It’s about self-understanding and not taking anything for granted,” says Schwarz.
The Zerofivers head coach feels ready for the game against newly-promoted side 1.FC Nürnberg. “We need a top performance,” said Schwarz.
Besar Halimi joins Bröndby Kopenhagen
The 23-year-old signs a two-year contract with Danish team Bröndby
“No difference between home and away games,” says Schwarz.
Following victories against Aue and Stuttgart, the Zerofivers will want to beat Nürnberg and go into the international break in a good run of form.
De Blasis moves to Spain
The Argentinian fan favourite leaves Mainz 05 after four years and moves to La Liga.
“With every good performance, our confidence increases,” says Schwarz
The Zerofiver’s head coach was very satisfied with his team’s victory against VfB Stuttgart, considering they had four debutants and an extremely young team.
Schröder: “Take it or leave it.”
Rouven Schröder spoke about the possibility of De Blasis leaving and the end of the transfer window.
Boëtius: “That is not new for me”
The new Mainz signing has already completed a full pre-season in Holland with Feyenoord Rotterdam and will train for the first time on Wednesday. Schwarz: “He looks in good condition.”
Ujah: I am always lucky against Stuttgart
The Mainz man ended his goal drought with his third ever goal for Mainz against Stuttgart.
Jean-Paul Boëtius is a Zerofiver
From Rotterdam to Mainz: the 24-year-old midfielder signs a four-year deal
Schwarz: “Success speeds up the development process”
For the first time in five years, Mainz win their first Bundesliga match of the season. Anthony Ujah returns to form with a winning goal.
Mainz 05 to play FC Augsburg in the DFB-Pokal
The two teams will meet in the second round of the DFB-Pokal
Schwarz: We had the momentum
Sandro Schwarz gave his opinion on the game against Stuttgart
Super-sub Anthony Ujah scores as FSV beat VFB
The Zerofivers start the 2018/19 season with three points.
Maxim with the double as ten-man Mainz gain credible win
The Zerofivers beat Aue despite an early red card for new signing Niakhité.
Florian Müller is first choice
Robin Zentner and Jannik Huth take up the second and third choice spots in the goalkeeping pecking order. We must live up to our status as favourites against Aue in the DFB-Pokal.
Aarón: “They really want me here”
The Spanish left-back decided to make the switch from Espanyol to Mainz 05, despite heavy interest from other clubs. Sandro Schwarz: “You can see how clever he is with the ball.”
Bungert remains as captain, Bell vice-captain
Schwarz: “No need to change anything” – the Mainz players have until Thursday to choose the players’ council.
Mainz rewarded for their hard work
A strong second half brought about a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo to end the friendly tournament. “We’ve played some really good football already,” said Schwarz.
Mainz beat Celta Vigo in final pre-season friendly
Brosinski and de Blasis goals see Schwarz's men round out pre-season with a win
Quality on the ball and a will to get forward
The new Mainz left-back was a first-team regular in La Liga at just 19 – Schwarz: “Aarón is everything that we’d hoped for”
Seydel returns to Holstein Kiel on loan
The academy product will be loaned to the 2. Bundesliga for a year
Aáron Martin signs for Mainz on loan
The left back moves to Bruchweg with an option to buy
Fiorentina win OPEL CUP
Three penalty shootouts, three different winners. Fiorentina win the OPEL CUP thanks to their superior number of shots on goal
Schwarz – we need to press on before the Pokal
The Zerofivers’ coach had very positive things to say about the training camp in Tyrol, and emphasised the need to improve our game before the Pokal first round tie.
Muto moves to Newcastle United
The Japan international signs four year contract in England.
Sunshine and fresh mountain air
Zerofivers have arrived at the training camp in Bad Häring
Eight goals in Bonn, a first defeat for Mainz
The Zerofivers came up short in a thrilling 90 minutes against 1. FC Köln
Muto not returning to Mainz on Friday
The Japan international is in talks with another club
Opel Cup with Firenze & Bilbao
First-class football fest: the Zerofivers take on sides from Italy and Spain.
Reward for a "mentally tough game"
After the 2-0 win against RSC Charleroi, Sandro Schwarz extended the recovery week for the first team – Positive review of the training camp from the coach
Zerofivers prevail over KFC Uerdingen
Öztunali and De Blasis get the goals in Duisburg
The “little unit” fights for a first XI place
As the training camp is in full flow, Ridle Baku is fighting for place in the Zerofiver side. Last season's relegation battle hero must press on after an extraordinary start to his career.
Mainz’s season starts on a Sunday
DFL release exact dates and times for matchdays 1 to 6
"I love scoring goals"
Jean-Philippe Mateta ahead of Zerofivers’ training camp in Venlo – 21-year-old forward had to work hard to become a professional football player
No pressure to buy despite Hack injury
Schwarz has various options in his squad to replace the injured centre back
Third friendly, third win
New signing Kunde Pierre scores as Mainz put five past VfB Ginsheim
Niakhaté becomes latest Mainz signing
Five-year contract for the France U21 international
Kunde becomes a 05er
1. FSV Mainz 05 have banked another major signing: Kunde Malong Pierre has moved to the Zerofivers from Atlético Madrid.
KÖMMERLING continues as 1. FSV Mainz 05 kit sponsor
profine GmbH have extended their partnership with 1. FSV Mainz 05 as club’s main and shirt sponsor.
Mainz hit double figures for second friendly in a row
Comfortable friendly win as Mainz mark the launch of new kit with ten goals.
Kodro leaves for Copenhagen
The striker has not returned to Mainz following the conclusion of his loan spell.
Zerofivers beat Schifferstadt comfortably in friendly
Successful start to pre-season friendlies – Goals for young talents Burkardt and Barreiro
Fixture list: Zerofivers to kick off at home against Stuttgart
Mainz travel to promoted side Nürnberg the next week – final game against Hoffenheim
"Top talent" Mateta signs for Mainz
21-year-old forward joins from Olympique Lyonnais
Adler: “My job is now to do everything I can to get back onto the pitch”
The Mainz goalkeeper speaks about his severe cartilage injury and denies rumours of plans to call it a career - Being ready for the start of the season may well be a stretch, however
Abdou Diallo moves to Borussia Dortmund
The centre-back has signed a five-year contract with BVB
Transfer in the works, not yet official
Details about Abdou Diallo’s move to BVB made public - Jean-Philippe Gbamin to remain a Zerofiver - Nigel de Jong’s contract not extended
First training session of preseason with fan barbeque
Preparations for next season begin on Sunday.
Jonathan Burkardt signs professional deal
Long-time Mainz youth player to get chance in the first team squad.
Venturing to new levels?
Rouven Schröder on the transfer window: “You have to have patience” – Training likely to begin without new signings
Ridle Baku extends until 2022
Home-grown talent’s original contract was due to run until 2020
Mainz up against Aue in the Pokal
The first competitive game of the season will be in Erzgebirge
Made it through the tough times
2017-18 Season in Review – Schröder and Schwarz: “We’re very close to each other”
A pragmatic turnaround
The 2017/18 season in review: taking a closer look at the Zerofivers’ run-in to the campaign
Training camps in Holland and Austria
1. FSV Mainz 05 to undergo two training camps in preparation for the 2018/19 Bundesliga season