05ers secure second win of summer against Eisbachtal
Burkardt scores second hat-trick in as many matches as 05ers win 9-0 – Akono scores first Mainz goal
Four days after opening their pre-season with a comfortable 12-0 win against the FuPa Allstars Rheinhessen, 1. FSV Mainz 05 have secured another impressive. Against club academy cooperation partner Sportfreunde Eisbachtal, the 05ers ran out 9-0 winners in the Bruchweg stadium in Mainz. In front of around 1,000 fans, Jonathan Burkardt scored his second hat-trick of the pre-season while Ridle Baku scored a brace to take his pre-season tally to five. New signings Dong-Won Ji (2) and Cyrill Akono also scored while the visitors also conceded a second half own goal.
There were few chances in the opening exchanges between the two sides, Burkardt coming closest to breaking the deadlock after Daniel Brosinski chipped the ball over the Eisbachtal defence to play in the 19 year-old. However, Burkardt was denied by the Eisbachtal goalkeeper (7’). Moments later, after a good solo run and cross from Paul Nebel, Ji fired a shot narrowly wide (8’). Mainz finally broke the deadlock in the ninth minute and Nebel was involved once more to play in Danny Latza, who squared for Burkardt to tap home from five metres out. In the 22nd minute, after 16 year-old Nebel had missed a good chance just a minute earlier, Mainz doubled their lead as Leandro Barreiro played the ball in behind and new signing Ji was wide open to convert with a calm, collected finish.
Ji adds his second, four more goals after the break
The South Korean only needed nine more minutes to score his first 05ers brace as Latza linked up with the striker and he converted to give Mainz a 3-0 lead (31’). Burkardt then went on to complete a first-half hat-trick and give the 05ers a 5-0 half-time lead. The young Mainz attacker was given room to shoot by the Eisbachtal goalkeeper to score his second of the afternoon (34’), before heading home a Brosinski cross to keep the match ball on the stroke of the interval (45’).
Mainz head coach Sandro Schwarz made ten changes at half-time as Stefan Bell was the only player to feature for the full 90 minutes. Five minutes after the re-start, Mainz scored their sixth goal of the evening as substitute Cyrill Akono placed the Eisbachtal defence under pressure and the visitors conceded an own goal (50’). The 05ers continued to press for goals as Akono added his name to the scoresheet after an accurate cross from Niklas Kölle. This proved to be Akono’s first goal in the Mainz shirt (66’). Four minutes later, academy product Merveille Papela crashed a shot onto the Eisenbachtal bar before Baku added his fourth goal of the pre-season after a one-two with Akono (72’). In the 77th minute, Baku added his second of the evening and Mainz’s ninth with his weaker left foot to complete a successful evening for Sandro Schwarz’s side.
The 05ers will take on SV Gonsenheim in Bretzenheim on Saturday in their final friendly before travelling to Grassau in Bavaria for their pre-season training camp.
Following Wednesday’s friendly, the 05ers head coach described the victory as a “clean performance. We wanted to play with precision and high tempo. We did this very well and scored some lovely goals. We showed composure when delivering the final crucial pass and managed to find deep threats on several occasions. Playing the ball deep and defending from the front when we lose possession were the weakest aspects of our game so it was a successful friendly in this aspect. We moved the ball well and showed our love for football.”
Mainz 05 (1st Half): Zentner – Brosinski, Bell, Hack, Meier – Barreiro, Nebel, Latza, Boëtius - Ji, Burkardt
Mainz 05 (2nd Half): Dahmen (Hanin 80’) – Fedl, Bell, Gürleyen, Kölle – Papela, Baku, Eyibil, Maxim – Onisiwo, Akono
Goals: 1-0 Burkardt (9’), 2-0 Ji (22’), 3-0 Ji (31’), 4-0 Burkardt (34’), 5-0 Burkardt (45’), 6-0 Own Goal (50’), 7-0 Akono (66’), 8-0 Baku (72’), 9-0 Baku (77’)
Referee: Luca Schlosser