Wednesday May 27, 2020
With the 1-1 Union Berlin was in the thirteenth position of the championship and Mainz fifteenth, one point from the drop. On the following date, the locals will face Borussia Monchengladbach, while Gonzalo Jara’s former team will host Hoffenheim.
In a duel where two teams collided in the lower part of the championship, Unión Berlin and Mainz could not take advantage and tied 1 goal. In the duel valid for date 28 of the Bundesliga, these two teams needed the three points to breathe easy and get away from the relegation zone, but they could not win and they had to settle for a draw.
For Mainz surely taste tastes more like defeat since in minute 42 of the first stage Robert Anfrich was sent off for a double yellow card. From there the visitors tried to break the scoreboard throughout the second stage without finding a positive result. Mainz himself was the one who made it 1-0 after a big overflow in the left sector, finding a center behind Bote Baku, who with a low shot found the goal in the 13th minute.
In 33 ‘, the Danish Marcus Ingvartsen tied the game thanks to a strong free kick to the goalkeeper’s post, who had a sluggish reaction to a shot that was thrown inches from where he was standing. Mainz returned home with the bitter feeling of not finding the second goal after numerical superiority and constant dominance in the second stage.
After this, the Berlin Union secured the position number 13, while Mainz was fifteenth just one point from falling to the relegation zone.
On the following date the locals will face Borussia Monchengladbach on the next date, while Gonzalo Jara’s former team will host Hoffenheim.