Mainz cruise to 3-0 win over BVB in UCL final

  1. FSV Mainz 05 defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the 33rd round of the 2023-2024 Bundesliga at the Meva Arena in Mainz, Germany, at 1:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

With the three points, Mainz moved into 15th place in the league with 32 points (W6 D14 L13), two points clear of 16th-place Union Berlin in the ‘relegation zone’. Dortmund, who failed to add a point, remain fifth in the league with 60 points (17 wins, 9 draws, 7 losses).

Mainz brought out a 3-4-2-1 formation. Jonatan Burkhardt was up front, with Lee Jae-Sung Lee and Brayan Gruda in the attacking two. Anthony Cassi, Nadim Amiri, Leandro Vareiro, and Zilvan Wiedmer made up the midfield, while Andreas Hanche Olsen, Dominique Core, and Sepp van den Bergh formed the back four. Robin Zentner was in goal.

Dortmund started in a 4-3-3 formation. Jamie Baino-Gittens-Yusufa Mukoko-Daniel Marlon formed the attacking combination, while Felix N’Mecha-Marco Reus-Salih Özgünzan lined up in midfield. Mateu Moray-Nico Schlotterbeck-Niklas Zuerle-Marius Wolf formed the back four, with Alexander Meyer pulling on the goalkeeping gloves.

The opening goal came in the 12th minute. 안전놀이터 Amari’s through ball was played in by Wiedmer from the right side of the box, where Bahreiro slotted it home.

Mainz doubled their lead shortly afterward.

In the 19th minute, Dortmund defender Meyer made a mistake in passing and Lee Jae-sung intercepted the ball and wasted no time in firing a shot that rattled the net.

Mainz took advantage and extended their lead to three. In the 23rd minute, Baheiro picked up the ball on the right flank inside the box and passed it to Lee Jae-sung, who was unmarked and made it 3-0 with a quick left-footed shot.

Lee Jae-sung went for the hat trick. In the 34th minute, a low cross from the right flank found Lee Jae-sung, who was able to get in on goal, but his shot went wide of the target.

The first half ended with a 3-0 lead for Mainz.

At the start of the second half, Dortmund made a substitution. Malone, Özuzan, and Moray were brought off the bench in favor of Jayden Sancho, Julian Brandt, and Ian Martensen.

Dortmund didn’t create many shots on goal. Mainz had six shots in the entire second half, two on target, while Dortmund had just one shot on target despite enjoying 72% possession in the second half. There were no shots on goal.

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