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Bruchwegstadion (ATT 28,277) 1st December 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: G Perl

Mainz Mainz vs Hannover 96 Hannover

Mainz 2

N Muller (10)
C Wetklo (S/O 49)
A Szalai (89)

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Hannover 1

C Schulz (28)

Mainz move into top six

Last Updated: 01/12/12 9:15pm

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Adam Szalai netted Mainz's late winner

Adam Szalai netted Mainz's late winner

Ten-man Mainz moved into the top six of the Bundesliga, dislodging opponents Hannover with a spirited 2-1 win at the Coface Arena.

Thomas Tuchel's men took the lead through Nicolai Muller early on, but Hannover levelled before half time through Christian Schulz.

The home team were reduced to 10 men just after the interval when goalkeeper Christian Wetklo was given his marching orders, but they still managed to find a winner in the 89th minute through Adam Szalai.

Mainz were confident after a 3-1 win at local rivals Frankfurt in midweek and set about making it two wins in a row with Shawn Parker dangerous early on.

He set up Muller to give the home team the lead in the 10th minute with his shot saved by Ron Robert Zieler and the ball came back off the post for Muller to poke home.

Hannover responded immediately and were level in the 28th minute when Schulz, while falling to the ground, was still able to divert Lars Stindl's deflected shot over the line.

It remained an open game until a red card for Wetklo, who handled the ball outside the penalty area, put the ball back in Hannover's court.

Mirko Slomka's side were unable to take advantage of having an extra man, though, and it was Mainz who ended the game the stronger.

And they were rewarded with a minute left when Szalai headed in Eugen Polanski's cross.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 90
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 71
3 Schalke 34 64
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 Wolfsburg 34 60
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 55
7 Mainz 34 53
8 FC Augsburg 34 52
9 Hoffenheim 34 44
10 Hannover 96 34 42
11 Hertha Berlin 34 41
12 Werder Bremen 34 39
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 36
14 SC Freiburg 34 36
15 Stuttgart 34 32
16 Hamburg 34 27
17 FC Nurnberg 34 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 25