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Bruchwegstadion (ATT 27,519) 19th January 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Zwayer

Mainz Mainz vs SC Freiburg Freiburg

Mainz 0

S Parker (S/O 89)


Mainz held by Freiburg

Last Updated: 19/01/13 5:47pm

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Johannes Flum reacts during the goalless draw

Johannes Flum reacts during the goalless draw

Mainz and Freiburg both stayed in contention for European football next season after playing out a stalemate at the Coface Arena.

The game came to life late on when Mainz went closest to breaking the deadlock, but they were also forced to end the game with 10 men after Shawn Parker picked up a second yellow card late on.

The two surprise packages from the first half of the Bundesliga season were therefore able to remain in the hunt for a Europa League place.

The game took time to get going as the two sides struggled to warm up in temperatures below zero.

There was little in the way of entertainment to keep the fans interested either as both goalkeepers had to keep themselves warm due to the lack of shots to save.

Freiburg stepped up the pace in the second half and Pavel Krmas put the ball into the back of the net in the 55th minute, albeit from an offside position.

Krmas then got himself in the way of Nicolai Muller's shot as Mainz responded, and the game opened up.

Zdenek Pospech twice went close for Mainz, while Oliver Sorg missed Freiburg's best chance as the game swung from end to end.

Parker saw his first yellow card when he was booked for diving as he tried to win a penalty and received another just three minutes later to leave Mainz with 10 men for the last minute of the game.

Freiburg were unable to take advantage, though, and settled for a point.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 35
12 Werder Bremen 30 33
13 Hannover 96 30 32
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25