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Volkswagen Arena (ATT 23,795) 30th September 2012 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: M Fritz

Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs Mainz Mainz


Mainz 2

J Diaz (27)
A Szalai (37)

More woe for Wolfsburg

Last Updated: 30/09/12 7:09pm

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Wolfsburg have plenty to think about.

Wolfsburg have plenty to think about.

Wolfsburg's home misery continued as they were beaten 2-0 by Mainz at the VW-Arena, leaving them languishing in the bottom three of the Bundesliga.

Junior Diaz's first goal in a Mainz shirt and an Adam Szalai effort gave Mainz a two-goal lead before the interval.

Wolfsburg were unable to recover in the second half, wasting chance after chance as their curse at home, where they have not won all season continued.

Felix Magath's side started brightly with the technically-gifted Vieirinha causing problems to the Mainz rearguard.

He had the first chance of the game in the 20th minute, but Christian Wetklo punched his shot away.

Andreas Ivanschitz cleared a goalbound header from Emanuel Pogatetz before it was able to cross the line in the 26th minute, and he then provided the cross for Mainz's opening goal a minute later.

Junior Diaz beat Naldo in the air and sent a looping header over Diego Benaglio, who was caught off his line.

Szalai made it two 10 minutes later when he volleyed in another cross from Ivanschitz to stun the home fans, who were still silent after the Mainz opener.

Wolfsburg continued to attack with Vieirinha sending a shot wide of the target and Pogatetz heading over from close range.

Ivica Olic squandered the best chance of the half midway through with a free header from close range, a miss which epitomised the Wolves' problems.

The desire was clearly there, but the finish was not. Olic again only found the outside netting as the home side kept up their assault on the Mainz goal.

It was an assault which went unrewarded as the toothless Wolves succumbed once again to defeat at home, despite creating chances to win several games.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 76
2 Wolfsburg 31 62
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 60
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 58
5 Schalke 31 45
6 FC Augsburg 31 43
7 Werder Bremen 31 42
8 Hoffenheim 31 41
9 Borussia Dortmund 31 40
10 Mainz 31 37
11 Cologne 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 36
13 Hertha Berlin 31 34
14 Hamburg 31 31
15 SC Paderborn 07 31 31
16 SC Freiburg 31 30
17 Hannover 96 31 30
18 Stuttgart 31 27