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Coface Arena (ATT 34,000) 10th November 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Weiner

Mainz Mainz vs Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt

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M Choupo-Moting (88)


Derby delight for Mainz

Last Updated: 10/11/13 5:08pm

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Players of Mainz celebrate with their supporters

Players of Mainz celebrate with their supporters

Mainz piled the pressure on local rivals Eintracht Frankfurt with a last-gasp 1-0 win at the Coface Arena.

Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting scored in the 88th minute of the Rhine-Main derby, earning Thomas Tuchel's men only their second win in their past nine Bundesliga games and extending Frankfurt's winless run to seven.

The victory lifts Mainz up to eighth ahead of Stuttgart's clash with Freiburg while Frankfurt could drop into the bottom three should Freiburg win that derby on Sunday evening.

Frankfurt forward Alexander Meier said before the game that he had learnt over the years how big a derby this fixture had become, and he nearly gave the visiting fans some joy in the fourth minute when he rose to head the ball against the angle of post and crossbar.

Another high ball into the area almost set up Vaclav Kadlec, but he was unable to bring the ball under control as another chance went begging for the visitors.

Mainz's first threat arrived midway through the first half when Shinji Okazaki found a way through, but Kevin Trapp held his nerve to deny him in a one-on-one situation.

A distance effort from Zdenek Pospech was next to test Trapp, who responded at full stretch to tip the ball over.

Both sides continued to attack in an entertaining game which nearly opened up within seconds of the restart when Sebastian Polter was denied by the increasingly busy Trapp.

Mainz started to gain the upper hand, but Trapp was always there to deny them. He blocked another Polter effort before watching an Elkin Soto effort go wide.

When it seemed like he had done enough to earn the Eagles a point, he was finally beaten.

Pospechs lofted cross to the far post was met by a determined Choupo-Moting, who headed the ball down into the bottom left-hand corner with Trapp this time beaten, and the points were Mainz's.

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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