Select a Team

German Bundesliga

Coface Arena (ATT 29,760) 9th March 2014 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: F Meyer

Mainz Mainz vs Hertha Berlin Hertha

Mainz 1

M Choupo-Moting (pen 65)

ft

Hertha 1

A Ramos (51)

Berlin keep up Europe hopes

Last Updated: 09/03/14 6:45pm

  • Share:
Adrian Ramos of Berlin celebrates

Adrian Ramos of Berlin celebrates

Mainz were denied the chance of moving up to fifth in the Bundesliga by Hertha Berlin, who kept their own hopes of qualifying for Europe next season alive with a 1-1 draw.

Adrian Ramos put the visitors in front before an Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting penalty levelled matters and ensured both sides can still dream of European football next season.

Only goal difference separates Mainz from the top six, with Hertha just two points further behind with 10 games of the season to go.

Mainz failed to make their visible superiority count at the end of a one-sided opening 45 minutes, and they were made to pay early in the second half.

Choupo-Moting and Shawn Parker wasted the best of Mainz's chances, although each time it was Thomas Kraft in the Hertha goal who denied them.

Choupo-Moting then made a costly mistake deep in his own half, casually losing the ball to Per Skjelbred. He quickly sent it into the path of Ramos, who did not hesitate in bagging his 15th goal of the season.

Mainz's reply was immediate and Nikolce Noveski had the equaliser served on a plate, but he somehow placed his free header wide from five yards out.

The next mistake of the game, this time from former Mainz forward Sami Allagui, set up the hosts for an equaliser.

He unnecessarily threw himself at the feet of Park Joo-ho, and a penalty was inevitable as the South Korean went down.

Choupo-Moting made up for his earlier mistake by dispatching the spot-kick beyond the reach of Kraft into the bottom left-hand corner.

Mainz created the better chances to win the game but Kraft continued to keep them at bay, most notably tipping a Choupo-Moting lob over the crossbar 10 minutes from time.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 11 27
2 Wolfsburg 11 23
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 11 20
4 Hannover 96 11 19
5 Hoffenheim 11 17
6 Bayer Leverkusen 11 17
7 FC Augsburg 11 15
8 Mainz 11 15
9 SC Paderborn 07 11 15
10 Cologne 11 15
11 Schalke 11 14
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 12
13 SC Freiburg 11 11
14 Hertha Berlin 11 11
15 Borussia Dortmund 11 10
16 Werder Bremen 11 10
17 Hamburg 11 9
18 Stuttgart 11 9