Prior to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s dramatic fightback, 1. FSV Mainz 05 were flying at the Opel Arena with Pablo de Blasis leading the Carnival club’s charge. The 28-year-old scored twice before providing the assist for Levin Öztunali to make the score 4-1.

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Top Facts - de Blasis

  • Despite being one of the Bundesliga's shortest players at 1.65m, two of de Blasis's seven league goals have been headers. 
  • His third-minute opener against Hoffenheim was the quickest goal in the Bundesliga so far this season.
  • De Blasis's double was the his second brace in the Bundesliga, the Argentinian having previously netted twice in a 4-2 win against FC Augsburg last April.
  • Sunday's draw ended a run of four games when Mainz had been victorious after de Blasis found the net.
  • With two goals and an assist, De Blasis picks up 13 Official Fantasy Bundesliga points!

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Watch: Find out what de Blasis had to say following Mainz's stunning draw with Hoffenheim