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Fresh legs for Augsburg with Richter on for Caligiuri.
We'll have four minutes of time added on here.
ONISIWO ON THE TURN!
Another chance for Mainz as Onisiwo turns well in the Augsburg box after Niakhate's pass before shooting at goal, but Gikiewicz is on hand again.
NOW MAINZ HIT THE POST!
Incredible! Moments after Augsburg hit the post, Mainz do the same at the other end. Barreiro flicks the ball on to Onisiwo, who clips it across goal. Gikiewicz makes a fantastic fingertip save to push the ball onto his post and it bounces wide. What a crucial touch that could be.
OFF THE POST!
The chance to put the game to bed comes the way of Hahn, who is found in front of goal by Gregoritsch after a good break. Hahn flicks it past Zentner as he opens up his right foot on the run but can only watch it bounce out off the post.
Öztunali is on for da Costa while Gregoritsch replaces Niederlechner for Augsburg.
Danny da Costa
A midfielder comes off for a forward with Burkardt on for Latza.
BOETIUS ON TARGET
A controlled effort after good build-up from Mainz. Onisiwo with the lay-off, but Boetius' shot has more accuracy than power and Gikiewicz is down low to keep it out.
It's a big challenge in midfield from Strobl on Barreiro and earns him a yellow card.
LATZA FIRES OVER!
The captain's corner into the box goes all the way through, and the ball back in is deflected back up and across for Latza to hit 15 yards from goal on a tight angle. He goes for the volley, and fires it high over the crossbar.
CALIGIURI DOING THE HARD WORK
Karim OnisiwoDaniel Caligiuri
Mainz have dominated the ball in the last 10 minutes or so with Augsburg sitting deeper and deeper. They're still looking on the counter, but Augsburg look happy to work with what they have got and frustrate Mainz's efforts in search of an equaliser.
Gumny and Oxford come on providing more defensive stability for Augsburg.
GIKIEWICZ BACK UP
The Augsburg goalkeeper is back on his feet and able to continue here.
Attacking moves for Mainz with Glatzel and Boetius on for Szalai and Bell here in the second half.
There's a nasty collision in the Augsburg area as Gikiewicz comes out and clears ahead of Onisiwo. The German forward's arm then hits the head of Augsburg's goalkeeper and both are taking treatment right now.
AUGSBURG ON THE FRONT FOOT
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BENES FIRES WIDE
Another break for Augsburg as Benes' long ball over the top beats the Mainz offside trap to find Hahn on the right. He closes on goal and looks for a pass across but sees his effort blocked away. It comes as far as Benes, but he smashes a shot high over the crossbar.
Another chance for Augsburg's forward as Caligiuri's cross from the left bounces through to Niederlechner at the far post. He swivels to shoot on the half-volley with his left, but his shot bounces off Uduokhai and wide of goal.
Augsburg break fantastically down the right with Caligiuri sending Framberger racing away. He then picks a cross towards Niederlechner across goal, but he can't reach it to poke it home. He gathers it at the second time of asking before turning and shooting at Zentner, who puts the ball behind at his near post.
The ball is rolling once again in Mainz with no changes at the break for either side.
We'll have just one minute of time added on here in the first half.
The Augsburg right-back pulls Onisiwo down on his way into the Augsburg area and Framberger is booked with a free-kick given.
The first yellow card of the game is handed to the Mainz captain for a foul on Niederlechner.
THE DIFFERENCE SO FAR
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GREAT STRIKE FROM LATZA!
The captain turns onto his left foot on the right corner of the Augsburg box before firing a fierce shot towards the far top corner. Gikiewicz dives across to make a save that matches the strike from Latza.
SCRAPPY IN THE MIDDLE
Mainz are controlling the play a lot more and not allowing Augsburg to break forward when they do break up Mainz's possession.
Mainz's long balls are doing the trick here, with Augsburg struggling to handle the battles with Onisiwo and Szalai. Mainz just lacking the final pass still after the ball drops around the Augsburg area.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Jeremiah St. Juste34.07km/h
MAINZ KEEPING THE TEMPO
Several players were straight over to Zentner after his mistake to show support and the home side are keeping the intensity of their play high here despite falling behind.
A GIFT FOR AUGSBURG!
The away side lead and it's a nightmare for Zentner and Mainz. A pass back from Niakhate looks simple for the Mainz goalkeeper, but he miscues his pass and hits the ball straight to Niederlechner five yards in front of him. It's a simple pass across to Hann who slots into the empty net.
JUST LACKING THE FINAL TOUCH
Mainz turning the screw here now, applying consistent pressure on the Augsburg defence. Just no clear-cut chance being created despite fine work from Onisiwo and Co. who look sharp so far.
TIGHT TUSSLE SO FAR
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LATZA ON TARGET
The first shot on target of the game comes from the home side. A free-kick is set forward into the Augsburg area from midfield and it drops kindly for Latza to fire at goal from 20 yards. It takes a deflection on the way to Gikiewicz who is able to hold on.
We've had end-to-end action in this first 15 minutes, but neither side has had major chances.
NO BIG EARLY CHANCES
Mainz happy to go long in the early stages, searching for Szalai and Onisiwo in attack to hold up the ball and bring the midfield into play.
HALF CHANCE FOR HAHN
A long ball over the Mainz defence is almost latched onto by Hahn into the area, but his first touch doesn't bring the ball down in the way he'd have liked and Zentner is able to take advantage to snatch the ball from in front of him.
The away side have had the better of the early goings here. Niederlechner has seen a shot blocked from a well-worked corner. The sun is shining brightly in Mainz on a lovely day for football this Sunday.
HERE WE GO!
The second of three Bundesliga games today is underway as Augsburg get things going in Mainz.
KICK-OFF COMING UP!
It's all over in Berlin where Union and Hoffenheim have drawn 1-1, and now our concentration turns to Mainz and the visit of Augsburg.
A HAPPY HUNTING GROUND FOR FCA?
Augsburg are on a four-game winning run against Mainz, but have lost their last three away Bundesliga matches in a row.
STÖGER EARNS HIS START
Stöger is Mainz's joint-leading scorer this season, alongside defender Moussa Niakhate. He has scored all three of his goals as a substitute.
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MAINZ TEAM NEWS
Glatzel scored his first for the club in the draw at Leverkusen and while Stöger has earned a start in midfield, the on-loan Cardiff City striker is still waiting for his with Szalai alongside Onisiwo from the off with Quaison out for the game. Fernandes is the other confirmed absentee for Mainz, who make few changes from the side which snatched all three points against the Foals.
AUGSBURG TEAM NEWS
Much like his opposite number, Herrlich makes just one change to things for this Sunday's game with Niederlechner finding form once again in attack and Iago a long-term absentee in defence.
MAINZ STARTING XI!
Zentner - St. Juste, Bell, Niakhate - da Costa, Barreiro, Latza (c), Mwene - Stöger - Szalai, Onisiwo
Dahmen, Boetius, Öztunali, Glatzel, Kunde, Brosinski, Burkardt, Hack
AUGSBURG STARTING XI!
Gikiewicz - Framberger, Gouweleeuw (c), Uduokhai, Pedersen - Strobl, Khedira - Caligiuri, Benes, Hahn - Niederlechner
Koubek, Gumny, Suchy, Gregoritsch, Vargas, Sarenren Bazee, Richter, Gruezo, Oxford
Here you will find the most important information on the game between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Augsburg on Matchday 23 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.