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DORTMUND HAVE DONE IT!
BVB are guaranteed Champions League football next season, with one game to play. Fully deserved winners - utterly professional stuff from the resurgent DFB Cup winners. They could yet finish second, if results go their way.
Robin Quaison puts away his 30th Bundesliga goal from the penalty spot, making him Mainz's all-time leading scorer in the German top flight. The decision came following a retrospective review for a handball against Hazard.
GOAL!1 : 3
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Nico Schulz 33.58km/h
Reinier Jesus Carvalho 32.64km/h
Jeremiah St. Juste 32.37km/h
Situation No penalty
Leandro Barreiro's unmarked as he collects an inside pass on the edge of the Dortmund area. The Luxembourg international takes aim, but his fierce strike is deflected behind.
Jude Bellingham gets a well-earned breather. A genuine box-to-box midfielder, who's been keeping his replacement, Thomas Delaney, out of the side. And 17 at that!
Latza makes way for Mainz following a typically industrious shift. It's his final home game for the 05ers ahead of a summer move to boyhood club Schalke.
With the result surely in the bag, Terzic throws on Hazard, Reinier and Schulz. Reus - who's set a real captain's example - Sancho and Guerreiro are the men to make way.
Mainz close to an immediate response, but Szalai's low strike finds the outstretched boot of Bürki.
GAME, SET AND MATCH
Haaland goes all-out Terminator to brush off Hack and hold off St. Juste. They do enough to stop him from getting a shot away, but not finding Brandt to his left. The BVB sub shows quick feet to evade the advancing Dahmen, before sticking the ball away on his left foot. Tidy goal - that's surely BVB into the Champions League.
GOAL!0 : 3
Reyna makes way for Julian Brandt. The American has put in a solid shift on his 46th Bundesliga appearance. He's only 18!
FRESH LEGS, FRESH IDEAS
Szalai and Stöger are on for Mainz - can they turn this one around?
Much more like the Dortmund of the first half as Haaland shakes off a couple of Mainz shirts on his way into the box. The ball is worked to Sancho, who sees his curling strike beaten away quite brilliantly by young Dahmen. Akanji meets Reus's ensuing corner, but Hack gets a touch to direct it away from goal. No corner given, mind.
Roman Bürki adjusts his feet really well to beat away Latza's strike that took a wicked deflection off Mo Dahoud. Big, big stop by the Swiss, who's only playing because of an injury to Marwin Hitz.
Dortmund attack with the lively Guerreiro. He finds Reyna, but the American teen's route to goal is blocked by a red shirt.
Mainz are pushing hard at the start of the second half as Brosinski leathers an effort off target from 18 yards. Their high press is causing BVB problems.
MORE GOALS EXPECTED
Mainz have scored at least once in their last eight Bundesliga games, while BVB have scored more second-half goals this season than any other Bundesliga club - 48!
Much better from Mainz as Brosinski advances up the right-hand side. He crosses for Onisiwo, who fails to make contact at the near post. Meunier does, the BVB right-back putting the ball behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
The teams are back out after that longer-than-expected rain delay. Robin Quaison and Edimilson Fernandes are on for Mainz.
Danny da Costa
Wind, thunder and torrential rain have forced a delay of 10 minutes to the start of the second half. Strange to think the players were basking in glorious sunshine at kick-off...
DORTMUND ON TRACK
Pinball in the Mainz area to end the first half as Bellingham and Haaland have goal-bound strikes blocked. BVB are great value for their lead, and will qualify for next season's Champions League if they can see out the win.
DORTMUND ADD A SECOND!
Lovely team goal for Dortmund's second. Guerreiro lifts a cute ball over the Mainz defence for the run of Sancho. He glides into the area unchecked, before squaring for Reus to poke home ahead of Haaland.
GOAL!0 : 2
DORTMUND ON TOP
Karim Onisiwo puts on the after-burners, the Austrian driving in off the left and travelling a good 50 yards before getting his shot off from 18 yards. It was always moving away from Bürki's goal, though.
DAHMEN DOES HIS JOB
Reus bends a teasing ball into the six-yard box. Dahmen can't keep hold of it, but gathers at the second attempt, before Reyna can pounce. BVB very much in control...
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Erling Haaland 32.32km/h
Alexander Hack 32.09km/h
Thomas Meunier 31.62km/h
Reus goes into the Mainz box, attempting to flick the ball over Hack. The Mainz defender gets a block in - with his hand if you ask the black-and-yellow shirts. Despite vocal appeals, match referee Harm Osmers is unmoved.
Superb way to open the scoring. Da Costa doesn't deal with a ball in from the right. Sancho picks it up and feeds Guerreiro, who whips an unstoppable curling strike beyond the despairing dive of Dahmen. As things stand, BVB will qualify for next season's Champions League.
GOAL!0 : 1
Dortmund come again as the ball's sprayed out wide right for Meunier. He whips it in with interest, but Reyna doesn't make the desired contact with his header and glances well wide.
As close as we've come to a goal in Mainz. Bellingham starts the move and continues his run. Reyna's cross is deflected into the path of the English teen, who fires wide from just inside the Mainz area.
The game's beginning to open up, with Mainz seeing more of the ball in the Dortmund half - particularly in the wide areas.
Dortmund have made a confident start in Mainz. Danny Da Costa had to be very alert to a Jude Bellingham pass intended for Haaland moments ago. Dahmen has just gobbled up an in-swinging free-kick from Reus. A win will secure Champions League football, remember...
Both sides come into this game brimming with confidence, which sets us up perfectly for an entertaining evening. Mainz are unbeaten in a Bundesliga-best nine games, while Dortmund have lost just once in their last eight games in all competitions - and can secure Champions League football with a win today. BVB have lost just five of their 29 Bundesliga meetings with Mainz to date.
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HAALAND HUNTING AWAY RECORD
Haaland has scored 16 of his 25 Bundesliga goals so far this term away from home. The record for single-season away goals - currently shared by Jupp Heynckes and Timo Werner - is 17.
Nine matches without defeat is Mainz’s best ever single-season streak, and currently the longest unbeaten run of any Bundesliga team. Since taking over as head coach, Svensson has claimed 30 points from his first 18 matches as Mainz coach, losing only four times. All that has helped confirmed the ZeroFivers place in the Bundesliga for next season.
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MAINZ TEAM NEWS
Svensson has a pretty firm idea of his preferred starting line-up these days, but hands a rare start to Dahmen in goal, with Zentner out, while Mwene and Kohr are also rested with Mainz already safe.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
After leapfrogging Frankfurt into fourth, Dortmund know a win today will secure a top-four finish. Bürki will keep his place in goal with Hitz ruled out, while Reyna earns a start. Meunier also comes in, while Brandt and Hazard are waiting on the bench.
MAINZ STARTING XI!
Dahmen - St. Juste, Hack, Niakhate - da Costa, Barreiro, Latza (c), Brosinski - Boetius - Glatzel, Onisiwo
Liesegang, Bell, Mwene, Öztunali, Fernandes, Stöger, Kohr, Quaison, Szalai
DORTMUND STARTING XI!
Bürki - Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Bellingham, Dahoud - Sancho, Reus (c), Reyna - Haaland
Drljaca, Delaney, Hazard, Schulz, Brandt, Reinier, Passlack, Can, Knauff
LINE-UPS COMING UP!
We'll have the official team news from both sides within the next 10 minutes or so, so keep your eyes peeled.
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JOB DONE FOR MAINZ
Meanwhile for Mainz, the job is done. Safety has been secured after an incredible turnaround under Bo Svensson in the second half of this season. Only Dortmund and Bayern have picked up more points across the last 10 rounds of fixtures in the Bundesliga than Mainz, who could finish as high as 11th this season having sat on just seven points after 17 games.
TODAY THE DAY FOR BVB?
After Ruhr rivals Schalke helped Dortmund by beating Frankfurt on Saturday, a win today can confirm Dortmund's place in the Champions League for next season. If BVB can make that happen just a few days after winning the DFB Cup against RB Leipzig, it really would be a dream week to end a rollercoaster campaign.
Here you will find the most important information on the game between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 33 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.