Highlights

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WATCH: BOYATA: "WE HAVE TO GO UNTIL THE END"

90'
+ 5

FULL TIME! HERTHA 1-2 MAINZ

Mainz keep their UEFA Conference League qualification hopes alive with only their third away win of the season. Hertha are not safe yet in the race to avoid the relegation play-off position, but will be if Stuttgart lose at Bayern on Sunday.
Full-time
90'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Niklas Tauer
Niklas Tauer
sub
Anton Stach
Anton Stach
90'
+ 1

DISALLOWED GOAL!

Selke plants a header into the bottom corner, but it's not going to count. The Hertha goalscorer shoved Martin in the back as he went up to meet the cross.
89'

OFF THE POST!

Wollschläger goes agonisingly close to his first Bundesliga goal. He takes Belfodil's pass into the box in his stride and does everything right, but his left foot goes from underneath him as he shapes to shoot and the ball comes back off the upright.
88'

Yellow card

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Santiago Ascacíbar
Santiago Ascacíbar
88'

Substitution

sub
Luca Wollschläger
Luca Wollschläger
sub
Vladimír Darida
Vladimír Darida
81'

DING-DONG!

Bell meets Stach's out-swinging corner with a towering header that nestles into the bottom left-hand corner of Lotka's goal. Hertha's lead over Stuttgart is cut to four points.
81'

Stefan Bell

GOAL!

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Stefan Bell
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
9 %
80'

Yellow card

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Vladimír Darida
Vladimír Darida
79'

CHANGES

Dardai is given an ice pack as he heads off for Bjorkan. Meanwhile, Svensson rolls the dice in the Mainz attack, with Ingvartsen on for Burkardt. Hertha can't get a foot on the ball right now...
78'

Substitution

sub
Marcus Ingvartsen
Marcus Ingvartsen
sub
Jonathan Burkardt
Jonathan Burkardt
78'

Substitution

sub
Fredrik André Bjørkan
Fredrik André Bjørkan
sub
Márton Dárdai
Márton Dárdai
75'

BIG SAVE!

Lotka atones somewhat for his earlier mistake with with a superb point-blank save to keep out Widmer's downward header. Superb use of the outstretched boot!
73'

NOT GIVEN

Tousart goes up to contest a long ball. A stray left hand catches Bell in the face, but the referee doesn't deem it intentional.
72'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Foul?
Decision No penalty
70'

HALF CHANCE

No nosebleed from Bell, who does really well to win a corner. Stach swings it over, and Hack's just inches away from connecting with his head. There's a late winner in this...
68'

FRESH LEGS

That could well be Boateng's final Bundesliga home game as a Hertha player. Mittelstädt's on, while Belfodil - a striker - replaces Serdar.
67'

Substitution

sub
Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt
sub
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng
67'

Substitution

sub
Ishak Belfodil
Ishak Belfodil
sub
Suat Serdar
Suat Serdar
65'

Yellow card

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Aarón Martín
Aarón Martín
64'

MIDFIELD SWITCH

Barreiro hasn't been able to affect the game as he did against Bayern. Boetius, who likes a pop from range, is on.
63'

Substitution

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Jean-Paul Boëtius
Jean-Paul Boëtius
sub
Leandro Barreiro
Leandro Barreiro
61'

DARIDA IMPRESSIVE

The Czech midfielder has put in a real shift on his return to the starting line-up.
Duels won
13
9
Vladimír Darida Moussa Niakhaté
61'

Fastest runner (km/h)
32.68
34.61
Vladimír Darida Dominik Kohr
57'

ACCESS DENIED

Burkardt races onto a ball into the box, but Kempf charges across to deny the Mainz striker a shot at goal. Superb challenge.
56'

ONISIWO OK

Onisiwo initially stays down after being caught late by Dardai, before returning to his feet.
56'

Yellow card

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Márton Dárdai
Márton Dárdai
51'

GOAL RULED OUT

Martin and Burkardt combine to set up a chance for Onisiwo. He takes it with aplomb, slamming high into the roof of the net from 10 yards, but is penalised for controlling the ball with his hand.
49'

DENIED!

Darida with a teasing cross from the right. The Hertha players are queueing up, but Niakhate takes a swipe and clears.
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OFF WE GO AGAIN!

That equaliser has given the place a real lift. Will Hertha be celerbrating their top-flight survival at full time?
Kick-off!
45'
+ 7

ALL SQUARE IN THE CAPITAL

Pekarik throws himself at a goal-bound shot from Burkardt, before the referee's whistle brings the half to a close. Hertha going five points clear of the relegation play-off spot, as things stand.
Half-time
45'
+ 5

SELKE SCORES!

The Old Lady are level, right on the stroke of half time! Great penalty from the Hertha striker - he was made to wait, but sends Dahmen the wrong way.
45'
+ 5

Davie Selke

GOAL!

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Davie Selke
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
77 %
45'
+ 2

HERTHA PENALTY!

The home fans roar in approval as the referee points to the spot. Selke to take...
45'
+ 1
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Foul?
Decision Penalty
45'

PENALTY CLAIM

Boyata wants a penalty after being bumped over challenging for a corner. The referee will check this one...
39'

MAINZ IN CHARGE

The 05ers have taken charge. Hertha are losing all the second balls right now.
Possession (%)
4456
38'

Passes
158
234
33'

DISALLOWED GOAL!

Stach thinks he's doubled Mainz's lead after connecting with Martin's cut-back to the edge of the area. Lotka's clearly impeded, though, and it doesn't take long for the referee to chalk that one off.
33'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
28'

NO RIGHT TO SCORE

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The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
Just to illustrate what a comedic goal that was from Widmer...
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1
Goals
25'

MAINZ LEAD!

Mainz suddenly raise the tempo with some quick passes down the right-hand side as Onisiwo sends Widmer into the box. He miscues a cross that somehow beats a fumbling Lotka at his near post. A horrible goal to concede.
25'

Silvan Widmer

GOAL!

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Silvan Widmer
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
4 %
18'

FIRST GEAR

Hertha are playing within themselves. With a four-point lead over Stuttgart, who go to Bayern tomorrow, they know they don't have to win this in order to preserve their Bundesliga status.
12'

HERTHA THE STRONGER SIDE

Confident start from Hertha. They're faring a lot better than Bayern did against Mainz a week ago.
Possession (%)
5347
4'

WHAT A CHANCE!

Mainz fail to deal with a bouncing ball, presenting Selke with a golden opening. He has time to take a touch and go into the box, but rushes his shot and blazes off target from 18 yards.
Kick-off!

SEA OF BLUE AND WHITE

Some 70,000 fans are in attendance at the magnificent Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Will they be celebrating another season of top-flight football come the full-time whistle?

GO, JOHNNY, GO, GO!

Jonathan Burkardt scored his 11th Bundesliga goal of the campaign last weekend. The single-season record at Mainz is 15, set by Andre Schürrle in 2010/11.
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WATCH: MAINZ 4-0 HERTHA

Goals from Jae-sung Lee, Alexander Hack, Silvan Widmer and Jean-Paul Boetius did the job for Mainz in a thumping 4-0 victory at home to Hertha on Matchday 16.

FROM MAINZ WITH LOVE

Suat Serdar played his first 45 Bundesliga games for Mainz, scoring twice, and was at the club for a decade in total. He spent three seasons at Schalke, before moving to Hertha following their relegation from the Bundesliga at the end of 2020/21. The 25-year-old has scored three goals in 28 top-flight appearances for the capital club.

STAT ATTACK

Mainz have registered just two points in their last 11 away games, but are unbeaten in their last five Bundesliga meetings with Hertha, their best run against a current top-flight side (three wins). Hertha, by contrast, have won just once in their last 10 against the 05ers (six defeats).

SVENSSON WARY OF IMPROVING HERTHA

"Hertha have done a lot of good things [under Magath]," acknowledged Mainz head coach Bo Svensson. "Their playing style is much more structured and it’s become a lot more difficult to create chances against them. They’re a very compact side with a clear game plan, but my players are in good spirits. We want to end the season well."

MAGATH EXPLAINS HERTHA UPTURN

"I was told that nothing could change; that we were already down, and the players were told the same thing," Hertha head coach Felix Magath admitted of the situation at the club earlier when he was brought in on 14 March. "That forstered a losing mentality. The players had a real mental block, so I had to let them know that we still needed to pick up points. We know that this season hasn’t gone well or according to plan, but we need another 90 minutes of passion and fight. There are no subplots - it's all about the points."

PERMUTATIONS

Hertha come into the game just a place but a healthy four points clear of Stuttgart, who currently occupy the relegation/promotion spot. Win, and the capital club, who have pulled clear by picking up seven points from a possible nine in their last three matches, will be certain of featuring in the Bundesliga next season.
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WATCH: MAINZ 3-1 BAYERN

Mainz can't finish higher than eighth, but that didn't stop them stuffing champions Bayern.
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WATCH: ARMINIA 1-1 HERTHA

Hertha made it three games unbeaten and took a step closer to safety last weekend, though will have been disappointed to concede so late.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

Vladimir Darida returns from suspension for Hertha, with Marco Richter making way in the only change to the side that conceded an injury-time equaliser to Bielefeld. As for Mainz, Finn Dahmen gets a rare run out in goal in place of Robin Zentner.

HERTHA STARTING XI

Lotka - Pekarik, Boyata (c), Kempf, Dardai - Tousart, Ascacibar - Darida, Boateng, Serdar - Selke

HERTHA SUBS

Christiansen, Bjorkan, Ekkelenkamp, Maolida, Belfodil, Mittelstädt, Wollschläger, Eitschberger, Kade

MAINZ STARTING XI

Dahmen - Hack, Bell, Niakhate (c) - Widmer, Barreiro, Stach, Kohr, Martin - Onisiwo, Burkardt

MAINZ SUBS

Zentner, St. Juste, Boetius, Ingvartsen, Brosinski, Stöger, Lucoqui, Tauer, Nebel
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