Full-time: Hoffenheim 1-1 Mainz
An exciting end to the weekend of Bundesliga action, with Mainz roaring into life in the second half after Skov's equaliser. Barkok missed a hatful of chances - including a penalty - and Richter hit the crossbar twice, so the strugglers will make the short trip home with plenty of remorse. Hoffenheim will, on balance, be the happier to come away with a point.
Another final flurry
They almost scored in first-half stoppage time and Hoffenheim are now throwing everything at Mainz again in the final moments of the second half.
Five more minutes
Still time for somebody to snatch a winner...
They have had a penalty saved and two shots hit the crossbar - Mainz will be upset not to have taken more from this game.
Mainz deserve more
Off the bar - again!
Almost a carbon copy of that last Richter effort as the ball once again cannons back off the crossbar! Incredible!
Another chance for Mainz
A free-kick just outside the area for Mainz, who have gone close already from this range tonight...
Off the bar!
Richter rattles the crossbar, but it was the fingertips of Baumann who prevented it from going under the crossbar and in. Another fine save, as Mainz continue to hunt down these three points.
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Welcome back Burkardt!
The away fans are in full voice, chanting Jonathan Burkardt's name, and there was a smattering of sporting applause from the home fans as he took to the field. Can this be a fairy-tale comeback?
Over one year and two knee operations later, Burkardt is about to make his return to action for Mainz.
Barkok has missed two big chances in open play, but he takes the responsibility from the penalty spot. He sends it to Baumann's left, but the Hoffenheim keeper goes the right way and makes a save!
Penalty for Mainz!
He points to the spot, and Mainz have a penalty!
The referee is looking at a possible foul by Akpoguma on Lee in the box...
A fantastic sliding challenge from the US defender denies Ajorque, and then it is Barkok who misses an open goal from five yards out!
Mainz coming back at Hoffenheim
Mainz have regrouped well and are now pushing for a second goal, with Richter going close twice and Barreiro's effort just now plucked out of the air by Baumann. You get the feeling there will be another goal in this game.
It was perhaps premature to be concerned midway through the first half that there had been just two shots on target, since that Skov goal means Hoffenheim have scored at least once in all of their games this season. So a goal was guaranteed to come at some point...
This is Skov's tenth game of the season and he has had a hand in five goals now, scoring three himself and setting up two.
Back in it!
The changes make an immediate impact and Hoffenheim are right back in the game!
Matarazzo rings the changes by making three substitutions at half-time. Can the newcomers breathe fresh life into the Sinsheimers?
Half-time: Hoffenheim 0-1 Mainz
Probably a deserved lead for Mainz, but Hoffenheim came close to levelling in stoppage time - having more shots in those 15 seconds than they had in the rest of the first half. It's advantage Mainz at the break in a game which is now starting to come to life - do not go away!
Flurry of chances!
Four, five or six chances in 20 seconds? The ball was sent towards Zentner's goal several times ad Bülter also headed against the post, but the ball just would not go in for Hoffenheim in that late attack!
Prömel's yellow card is already the sixth of the game - the most we have had all season in just the first half of a Bundesliga game.
Fernandes fires over
It has turned pretty quiet in Sinsheim as Mainz get on top, and Fernandes fires over - another chance for the guests to double their lead.
Baumann denies Barkok
A big chance to make it two for Mainz, with the ball falling for Barkok like a moving penalty, but his shot goes straight at Baumann.
After failing to earn a penalty moments earlier, Richter has channelled his frustration into scoring with his next attempt. Fernandes sent him on his way down the left and he cut in before poking his effort into the far corner.
First in the book
Caci prevents a Hoffenheim counterattack and is shown a yellow card for a foul on Weghorst.
Beier goes close!
That's the first shot of the game, and it comes from Beier. Kramarić touches the ball down to him, but his shot is too close to Zentner, who makes an easy save.
A corner decision goes Hoffenheim's way, leading to a clash between Kramarić and Fernandes which leads to a yellow card for both.
Don't shoot, don't score
Mainz are playing with a back four for the first time this season in the Bundesliga. They did employ a four-man backline in the DFB Cup defeat to Hertha Berlin.
Hoffenheim getting the upper hand
Mainz still have their foot down and a cross from Krauß almost turns into a shot, missing the crossbar by a foot or so.
In the Hoffenheim half
Just a few minutes on the clock and most of the play has, thus far, been in the Hoffenheim half. No openings yet for the guests, but a clear signal of their intent here.
The two teams are shaking hands as kick-off approaches.
Rieß, Bell, da Costa, Wilhelm, Papela, Gruda, Burkardt, Mamutovic, Müller
Mainz's starting XI
Zentner (c) - Widmer, Fernandes, Caci - Barkok, Barreiro, Krauß, Mwene - Richter, Lee - Ajorque
Philipp, Kadeřábek, Akpoguma, Szalai, Grillitsch, Becker, Bischof, Tohomcu, Bebou
Hoffenheim's starting XI
Baumann (c) - Kabak, Brooks, Vogt - Skov, Prömel, Stach, Bülter - Kramarić - Weghorst, Beier
Siewert's view on Hoffenheim
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Matarazzo's view on Mainz
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Ahead of Matchday 12, Hoffenheim are this season's best away team, with 16 points from a possible 18. At home, however, they've picked up just three across five games. That's a league-low tally shared with bottom side Union Berlin.
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