Out on a high: the Thomas Tuchel (l.) era ended with Mainz earning an unanticipated place on the European stage
Out on a high: the Thomas Tuchel (l.) era ended with Mainz earning an unanticipated place on the European stage
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2013/14 Season Review: 1. FSV Mainz 05

Mainz - Not for the first time, an air of uncertainty hung over 1. FSV Mainz 05's prospects going into the 2013/14 campaign. Once again, the team had to be reshuffled over the summer following the departure of a star player - top scorer Adam Szalai this time, in the direction of FC Schake 04 - and, once again, the modest-budgeted came up trumps.

Qualification for the UEFA Europa League for the second time in five years was the end result of a season which far exceeded most expectations, but it came with a sting in the tail. bundesliga.com has the lowdown...