Mainz - 1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach Martin Schmidt will be hoping his side can take another big step towards safety when die Nüllfunfer welcome European hopefuls FC Schalke 04 to the Coface Arena on Friday (kick-off 20:30 CEST / 18:30 GMT).
bundesliga.com has the lowdown on Schmidt's first match since penning a three-year contract extension on Wednesday...
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Mainz: Karius - Brosinski, Bungert, Bell, Park - Baumgartlinger, Geis - de Blasis, Malli, Koo - Okazaki
Schalke: Fährmann - Höwedes, Matip, Nastasic, Kolasinac - Neustädter, Höger - Farfan, Meyer, Choupo-Moting - Huntelaar