Bundesliga

Mainz out to maintain Euro-form against Darmstadt

Europe-chasing 1. FSV Mainz 05 welcome survival hopefuls SV Darmstadt 98 to the Coface Arena on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

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Mainz put a cat among the Bundesliga pigeons in midweek by becoming the first side to beat FC Bayern München at the Allianz Arena this term. That win not only opened the title race up, but boosted Mainz's own hopes of qualifying for Europe next season by strengthening their grip on a place inside the top six.

Watch: Bayern 1-2 Mainz - match highlights

Darmstadt's defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund provided the other midweek talking point in the context of the title race, but their coach Dirk Schuster had little to smile about with his side sliding towards the bottom three.

Watch: Darmstadt 0-2 Dortmund - match highlights

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