Holger Badstuber nods Stuttgart to 1-0 win over Mainz

Holger Badstuber's first Bundesliga goal since 2009 was enough to earn Stuttgart their first win back in the Bundesliga as they could even afford to miss a penalty in a 1-0 win over Mainz. at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.


Goal: 1-0 Badstuber (53')

Ron-Robert Zieler made a good save from a Stefan Bell header on the half hour as Mainz almost went in front before Chadrac Akolo’s lightning break from a Mainz corner soon afterwards set up a chance for Simon Terodde, but he shot weakly at Rene Adler.

A flying Holger Badstuber header from a corner gave Stuttgart the lead early in the second half and they could have had a more comfortable win had Terodde not hit the post from a penalty awarded with the help of the Video Assistant Referee, but one goal was enough for the Swabians to notch their first win of the season.

Stuttgart: Zieler - Aogo (83' Zimmermann), Pavard, Baumgartl, Kaminski, Badstuber - Gentner (c), Mangala - Akolo (72' Özcan), Brekalo (63' Asano)- Terodde
Coach: Hannes Wolf

Mainz: Adler - Brosinski, Donati, Diallo, Bell (c) - Maxim (71' Kodro), Latza, Quaison, Öztunalı (66' Fischer), Frei (81' De Blasis) - Muto
Coach: Sandro Schwarz

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    Holger Badstuber scored his first goal since December 2009, and only his second Bundesliga goal in 131 appearances.Hannes Wolf's team remain undefeated at home in 2017. In Bundesliga 2 this year they recorded seven wins and two draws in front of their own supporters.Mainz's 1-0 loss against Hannover last weekend marked the third time in a row that they had lost their first league game of the season. The 05ers have now started with two defeats for the second time - also in 2005/06.New Mainz signing Alexandru Maxim played for four and a half years with Stuttgart and was one of their heroes in last season's promotion campaign. He scored three goals in the last six Bundesliga 2 matches.

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