Cologne's home hopes
Emotions running high
Mainz boss Bo Svensson insisted his side had recovered from conceding a 95th minute equaliser against Werder Bremen last time out and that 05ers were keen to get back at it today. "Of course everyone was disappointed at first after a game like that against Bremen, but the squad reacted well in training," the Dane explained. "There is huge anticipation ahead of the [Cologne] game. It will definitely be a match full of emotion."
All about belief
"Plenty of solutions"
Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart offered Mainz some high praise in his media briefings ahead of Saturday's game. "It's not for nothing that they're the third best team in the second half of the season," the tactician explained. "They are one of those teams that is able to attack high but also defend deep at the same time. They have solutions for everything. They have good transitions and can be dangerous at all stages of the game."
When Mainz ran riot
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