Marmoush smashes over the crossbar and that is that. Wolfsburg's superb start - which produced three first-half goals - meant Niko Kovac's side could lessen the pace after the break. The Wolves leapfrog Mainz into seventh and move to within two points of Bayer Leverkusen.
The 21-year-old Kilian Fischer is on for the last few moments.
Wimmer over and out
Wimmer is through on the right and really should score here with just Zentner to beat. The Wolfsburg attacker smashes the ball high into the side-netting, and then gets ready to be subbed.
Bornauw leaves his foot in and Anton Stach goes flying. Yellow card for Bornauw.
Wind is coming off. Big cheers from the home supporters. The Dane netted his third Bundesliga double today. Waldschmidt is coming on for Wolfsburg, as is Yannick Gerhardt.
Kaminski plays in Wimmer and Zentner - for some reason -is miles off his line. Wimmer knocks it over the goalkeeper but Caci is there to make a last-gasp tackle.
Wind sends Wimmer through. The Wolfsburg attacker goes for one of this dinked finishes, but the ball barely gets off the ground and lands in the grateful hands of Zentner.
Mainz did once win after recovering from a three-goal deficit against Wolfsburg before: on August 28, 2010 right here at this stadium. It's not happening today though, is it?
Sebastiaan Bornauw takes a boot to the head, receives some treatment and hobbles off. Let's see if the Belgian is ok to come back on here.
Mainz haven't really looked like scoring this half while the Wolves have taken their foot off the pedal since their super opening 45'. Are we to have another goal here?
Who scores next?
One more booking
Aaron Martin flings up a leg and catches Wimmer with his studs. Yellow card for the Mainz sub.
Da Costa on
Widmer is heading off with his hand held up to his face. That does not look good. Applause all around the stadium for the Mainz man. Danny da Costa is on for the 05ers.
Mainz's captain is down and the stretcher is coming out. This looks worrying.
Barkok and Ingvartsen are on for the 05ers as they chase something here. Things just haven't really clicked for the visitors today.
Svanberg smacks one over the bar from outside the box.
Jonas Wind Karim Onisiwo
Mainz sub Aaron Martin thumps a left-footed volley at goal from distance. The ball bounces wide of the upright.
Kohr catches Nmecha with an elbow when both players are in the air. Yellow card for the Mainz man.
Bit of a lull
When in possession, both sides are knocking it around without too much urgency. Wolfsburg would leapfrog Mainz into seventh if things stay like this.
Changes all around
Nicolas Cozza is on for the hosts while Mainz have made a double change, with Aaron Martin and Anton Stach now in the mix.
Off we go again
Wolfsburg get us back underway in the second half.
The Mainz dressing-room might need sound-proofing with Bo Svensson set to give a stern half-time team-talk. Wolfsburg are flying at the break.
Bell in the book
Bell clobbers Wimmer, who is in full flight, and the Mainz man is booked.
History (almost) repeating
In this fixture last season at the Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg were 3-0 up against Mainz after 35 minutes, and 5-0 up at half time.
Kohr plays it to Widmer, who shoots first time. Over the top. Ajorque may have been offside in that move.
Suddenly Onisiwo is right in front of Casteels. The Mainz forward sticks out a leg and sends the ball goalwards. Wolfsburg's keeper blocks.
Wimmer has a pop
The Wolfsburg No. 39 drags a shot across the face of the goal.
Fernandes takes a corner on the left and flights the ball ... to nobody, really. The ball bounces wide. On the touchline, Bo Svensson shakes his head. His side are having a 'mare here.
Superb work from Baku on the right. The Mainz defence is very static but Baku still has work to do. He scuffs a cross to the back stick and Wind is there again to tap in from a tight angle.
Wind and Baku combine and it's almost a third for Wolfsburg. Mainz get the block in and concede a corner.
Sebastiaan Bornauw does like to use his noggin. Of the Belgian's nine Bundesliga goals, seven have been scored with his head.
Boys in green on top
Wolves on fire
Some sustained Wolfsburg pressure. The ball pops out to Wimmer, who flights an inviting cross into the mixer. Bornauw angles a brilliant header high towards the near post and in. The Wolves are feasting.
Mainz finally get forward and Lee connects with a pass over the top. Casteels chests that one away.
Wolfsburg come again
Mainz are up against it here early doors. Wind feeds Baku through on the left. The centre could have been deadly, but Fernandes is alive to it and cuts out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
Mainz survive a fright. Barreiro pokes the ball towards his own goal. Robin Zentner grapples with it but manages to hold on.
Classy goal. Wolfsburg persist and win back possession high up. The ball slides back to Mattias Svanberg, who plays a delicious, no-look through ball in for Wind. The Wolfsburg attacker dinks a fine finish home for 1-0.
Mainz shoot first
Kohr hooks a volley wide. Onisiwo then heads over moments later. Solid start by the visitors.
Let's get this party started.
Team huddles done and we're all set to go at the Volkswagen Arena!
Wolfsburg starting XI
Casteels - Bornauw, Guilavogui, Lacroix - Baku, Arnold (c), F. Nmecha, Kaminski - Svanberg, Wind, Wimmer
Pervan, Cozza, Odogu, Fischer, Gerhardt, Ambros, Waldschmidt, Pejcinovic, Marmoush
Mainz starting XI
Zentner - Hanche-Olsen, Bell, Fernandes - Widmer (c), Barreiro, Kohr, Caci - Lee, Onisiwo - Ajorque
Dahmen, Aaron, Hack, da Costa, Stach, Barkok, Burgzorg, Ingvartsen, Weiper
Predicted Wolfsburg XI
Casteels - Baku, Bornauw, Lacroix, Cozza - Svanberg, Arnold (c), F. Nmecha - Wimmer, Wind, Kaminski
Early team news: Wolfsburg
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Predicted Mainz XI
Zentner - Fernandes, Bell, Hanche-Olsen - Widmer (c), Barreiro, Kohr, Caci - Stach, Onisiwo - Ajorque
Early team news: Mainz
Jonathan Burkardt remains the only long-term absentee for the 05ers, with Maxim Leitsch a doubt as he regains match fitness. Jae-sung Lee may be unseated by Anton Stach in support of Ludovic Ajorque, but Svensson has little reason to change anything given his team's current form.
Coach view: Wolfsburg
Niko Kovac: "A win will keep us in the running [for Europe], but a defeat will make it more difficult. We know how important the game is in that regard, and the quality of the opposition."
Coach view: Mainz
Bo Svensson: "We've been continuing to work as normal. If we win or lose 10 games in a row, the approach remains the same. We have good quality in our squad and need every player. Both [Wolfsburg and ourselves] are in good shape, so I imagine it will be a very close game."
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Wolfsburg are just two points behind Mainz. A top-four finish is almost certainly beyond both clubs, but there are a further two European qualification spots to contest - possibly three depending on how this season's DFB Cup plays out.
Up the Mainz!
The 05ers penned the story of Matchday 29 by coming from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-1. Bo Svensson's team are now unbeaten in a club record 10 Bundesliga matches, and sit just two points outside the top six with five rounds of fixtures still to play.