The home curse is broken: The furiously playing FSV Mainz 05 won a place in the Champions League for at least one night with their first win of the season in front of their own fans. Coach Bo Svensson’s team also deservedly won 5-0 (3-0) against 1. FC Köln, equaled the highest win in first division history and stormed into the top flight of the Bundesliga.
Marcus Ingvartsen (11th, penalty kick), Dominik Kohr (35th), national player Anton Stach (40th), Aaron Martin (73rd) and Karim Onisiwo (83rd) rewarded the Rheinhessen for a strong performance, two more Mainz goals were scored revoked after video evidence. Steffen Baumgart’s team from Cologne found no remedy after the early yellow-red card against ex-Mainzer Luca Kilian (28th, repeated foul play).
“We knew it was time to finally get three points at home. It was really a nice game, I’m really proud of the squad. But we have to stay grounded now,” said Onisiwo DAZN. Cologne’s Florian Kainz, on the other hand, was served: “That was a used evening. Another early deficit, again self-inflicted, then self-damaged again – we have to stop that.”
“When I look at the first half hour, we were really good. The yellow-red card puts us behind,” said Baumgart and, despite the clear defeat, struck up a conciliatory tone: “That the boys still ran and until resisted at the end – they didn’t let themselves down – that’s what I want to see. The fact that I got 5-0 in the ass today is just the way it is. Unfortunately, that’s part of it. We have to get through it.” Still, he said: “I’ll tick this game off very, very quickly.”
Steffen Baumgart: “That annoys me”
Baumgart sent Florian Kainz back onto the field from the start after a yellow-red suspension – and made a clear demand of his team. Once not falling behind was the motto after FC had to go 0-1 down eight times this season.
“It’s not the first time we’ve been outnumbered. That didn’t happen to us last year, four times this season. We conceded a goal or two every time. That doesn’t happen in training when we’re outnumbered “said Baumgart: “It annoys me. We made it too easy for the opponent in the situations. There is no excuse for that. We have to work on that and something has to happen from the head.”
The Cologne plan was thrown overboard early in front of 31,610 spectators. In a wild early phase, Mainz’s Jae-Sung Lee (2nd) hit the crossbar before Kilian Onisiwo fell in the penalty area. Ingvartsen converted safely from the point.
National coach Hansi Flick then saw an intense game with a lot of speed and a strong Stach. Cologne had a top-class chance to equalize through Steffen Tigges (14th), but after the second foul against Onisiwo the overwhelmed Kilian flew off the field – and Mainz managed almost everything with a majority.
Mainz 05: Two goals disallowed
Kohr pushed in after preliminary work from the tirelessly fighting Onisiwo, Stach increased after one of the numerous quick attacks with a powerful shot into the far corner – and did self-promotion shortly before the Qatar World Cup.
The Mainz team stayed in touch after the break. With the clear lead in the back, Svensson’s team took their foot off the gas pedal – and was almost punished for it. Kainz (57th) hit the post with a free kick from 25 meters.
Substitute Angelo Fulgini then scored the next goal for Mainz (60′). FC goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe shot Onisiwo unchallenged, but because the ball bounced off the Austrian’s arm and hit Fulgini, the goal didn’t count according to the video images. With Martin’s free kick to make it 4-0, on the other hand, everything went well. The supposed 5:0 by Jonathan Burkardt (81st) didn’t count, unlike a little later at Onisiwo.
Mainz 05 – 1. FC Cologne: The voices
Bo Svensson (FSV Mainz 05 coach): “The atmosphere is obviously good. But we had problems with Cologne until we were sent off. Then the game went our way.”
Steffen Baumgart (Coach 1. FC Cologne): “The game was at eye level at first. But then everything went against us – first the penalty, yellow-red was then the next blow in the neck. I’ll check off this game very, very quickly. We got our asses, that’s part of the game Unfortunately, football too.”
Mainz 05 – 1. FC Cologne: The data for the game
Mainz: Zentner – Fernandes, Alexander Hack (63rd Bell), Caci – da Costa (69th Widmer), Kohr (46th Fulgini), Martin – Stach (77th Barkok), Lee – Onisiwo, Ingvartsen (63rd Burkardt). – Coach: Svensson
Cologne: Schwäbe – Schmitz, Kilian, Hübers, Hector (80th Pedersen) – Skhiri, Martel – Maina (67th Schindler), Duda (38th Soldo), Kainz (80th Huseinbasic) – Tigges (67th Dietz). – Trainer: Baumgart
Referee: dr Matthias Joellenbeck (Fribourg)
Gates: 1: 0 Ingvartsen (11th penalty), 2: 0 Kohr (35th), 3: 0 Stach (40th), 4: 0 Martin (73rd), 5: 0 Onisiwo (83rd)
Yellow-Red Cards: Killian (28.)