In the opening match of the 21st round of the Bundesliga «Mainz» beat «Schalke 04» 2:1. Clubs tie for fourth to fifth places with 33 points.
«Mainz»: Karius, Balogun, Donati, Belle, Bussmann, Lutz, Clemens, Baumgartlinger, Malli (Fry, 87), Jairo (De Blasis, 83), Cordoba (Bungert, 90)
FC Schalke 04: Fährmann, Matip, Kolasinac, Júnior Caiçara (Riether, 66), Neustadter, Belhanda, Meier, Geis (Sept, 81), Goretzka, Huntelaar, Sana’a (Di Santo 84)
In the 33rd minute Lutz hung. Newly-minted Russian Neustädter attempt to clear the ball. Bussmann struck from the penalty 1:0.
In the 47th minute San shot. Mayer struck. Belle carried the ball from the penalty. Former FC Dynamo Kyiv halfback Younes Belhanda struck the ball into the net 1:1.
In the 79th minute of the «carnival worker» caught the ball and held the counter. Malli hung. Baumgartlinger scored the winning goal.