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FSV Mainz 05 will take on PhD candidate VfB Stuttgart on Saturday afternoon. At Mainz there is a lot going on at the moment, so there is no ideal preparation for this game.
FSV Mainz 05 started the new football year with a tough task: an away match against RB Leipzig. Coach Achim Beierlorzer’s team was unable to surprise last season’s number three. Viewed in ninety minutes, Die Nullfünfer gave away quite a few opportunities. Leipzig cashed in three of these. Jean-Philippe Mateta did something back on behalf of Mainz once, resulting in a 3-1 score on the scoreboard after ninety minutes.
However, that defeat in Saxony is not the main topic in Mainz at the moment. Adam Szalai was removed from the squad at the beginning of this week. This to the dissatisfaction of the rest of the selection, which has admirably declared its solidarity with the Hungarian striker. On Wednesday the other players refused to participate in the training. The story goes that Szalai has been banned for improper reasons. In the negotiations about salary reduction as a result of the corona crisis, Szalai is said to have played a difficult role for the club. In any case, Beierlorzer cannot work towards Saturday’s game in peace.
Already in the first round of the new season, VfB Stuttgart had to accept its first defeat. Die Schwaben started their comeback at the highest German football level with a home game against fellow countrymen SC Freiburg. So this did not end well. Despite a lot of enthusiasm and the necessary chances, Stuttgart left the field with a 2-3 defeat, in a match in which the PhD candidate was actually entitled to more.
“I am pleased that we created many opportunities,” said trainer Pellegrino Matarazzo after the lost match against Freiburg. ‘We have seen what we are good at, but also what we are not good at.’ With the latter, the coach was referring to the two goals that came from standard situations. Stuttgart therefore knows what it still needs to work on.
Mainz vs Stuttgart head to head matches
19.01.19 BUN Stuttgart Mainz 2 : 3
26.08.18 BUN Mainz Stuttgart 1 : 0
20.01.18 BUN Mainz Stuttgart 3 : 2
19.12.17 POK Mainz Stuttgart 3 : 1
26.08.17 BUN Stuttgart Mainz 1 : 0