Home premiere after the Bundesliga restart. Mainz 05 has to face RB Leipzig at home. Unpleasant memories of the first leg are awakened.
0: 8 from the Mainz perspective.Throughout the league it is the highest win of the current Bundesliga season; For Mainz, on the other hand, it was the highest defeat in its Bundesliga history. If Leipzig had played more consistently, the first two-digit Bundesliga result would have been in decades, after all it was 7-0 for the Saxons after just 50 minutes.
The 0: 8 in Leipzig was the beginning of the end of Sandro Schwarz,Black successor Achim Beierlorzer believes that the 0: 8 is no longer in the minds of the players: "We will not show any scenes from this game either. I know that the players want to straighten it out and therefore the motivation tends to increase."
Rising shape curve saved over the corona break
Mainz 05 was last unbeaten for the first time this season in three Bundesliga games (one win, two draws). The Rheinhessen came in top form from the Corona break, sprinted 255 times in Cologne – league-wide record on match day 26., but were sometimes the better team in an entertaining football game. Beierlorzer wants to take the momentum from the Cologne game against Leipzig with him: "There is good energy in the team. We were able to train well. The team knows what we want and what is necessary to play good games. We want to build on that. "
Achim Beierlorzer is an ex-trainer from RB Leipzig
At 1. FC Köln Beierlorzer had to go to Leipzig immediately before the Bundesliga duel, and so it is only now that they will meet again. Beierlorzer worked for RB in various functions from 2014 to 2017, coached the professionals on an interim basis in the 2014/15 season after Alexander Zorniger's dismissal, and was then Ralf Rangnick's assistant coach in the 2015/16 promotion season. As Beierlorzer coached the first team of RB Leipzig (second half of the 2014/15 season in the second division), Poulsen, Forsberg and Klostermann also played for the Saxons.
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Opponent Leipzig has a result crisis
Leipzig have been missing the last victories, RB have only won two of the last eight Bundesliga games and, as the autumn champions, have to cope with a clear gap (seven points) to leaders Bayern. It probably won't work with the title. Rather, the Saxons should now look back. Securing fourth place and renewed participation in the Champions League have top priority at RB.
Police do not expect large groups of fans in front of the Mainz Arena
The police are not expecting fan casseroles in front of the stadium on Saturday. "But we keep an eye on it and take a closer look at it," said Mainz police spokesman Rinaldo Roberto on Friday. It is already possible that some fans were watching football somewhere else. Attention is paid to the observance of the distance and assembly rules in Corona times. The police headquarters in Mainz will take the necessary operational measures on the occasion of the match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and RB Leipzig, according to the Interior Ministry in Mainz. It is currently not expected that there will be disruptions in the stadium environment by fans of the two teams.