Bundesliga: FSV Mainz 05 prevails over Hertha BSC 2-1

BERLIN. FSV Mainz 05 beat Hertha BSC to win 2-1.


BERLIN. FSV Mainz 05 overcame Hertha BSC to win 2-1. It was FSV Mainz 05 to strike first with a goal of S. Widmer at the 25′. Then it was a penalty in the 45′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, S. Bell gave the win to FSV Mainz 05 in the 81′ minute with a goal. FSV Mainz 05 was vastly superior ball possession (65%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Olympiastadion Berlin stadium in Berlin on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Patrick Ittrich with the assistance of Sascha Thielert and Norbert Grudzinski. The 4th official was Florian Heft. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.2 degrees Celsius or 64.72 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 52%.​

Match Statistics

FSV Mainz 05 was in firm control of the ball 65% while Hertha BSC was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

FSV Mainz 05 was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons FSV Mainz 05 won the match.​

Hertha BSC shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, FSV Mainz 05 shot 15 times, 8 on target, 7 off target.


Hertha BSC received 3 yellow cards (M. Dardai, V. Darida and S. Ascacibar). On the opposite side, FSV Mainz 05 received 2 yellow cards (B. Svensson and A. Martin).

After this contest, Hertha BSC will stay with 33 points to stay in the 15th place. On the other side, FSV Mainz 05 will have 42 points like VfL Bochum 1848 to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 25'

    S. Widmer

  • 35'

    A. Stach (Goal Disallowed)

  • 45'

    B. Svensson

  • 45'

    D. Selke (Penalty)

  • 56'

    M. Dardai

  • 63'

    J. Boetius

    L. Barreiro

  • 65'

    A. Martin

  • 67'

    I. Belfodil

    S. Serdar

  • 67'

    M. Mittelstadt

    K. Boateng

  • 78'

    F. Bjorkan

    M. Dardai

  • 78'

    M. Ingvartsen

    J. Burkardt

  • 80'

    V. Darida

  • 81'

    S. Bell

  • 88'

    L. Wollschlager

    V. Darida

  • 88'

    S. Ascacibar

  • 90'

    N. Tauer

    A. Stach

Next match

In the upcoming Bundesliga match, Hertha BSC will play away with Borussia Dortmund on the 14th of May with a 14-7 head to head stats in favor of Borussia Dortmund (8 draws).

FSV Mainz 05 will host Eintracht Frankfurt on the 14th of May with a 9-8 head to head statistic in favor of FSV Mainz 05 (10 draws).

Hertha BSC: Formation and Lineups

Hertha BSC started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Felix Magath chose to play with the following team: Marcel Lotka (6.0), Peter Pekarík (6.7), Dedryck Boyata (7.0), Marc-Oliver Kempf (7.4), Márton Dárdai (7.1), Lucas Tousart (6.4), Santiago Ascacibar (6.4), Vladimír Darida (6.4), Kevin-Prince Boateng (6.2), Suat Serdar (6.6) and Davie Selke (7.1).


Hertha BSC made 4 changes: S. Serdar for I. Belfodil (67′), K. Boateng for M. Mittelstadt (67′), M. Dardai for F. Bjorkan (78′) and V. Darida for L. Wollschlager (88′).

Top player: Marc-Oliver Kempf

Probably the most impressive player in Hertha BSC was Marc-Oliver Kempf.

His rating is (7.4) with 30 passes (70% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 8.

FSV Mainz 05: Formation and Lineups

FSV Mainz 05 started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the opposite side, Bo Svensson played with: Finn Gilbert Dahmen (6.3), Stefan Bell (7.6), Alexander Hack (6.2), Moussa Niakhaté (6.7), Silvan Widmer (7.4), Anton Stach (6.7), Dominik Kohr (6.7), Leandro Barreiro (7.1), Aarón Martin Caricol (7.2), Karim Onisiwo (7.0) and Jonathan Burkardt (6.2).


FSV Mainz 05 made 3 changes: L. Barreiro for J. Boetius (63′), J. Burkardt for M. Ingvartsen (78′) and A. Stach for N. Tauer (90′).

Top player: Stefan Bell

Probably the most impressive player in FSV Mainz 05 was Stefan Bell.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 88 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9.

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