Hertha Berlin vs FSV Mainz 05 – Stats and Live Scores
Hertha Berlin 1-1 Mainz 05 Highlights
Mainz’s unbeaten H2H streak against Hertha Berlin was extended to eight matches, but they were unable to gain ground on their first European qualification since 2016/17, following a 1-1 draw at the Olympiastadion.
Hertha Berlin dominated the opening stages of the game and took the lead through a Jessic Ngankam penalty, awarded after a VAR review for handball, but Mainz fought back to level the scores in the second half through a goal from Dominik Kohr.
Bo Svensson’s tactical changes at halftime seemed to have had an immediate effect as Mainz emerged with greater intensity and purpose in the second half, and their relentless pressure eventually paid off when Jonathan Burkardt scored a well-placed header to bring the visitors level.
The Mainz coach made tactical changes at halftime to boost his team’s chances of getting a fifth straight Bundesliga win and a shot at their first European qualification since 2016/17. The strategy worked as striker Ludovic Ajorque scored an unstoppable goal from the edge of the box on the hour mark to level the game.
Mainz’s equaliser helped shift the momentum in their favor, but Hertha came close to regaining the lead through Marc Oliver Kempf’s header which hit the crossbar, and although Dodi Lukebakio’s substitution added firepower to Hertha’s arsenal, they were unable to secure their third consecutive home win since September 2018.
Mainz managed to hold on for a draw against Hertha, extending their unbeaten run to five games, but were unable to secure a victory and remain four points off the nearest European spot, while Hertha, who are just a point above the relegation zone, were left searching for their third straight home win for the first time since September 2018.