FC Augsburg vs. FSV Mainz 05 | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights
Matchday 31 highlights between FC Augsburg and Mainz.
COMMENTATOR 1: Mainz's relegation worries eased a fraction by Pablo de Blasis's double to beat Freiburg on Monday. A repeat required a way to Augsburg. But they struggle to have any real impact on the game. The home club was simply inspired by the return of the fit again, Alfred Finnbogason. What an assist here for Michael Gregoritsch. His 12th goal of an impressive first season in Bavaria.
At this point, he went one goal clear off Finnbogason, as the club's top goal scorer this season. Marco Richter's early games have shown great promise. His huge potential showcased here. Tonight, a brilliant goal only by Rene Adler's superb reflexes. That Gregoritsch goal the half time difference, but it could have been more.
Mainz gave the ball away far too often. From one such mistake, Richter found Finnbogason. He beat Adler, but Danny Latza was there to clear a way in the nick of time. At last, [INAUDIBLE] Mainz chance, it took 53 minutes. Suat Serdar with it, unable to test the underemployed Marwin Hitz. In added time, Adler will attempt to join the Mainz attack to look for the elusive equalizer. Risky, because Augsburg are a noted team on the counter-attack this season.
And that's exactly what happened here. The counter-attack led by young striker, Sergio Cordova, on from the bench. His pace gave Mainz a problem. His pass found Rani Khedira. And while Khedira couldn't find the finish himself, he did find impressive Finnbogason. Some return to him to the team an assist and a goal. That's 12 in 19 matches. Augsburg onto 40 points and guaranteed safety for another season in the Bundesliga. While for Mainz, it's now three nervous games to try and avoid the playoff to preserve their status in the German top flight.
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