Schalke – Mainz – Europa League: 19th October 2017
The hosts managed to overcome the bout with 3 consecutive non-victory games after being forced out of Hertha. In a game they controlled from start to finish, the “miners” were forced by the successes of Goretzka and Burgstaller from the second part of the game. Their mission was also relieved by the elimination of Haraguchi (Hertha) from the end of the first half. Thanks to this victory, they climbed to the 6th position in the standings, but a new positive result is necessary for their European ambitions. However, with 2 wins, a draw and a defeat, the course on the ground is not exactly trustworthy. In each of these games, at least two goals were scored.
FSV Mainz 05
On the other hand, after a more difficult start of the season, the guests have a great time. With seven points accumulated in the last three stages, they moved away from the red area of the leaderboard, rising to the 10th position. In the previous round, Mainz won 3-2 in front of Hamburg at the end of a game where A.Maxim opened the scoring from the 2nd minute. Transferred this summer from Stuttgart, the novel was at first for his new band. It was for the second time this season when it evolved from being the title holder.
In the last direct encounter, Schalke was forced to score 1-0. It was the fourth success in the last six straight games. During this time there was no result of equality.