Mainz beat Fortuna to go 8th in Bundesliga

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Düsseldorf (Germany) : FC Mainz defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-0 to climb to eighth place in the Bundesliga, with 18 points from 13 matches.

After a scoreless first half here on Friday, rising French star Jean-Philippe Mateta collected the ball inside the area and executed a triple-feint to elude defender Robin Bormuth before unleashing an unstoppable strike to make it 1-0 for the visitors, reports Efe.

It was Mateta's fifth goal of November in all competitions, including two in international action with the France U-21 team.

The outcome leaves Mainz within 2 points of the final European place, while Fortuna remain mired in 17th place and facing the prospect of relegation.

Published : Saturday, December 01, 2018 14:30 [IST]
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