Mainz beat Fortuna to go 8th in Bundesliga
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.