After 1: 1 against Gladbach, Mainz repeated the result against Cologne. The difference: This time the zero five were miles away from the extremely strong performance against Borussia.
“It was definitely not our best game, so this point was the greatest of emotions,” admits defender Stefan Bell.
That it even got to the point was once again due to a strong action by young star Burkardt. Jonny’s sixth Bundesliga goal of the season – for this there is a BILD rating of 2.
The individual player review:
Robin Zentner: Had twice strong against Duda and Modeste. But he often ran confused through the penalty area – Note 4
Silvan Widmer: Very enthusiastic, but lacking precision. Only won a third of his tackles – Note 3
Stefan Bell: Used day for the veteran. Luckily he didn’t fly off the pitch when he fouled Modeste – Note 5
Alexander Hack: A disaster before the move. Unfocused and with poor positional play. Then increased – Note 4
Moussa Niakhaté: The captain also wobbled against the no-frills attacking game from Cologne. Improved in the second half – Note 4
Aaron Martin: Best defender. Despite all the strong scenes, little productive came forward – Note 3
Dominik Kohr (up to 34th): Little was seen of his organizing hand this time. Get out with muscle problems before the break – Note 4
Jean-Paul Boëtius (up to 60): Just became a father for the first time and probably suffers from sleep problems. Of his 17 passports only 9 arrived – Note 4
Jae-Sung Lee (up to 60th): Better than Boëtius, at least offensively. But even he left too much space for the Cologne residents – Note 3
Jonathan Burkardt: The young star showed what he has learned in his ninth competitive goal this season. Almost forgave the victory later – Note 2
Karim Onisiwo (up to 77th): Put his header on to make it 1-0. A lot on the road, but could not assert himself as often as usual – Note 3
Leandro Barreiro (from 34.): With him there was more structure in the midfield. But still far from the strong performances of the second half of the season – Note 3
Anton Stach (from 60.): Much stronger than in the last Joker bets. Got special praise from the trainer for it – Note 3
Kevin Stöger (from 60.): Showed his strong technique several times, Burkardt put on the almost winning goal. Warb for more minutes of use – Note 3
Adam Szalai (from 77.): Immediately in the game. Good distance attempt, the Cologne goalkeeper Horn defused – no more grade
Bo Svensson: Watched one of the weaker games of the season for 75 minutes and wore himself out in a dispute with the Cologne bank – Note 4