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High-flying Mainz equal Bundesliga record

Published: Saturday 2 October 2010, 18.30CET
Thomas Tuchel's 1. FSV Mainz 05 equalled a Bundesliga record as they stretched their winning start to seven matches by defeating TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4-2, while FC Schalke 04 lost again.
High-flying Mainz equal Bundesliga record
Andre Schürrle (left) and Adám Szalai celebrate in Mainz's 4-2 win ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 2 October 2010, 18.30CET

High-flying Mainz equal Bundesliga record

Thomas Tuchel's 1. FSV Mainz 05 equalled a Bundesliga record as they stretched their winning start to seven matches by defeating TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4-2, while FC Schalke 04 lost again.

Leaders 1. FSV Mainz 05's remarkable run continued as they posted a seventh successive win, matching the record for the best start to a Bundesliga season set by FC Bayern München and 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

It took the hosts just two minutes to set the ball rolling in a 4-2 defeat of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim when Sam Allagui pounced on Adám Szalai's through ball. Though Demba Ba levelled before the break, Szalai (47) and a Luiz Gustavo own goal (59) gave Mainz a two-goal cushion. Gylfi Sigurdsson's 64th-minute free-kick gave the visitors hope until Andre Schürrle made sure of the points from the spot (73).

VfL Wolfsburg had been on a winning streak of their own but missed the chance to move into fourth after they drew 1-1 at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach. Steve McLaren's men were on course for a fourth straight success when Thomas Kahlenberg (27) struck but Thorben Marx headed the hosts level (65).

Meanwhile, SC Freiburg enjoyed a 3-2 triumph at the expense of 1. FC Köln to move into fourth place, while ten-man FC Schalke 04 slumped to a 2-1 defeat − their fifth of the campaign − at 1. FC Nürnberg. Elsewhere, Kaiserslautern suffered the same fate against Hamburger SV.

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German Bundesliga 2010/11

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Last updated: 29/06/2011 03:48 CET

02/10/2010

FreiburgFreiburg3-2KölnKöln

Rosenthal 4, 11, Cissé 70

Mohamad 22, Matuszczyk 50

Venue: Freiburg

02/10/2010

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg

Marx 65

Kahlenberg 27

Venue: Monchengladbach

02/10/2010

MainzMainz4-2HoffenheimHoffenheim

Allagui 2, Szalai 47, Luiz Gustavo 59 (o.g.), Schürrle 74 (p)

Ba 41, G. Sigurdsson 64

Venue: Mainz

02/10/2010

NürnbergNürnberg2-1SchalkeSchalke

Frantz 62, Wolf 84

Huntelaar 74

Venue: Nürnberg

02/10/2010

HamburgHamburg2-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Kačar 69, Choupo-Moting 84

Lakić 3

Venue: Hamburg

01/10/2010

HannoverHannover0-1St PauliSt Pauli

Ebbers 6

Venue: Hannover

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