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Frustration for Mainz and Hannover

Published: Sunday 13 February 2011, 19.40CET
It proved a vexing afternoon for ambitious Bundesliga duo 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Hannover 96, with the former beaten 4-2 at 1. FC Köln and their rivals held 1-1 at SV Werder Bremen.
Frustration for Mainz and Hannover
Köln enjoyed a 4-2 success against Mainz ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 13 February 2011, 19.40CET

Frustration for Mainz and Hannover

It proved a vexing afternoon for ambitious Bundesliga duo 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Hannover 96, with the former beaten 4-2 at 1. FC Köln and their rivals held 1-1 at SV Werder Bremen.

1. FSV Mainz 05 and Hannover 96 both spurned the chance to move third in the Bundesliga, with the former beaten 4-2 at 1. FC Köln and the latter held to a 1-1 draw at struggling SV Werder Bremen.

The two sides were aiming to replace FC Bayern München in the top three, but Mainz were in trouble as early as the third minute in Cologne as Lukas Podolski opened the scoring. Sami Allagui levelled just beyond the half-hour, only for Köln to pull ahead again through Milivoje Novakovič (43), who doubled his tally on 60 minutes, shortly after another Podolski effort (55). A late Petar Sliskovic strike proved insufficient to deny the hosts a win that lifted them to 13th.

Mainz are down to fifth, one spot below Hannover, who were at least able to collect a point in Bremen. They had hoped for more after Didier Konan Ya found the net on 26 minutes, but the hosts equalised via Per Mertesacker five minutes after the break.

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13/02/2011

BremenBremen1-1HannoverHannover

Mertesacker 50

Konan Ya 26

Venue: Bremen

13/02/2011

KölnKöln4-2MainzMainz

Podolski 3, 55, Novakovič 43, 60

Allagui 31, Slišković 89

Venue: Cologne

12/02/2011

KaiserslauternKaiserslautern1-1DortmundDortmund

Morávek 90

Bender 81

Venue: Kaiserslautern

12/02/2011

BayernBayern4-0HoffenheimHoffenheim

Gomez 2, Müller 15, Robben 63, 81

Venue: Munich

12/02/2011

StuttgartStuttgart1-4NürnbergNürnberg

Funk 45+2

Simons 11, Schieber 28, Chandler 51, Ekici 63

Venue: Stuttgart

12/02/2011

EintrachtEintracht0-3LeverkusenLeverkusen

Rolfes 9, Renato Augusto 32, Balitsch 84

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

12/02/2011

WolfsburgWolfsburg0-1HamburgHamburg

Petrić 33 (p)

Venue: Wolfsburg

12/02/2011

St PauliSt Pauli3-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Kruse 37, Asamoah 53, Lehmann 58

De Camargo 9

Venue: St. Pauli

12/02/2011

SchalkeSchalke1-0FreiburgFreiburg

Farfán 49

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

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