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Mainz survive late scare to beat Bremen

Published: Sunday 24 November 2013, 19.40CET
FSV Mainz 05 survived a late fightback to edge a five-goal contest with SV Werder Bremen, after Hamburger SV had recovered from successive defeats to ease see past Hannover 96 3-1.
Mainz survive late scare to beat Bremen
Shinji Okazaki hit his second double in four games for Mainz ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 24 November 2013, 19.40CET

Mainz survive late scare to beat Bremen

FSV Mainz 05 survived a late fightback to edge a five-goal contest with SV Werder Bremen, after Hamburger SV had recovered from successive defeats to ease see past Hannover 96 3-1.

FSV Mainz 05 survived a late scare as they ran out 3-2 winners at SV Werder Bremen, after Hamburger SV had recovered from successive defeats to win 3-1 against Hannover 96.

Nicolai Müller opened the scoring for Mainz with an early clipped goal, and Japanese international Shinji Okazaki struck in each half – his second double in four matches – to give the visitors a commanding three-goal lead.

However, Franco Di Santo set up Eljero Elia to reduce the deficit with five minutes to play and Di Santo then went one better, scoring a back-post header in the final minute. An equaliser eluded Bremen, though, and Mainz held on to record back-to-back wins.

Earlier in the day, Hamburg bounced back from a pair of disappointing recent results to see off Hannover. Szabolcs Huszti's clinical finish gave Hannover a 28th-minute lead, but Milan Badelj responded with a stylish volley three minutes later.

Maximilian Beister's header then gave the hosts the impetus immediately after the restart, before Hakan Çalhanoğlu rounded off the scoring late on. Hannover's Salif Sané was dismissed for a second yellow card in the final minute, compounding a sixth away defeat in as many games this term.

Last updated: 25/11/13 17.56CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 24/11/2013 19:27 CET

24/11/2013

BremenBremen2-3MainzMainz

Elia 85, Di Santo 90

N. Müller 7, Okazaki 17, 70

Venue: Bremen

24/11/2013

HamburgHamburg3-1HannoverHannover

Badelj 31, Beister 46, Hakan Çalhanoğlu 84

Huszti 28

Venue: Hamburg

23/11/2013

DortmundDortmund0-3BayernBayern

Götze 66, Robben 85, T. Müller 87

Venue: Dortmund

23/11/2013

BraunschweigBraunschweig0-1FreiburgFreiburg

Fernandes 52

Venue: Braunschweig

23/11/2013

Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt3-3SchalkeSchalke

Joselu 61, 68

Flum 14 (og), 56, Matip 18, Höwedes 86

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

23/11/2013

AugsburgAugsburg2-0HoffenheimHoffenheim

Halil Altıntop 17, 23

Venue: Augsburg

23/11/2013

HerthaHertha0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen

Kiessling 28

Venue: Berlin

23/11/2013

NürnbergNürnberg1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg

Ginczek 72

Arnold 39

Venue: Nürnberg

22/11/2013

StuttgartStuttgart0-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Raffael 37, Wendt 73

Venue: Stuttgart

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