Bundesliga Cup Mainz vs Bochum
As the Bundesliga match between Mainz and Bochum in Mewa Arena resulted in victory of mainz, keeping a score of 5-2 in the match. Karim Onisiwo, Mainz forward player, gave the upper hand for his club in the points table.
The hosts are coming off a 2-1 defeat at home against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. A quickfire start to the game saw both sides find the back of the net in the opening four minutes. The contest seemed destined to end 1-1, but Gio Reyna had other ideas, scoring the winner with practically the last kick of the game.
Bochum, meanwhile, fell to a 2-0 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen. Edmond Tapsoba opened the scoring from the spot in the eighth minute before Adam Hlozek made sure of the result in the 53rd.
Mainz have 10 wins from their last 19 games against Bochum, who have been victorious on seven occasions, while two games ended in a draw.
Their most recent meeting in August 2022 saw Mainz claim a 2-1 away win on the opening day of the ongoing season.
Mainz are on a six-game winless run in the Bundesliga. On the other hand, Bayern Munich remain the team to beat in the German top flight with Julian Nagelsmann’s juggernaut side 31-time winners of the competition.
Boasting some of the best players in the world such as Sadio Mane, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer they are always favourites to retain their league crown.
Rivals Borussia Dortmund traditionally push them the closest and have won the title five times.
Mainz had scored early and with their first effort during the week against Borussia Dortmund, but they were even quicker out of the blocks here. Onisiwo outmuscled and outpaced Keven Schlotterbeck down the right and crossed.
The ball came out to Anthony Caci, whose flashed effort back across goal was flicked in by Jae-sung Lee with fewer than 60 seconds on the clock.
The 05ers had failed to hold on against Dortmund on Wednesday, but this time doubled their lead on 18 minutes when Onisiwo again raced away, this time up the left. The chance looked to have gone as he stumbled in the box, but captain Silvan Widmer was there to turn home the loose ball.
The excellent Onisiwo then got a goal himself as he latched onto a stray defensive pass and deftly dinked the ball over Manuel Riemann from a narrow angle. Despite seeing more of the ball, the closest Bochum came was an effort over the bar from ex-Mainz midfielder Pierre Kunde.
Thomas Letsch made a rare quadruple substitution at half-time as Bochum sought to emulate RB Leipzig’s Matchday 11 exploit of coming from 3-0 down to get a point against Augsburg. However, Mainz went on to grab a fourth as Onisiwo continued his super Saturday with a second.
Again, a turnover from the 05ers, this time Leandro Barreiro with the through-ball for the Austrian to run on to and finish past Riemann. The visitors did get one back through Kunde, at his former home, when he finished off Bochum’s quickest and most direct attack of the game.
And just two minutes later they had another, as Kunde’s whipped corner to the near post was eventually bundled in by substitute Erhan Masovic. Onisiwo put an end to any sniff of a comeback when he hammered in his third with a few minutes to go, as Mainz broke a six-match winless run – their longest under Bo Svensson
Mainz vs Bochum in the Bundesliga league
Onisiwo has scored a brace and hat-trick against Bochum this season, accounting for five of his team-leading seven strikes. He also ended a six-game drought.
Lee’s goal was the third scored inside the first minute of a Bundesliga game this season. He got one in the second minute against Dortmund during the week.
The South Korean has four goals in 18 appearances this season, having got the same amount in his first 27 career Bundesliga games.
Mainz’s fourth goal was the 100th scored under Svensson in the Bundesliga.
Kunde netted his first goal for Bochum. His first four in the Bundesliga came for Mainz, most recently in June 2020 against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bochum overtook Schalke as the division’s leakiest defence with 44 goals conceded.