FSV Mainz 05 and 1. FC Union Berlin have missed a break in the relegation battle of the Bundesliga. In the catch-up game, both clubs split 1-1 (1-1) on Wednesday evening and are still stuck in the bottom of the table.
Especially for Rheinhessen in second-to-last place, things are becoming increasingly uncomfortable in the relegation zone after the tenth game without a win. They took the lead in front of 26,200 spectators thanks to Jonathan Burkardt's 1-0 win (45th/+8th minutes). Robin Gosens scored the equalizer (45th/+13th).
The fact that there was such a long injury time in the first half was due to renewed fan protests. Tennis balls were thrown onto the lawn from the block of guest supporters to protest against the investor entry sought by the German Football League. The game had to be stopped for more than ten minutes when the score was 0-0.
When it was possible to play again, it was Union attacker Volland who hit the aluminum for the second time that evening – this time the post. In the long extra time caused by the protests, Mainz's Burkardt made it 1-0 with a header. But the joy didn't last long. As if out of nowhere, Gosens equalized with a volley after a nice cross.