Despite the continued corona disease, Mats Hummels has not yet returned to the BVB squad for the catch-up game at FSV Mainz 05. According to coach Marco Rose, the central defender is not yet one hundred percent fit.
“Mats said yesterday after training that it is not enough for his corona disease,” Rose explained in front of the match Dazn . “It’s about his health and he told me about the training that he has an oppressive feeling in the chest. But again: That’s Corona.”
Therefore, you want to get “zero risk”, added Rose: “All examinations before were good. ECG, lung physician – everything is fine. Nevertheless, it is also about personal and that he said that is not enough for the Bundesliga.”
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Hummels was positively tested for the coronavirus at the beginning of March and therefore missed the game against Arminia Bielefeld (1: 0). The positively tested Raphael Guerreiro also had to fit against Mainz.
Until Friday morning, Borussia Dortmund was still regularly prepared for the Bundesliga away game at FSV Mainz 05, which should take place this Sunday. However, the press conference originally challenged for 1 pm the club initially laid at 2 pm shortly before starting at 14 o’clock before he was quite canceled – in anticipation of the game trial due to the massive corona outbreak at the Mainz. At 14.31 clock was finally clarity: At this time, the DFL sent the official communication that the game is laid on the 16th of March. The impetus is then at 18.30.
Kehl: The laying is “a pity” but still “comprehensible and correct”
“It’s a pity that the game can not take place as planned. We were very looking forward to the game in our friends in Mainz and a full house,” said BVB license player Sebastian Kehl shortly after the decision of the DFL. Ultimately, however, a “fair competition” must be guaranteed, “on the basis of the rules we have given ourselves as a league”. But this was no longer guaranteed. “That’s why,” Kehl said, “is a laying of the game comprehensible and correct. Of course, health is always going. We wish all the affected main earnings as much as possible course and a speedy recovery possible.”
However, the laying of the game could not only play the current personally bad-born main earners in the cards, but also the BVB. Only on March 13th is the next game for the team of coach Marco Rose. Then the Borussia meets at home on Arminia Bielefeld. Until then, one or the other currently injured professionals could at least partially be available again. About Giovanni Reyna, who after surviving muscle complaints on Friday according to the “Ruhr news” for the first time was again with the team on the square.
Or also striker Erling Haaland. The Norwegian was also spaced on Friday morning together with the team on the training place. An application on Sunday, however, would definitely have come too early for him. Until the next game against Bielefeld, he now has nine days to bring himself into a playable constitution, until the Mainz game even twelve.
Termination Collision with the Youth League quarterfinal
Whorthly happy, however, the BVB is still not with the relocation, more precisely: with the appointment of the reintrission: because the game in Mainz takes place on the same day as the Youth League game of Dortmund U19 against Atletico Madrid (kick-off: 6 pm). “We had deposited with the DFL that this date is a very unfortunate for us because of the home game of our U19. But we were notified that no other date comes into consideration,” Kehl said.
Bo Svensson remained faithful after returning to the trace of success with FSV Mainz 05. No triumphal, no euphoria – his team had garnished the 2-0 (0: 0) against the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim even with two top brands.
For the Danes, however, this was no reason to freak. “Fact is: If we want to go further victories, we have to play better than today. That’s out of question,” commented Svensson usually critically the appearance of his team on Saturday before 6800 fans.
For the fourth time in series, the mainzer stayed at home without conceding – this is club record in the Bundesliga. Since all these games were also won, the top mark against Bayer Leverkusen wobbles on 18 February, the last stamp from 2009, when Thomas Tuchel reaches the only time five home wins so far.
FSV Mainz 05 with imposing seasonal balance
Already there is an imposing seasonal balance in the domestic arena to book. There, the Mainzer 24 gathered their total of 30 points – more table leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in their own stadium in this season. In the Bundesliga history, the Mainzer stood better in this statistic, in 2009/10 under Tuchel it was after eleven home games 25 meters.
For a long time against Hoffenheim, it did not look like a sense of achievement, the Svensson classified as “very important” as “very important”. Joker Jae-Sung Lee in the 79th minute and Captain Moussa Niakhaté (83nd) by trading met.
It was the 33rd Mainz’s full hit from the point in series – this managed since the Bundesliga 59 years ago no other team. “In the test match a week ago we got a 1. But if we only shoot in test matches and put in the penalty in the Bundesliga, then that’s right to me,” Svensson said grinning.
International places in view
With 30 points, the 05s first deposed of the lowlands of the table and can now even turn up again. Up to a Europa League starting place, there are only two counters. “Now we are back where we wow up,” mainzer Director Martin Schmidt said satisfied.
Not nice, but efficient – that’s the 90 minutes from Mainzer visibility probably best summarize. “We brought the necessary fight in the square,” was Torwart Robin Zentner. A strength that the team now wants to finally show away. The next opportunity to do this next Saturday at the SC Freiburg. “We want to break points and break the away curse,” said striker Karim Onisiwo. The last victory in foreign characters is already more than three months back – on October 30, 2021 was a 2-1 at Arminia Bielefeld.