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Mainz 05 - Bochum

Germany: Bundesliga
Mainz 05 J. St. Juste (48)
OPEL ARENAFull time1-0
BochumX S. Polter (Pen. 32)
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Svensson shrugs off suspension: "Didn't think too much about it."

By Peter Vice

Bo Svensson seemed unconcerned about the late booking that will earn him a suspension next weekend. 

Bo Svensson.
Bo Svensson.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Oliver Lerch

Shouting from the sidelines as the clock ticked down during Mainz's 1-0 win over Bochum on Saturday, Bo Svennson earned a caution for dissent from match official Frank Willenborg on Saturday. Broadcast cameras caught the trainer with lips far too easy to read.


"For what?" the 42-year-old could be seen asking.

Speaking to the Sky microphones afterwards, Svensson called the booking "a misunderstanding". While admitted that it was "a shame" that this particular sanction will actually leave him suspended for next weekend's fixture away at Greuther Fürth, the Dane sad that the joy of a third straight home victory without conceding a goal "far outweighed" that situation.

"It's a bit strange," Svensson told his interviewer, "I didn't think too much about it. We're just happy."

Svensson will be allowed on the sideline on Tuesday evening, when the Pfälzer turn around and face VfL Bochum once again in the third round of the DFB Pokal.

In an interesting coincidence, Mainz had to face the same opponent during the same week during the second round of the domestic cup back in October. Svensson's Rheinhessen defeated DSC Arminia Bielefeld 3-2 in the Pokal on October 26th, then turned around and beat the Bielefelder 2-1 in the league four days later.



Mainz 05
(3-5-2)
27R. Zentner
4J. St. Juste
16S. Bell
19M. Niakhate (C)
30S. Widmer
8L. Barreiro
6A. Stach
7L. Jae-Sung ↪80
3A. Martín ↪90
9K. Onisiwo ↪90
29J. Burkardt ↪81
Bench
1F. Dahmen
18D. Brosinski
23A. Lucoqui ↩90
34D. Nemeth
5J. Boëtius ↩90
22K. Stöger ↩80
24M. Papela
26P. Nebel ↩81
Bochum
(4-3-3)
1M. Riemann
2C. Gamboa
37A. Bella-Kotchap
29M. Leitsch
16K. Stafylidis
38E. Löwen ↪80
8A. Losilla (C)
27M. Pantović ↪61
10T. Asano ↪61
40S. PolterX
22C. Antwi-Adjej ↪80
Bench
21M. Esser
7D. Blum ↩61
19J. Locadia ↩80
11H. Bockhorn ↩80
24K. Lambropoulos
4E. Mašović
6P. Osterhage
20E. Rexhbecaj ↩61
23R. Tesche

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