Frankfurt - Mainz 05

Germany: Bundesliga
Frankfurt A. Hrustic (86)
Deutsche Bank Park (Frankfurt am Main)Full time1-1
Mainz 05 K. Onisiwo (11)

Frankfurt drop vital points in Champions League race

By Rune Gjerulff

Eintracht Frankfurt suffered a blow in their bid for Champions League football as they had to settle for a draw against Mainz.

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter.
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Eintracht Frankfurt blew their chance to move back into the Bundesliga's top four as they drew 1-1 with Mainz at Deutsche Park Bank on Sunday.

Mainz opened the scoring through Karim Onisiwo after 11 minutes and held on to the lead until the 86th minute when second-half substitute Ajdin Hrustic found the equaliser for the home side.

With just two league games left to play this season, Frankfurt's Champions League destiny is now no longer in their own hands, with Adi Hütter's troops sitting fifth, one point behind Borussia Dortmund in fourth place.

For 12th-placed Mainz, the draw means they can no longer be directly relegated from the Bundesliga this season.

1K. Trapp
35L. Melo ↪64
20M. Hasebe (C)
13M. Hinteregger
25E. Durm ↪65
17S. Rode ↪29
15D. Kamada ↪71
8D. Sow ↪64
10F. Kostić
33A. Silva
9L. Jović
23M. Schubert
21R. Ache
32A. Younes ↩64
30J. Willems
3S. Ilsanker ↩64
7A. Hrustic ↩29
11S. Zuber ↩71
22T. Chandler ↩65
27A. Barkok
Mainz 05
27R. Zentner
4J. St. Juste
42A. Hack
19M. Niakhate (C)
22D. da Costa
35L. Barreiro ↪89
31D. Kohr
23P. Mwene
29J. Burkardt ↪77
7R. Quaison ↪56
21K. Onisiwo ↪77
37F. Dahmen
9R. Glatzel ↩77
28Á. Szalai
18D. Brosinski
5J. Boëtius ↩56
6D. Latza ↩89
8L. Öztunali ↩77
17K. Stöger
20E. Fernandes

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