Sinsheim (AP) - Achim Beierlorzer has made a furious start as the new coach of FSV Mainz 05. 15 days after his leave of absence at 1 FC Cologne there was a 5: 1 (1: 0) for the 52-year-old and the relegation-threatened Rheinhessen in his reunion with the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
Levin Öztunali (33 minutes), Pavel Kaderabek with an own header (52.), doublesman Pierre Kunde Malong (62./90.+3) and Jean-Paul Boetius (90.) met in front of 23,129 spectators in Sinsheim for the guests.
The only goal of the substitute vice-champion Andrej Kramaric to 1: 3 (83) was not enough for the harmless Hoffenheim, the head coach Alfred Schreuder the club record of six wins in a row and at the same time the leap to a Champions League place in football -Bundesliga missed. Mainz improved to 13th place in the table.
With the Cologne had Beierlorzer still a 1: 2 against Hoffenheim cashed - the end of his term at FC. Only nine days lay between his leave of absence in Cologne and taking office in Mainz. "It was like speed dating," said the Franke. His new team played visibly freer and more committed than last under Sandro Black. The Mainz had to act the entire second half even to ten, because Riedle Baku because of a bad kick against national team player Sebastian Rudy Red - after video evidence.
Beierlorzer changed the starting line-up to two positions compared to the 2: 3 of the 05er under black against Union Berlin. For Adam Szalai and Daniel Brosinski play Pierre customer Malong and Karim Onisiwo. As captain, he made Moussa Niakhaté, as the budget captain Danny Latza and his deputy Brosinski sat on the bench.
The guests came under pressure at first, although they were clearly trying hard to play forward. Jürgen Locadia, who stormed for TSG together with Ihlas Bebou, failed in the 3rd minute to goalkeeper Robin Zentner. After a quarter of an hour, Rudy had a clear shot - customer Malong rescued but on the goal line.
Somewhat surprisingly fell the 1: 0 for the Mainz: The most often scolded Uwe Seeler grandson Öztunali tricked Robert Skov and duped goalkeeper Oliver Baumann in his 200th Bundesliga game for TSG with a shot in the far corner. From then on, the Hoffenheim first time bought the cutting. Forwards, there was a lack of ideas and the necessary determination. So headed Locadia shortly before the half from promising position past the gate.
Hard, but ugly, it was Baku who kicked Rudy on the ankle. Referee Bastian Dankert looked at the scene on the TV screen on the sidelines again and drew red.
Schreuder was fed up with his innocent attackers and brought Kramaric to the restart. The Croatians were again plagued by knee problems, and the TSG fans greeted the hopefuls with applause. But the next setback for Hoffenheim was hardly to wait: After a cross from Jeremiah St. Juste Kaderabek clumsy and beheaded the ball into his own net. Schreuder-Elef did not look much better at 0: 3 when she let herself out.