Mainz (AP) - Julian Nagelsmann relies on the Swedish veteran Emil Forsberg in his starting eleven at RB Leipzig.

The 29-year-old Swede, who won the match against Union Berlin 1-0 on Wednesday as a joker, will replace the French Christopher Nkunku in the Bundesliga guest appearance at FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday (3.30 p.m. / Sky).

Willi Orban, Amadou Haidara and Tyler Adams also move into the first Saxon eleven, which rotate at the end of an English week.

Central defender Dayot Upamecano, in whom champions FC Bayern expressed his interest this week, plays from the start.

The Mainz team, who recently had to cope with the departure of top scorer Jean-Philippe Mateta to England, includes professionals Dominik Kohr and Danny da Costa on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Since Costa's loan until the end of the season was only contractually fixed on Friday.

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