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Mainz’s Mwene ends Bundesliga wait with Hertha Berlin stunner

The Kenyan defender has netted his first objective within the German elite division because the 05ers settled for a degree in opposition to the Previous Girl

Philipp Mwene scored his first Bundesliga objective as Mainz performed a 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin in Monday’s league outing.

Making his 18th look of the 2020-21 marketing campaign, the Austrian-born Kenyan defender ended his lifelong await a maiden strike in Germany’s elite division.

Encourage by his help within the 05ers’ 2-1 defeat of Bayern Munich their final day out, the 27-year-old discovered the online to forestall his workforce from ending their spectacular streak.

Relegation-threatened Previous Girl travelled to the Opel Enviornment with the ambition of securing a win – which might ease their demotion worries.

5 minutes into the sport, the hosts had the primary likelihood at objective after a well-taken nook kick from Mwene was blasted over the crossbar by Stefan Bell from ten yards.

Within the ninth minute, they received one other likelihood, nevertheless, goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow was well-positioned to avoid wasting Dominik Kohr’s volley.

Hertha’s first likelihood of the sport got here within the thirteenth minute however captain Nikla Stark’s header off a nook kick sailed over the crossbar.

9 minutes earlier than the half-time break, the guests took the lead courtesy of Lucas Tousart who headed previous goalkeeper Robin Zentner a well-taken free-kick from Marton Dardai.

That lead lasted for simply 4 minutes as Mwene’s magnificence levelled issues for Bo Svensson’s males.

He caught a rebound in entrance of the visiting facet’s objective space earlier than rifling dwelling an outstanding strike that was unreachable for Schwolow.

A minute later, they nearly took the lead, nevertheless, Leandro Barreiro didn’t get the cross from Moussa Niakhate proper.

The second 45 minutes was much less eventful but it surely remained thrilling. Regardless of Mainz making 4 substitutions, they have been unable to get all three factors as they wasted a number of scoring alternatives.

The draw didn’t favour the Previous Girl who’re on the verge of getting demoted to the German second tier.

Mwene was on parade from begin to end alongside French centre-back of Senegalese origin Moussa Niakhate. Whereas, Cameroonian star Pierre Kunde was not listed for the encounter.

Unbeaten of their final eight video games within the competitors, Mainz stay twelfth within the Bundesliga after that consequence and can go to Eintracht Frankfurt on Could 9.

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