Mainz kept the pressure on Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table thanks to a convincing win over Nuernberg tonight. Andre Schuerrle scored in the first half and Nikolce Noveski doubled the Oh-Fives' lead after the break.
Substitute Sami Allagui put the icing on the cake in the waning minutes of the game with a lobbed finish as Mainz inflicted a second consecutive loss on the Bavarian outfit, who despite fighting valiantly, ultimately fell victim to Thomas Tuchel's men ruthless efficiency.
It was a scrappy affair in the early going with two yellow cards shown to each side in the space of six minutes. The tempo was very high right from the beginning, indicating that there was going to be much to see as both teams seemed motivated to put in a good performance.