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Mainz beat Fortuna 1-0 to go 8th in Bundesliga

Düsseldorf (Germany), Dec 1 (IANS) Mainz defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-0 to climb to eighth place in the Bundesliga with 18 points from 13 matches.

After a scoreless first half, French rising star Jean-Philippe Mateta collected the ball inside the area and executed a triple-feint to elude defender Robin Bormuth before unleashing an unstoppable strike to make it 1-0 for the visitors on Friday night.

It was Mateta’s fifth goal in November in all competitions, including two in international action with the France U-21 team, reports Efe news.

The outcome leaves Mainz within 2 points of the final European place, while Fortuna remain mired in 17th place and facing the prospect of relegation.

–IANS
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