Inspired a lot of confidence and pulled off some decent saves. Heinz Mueller will find it difficult to get back into the starting eleven if Wetklo continues to deliver good performances.
It was not a great day for Mainz's wide defenders as Zabavik offered fairly little in attack and looked susceptible at the back. Had virtually nothing to do after the break.
Looked a bit shaky in defence in the first half, but improved after the break to finish the game on a high note. Offered fairly little in attack.
A captain's performance tonight. Scored a goal and looked very stable at the back, despite making a horrible mistake in the 51st minute when he could have been sent off.
Outstanding performance from the Bochum loanee. Played a key role in both of Mainz's goals with his superb set-piece delivery and looked dangerous on the ball.
Had some trouble with Guendogan and Schieber, but managed to neutralise their threat in the first half. Looked even better after the break.
Somewhat less impressive than his partner in central midfield, but still had a good game. Showed some crunching tackles.
Tried very hard and was involved in much moves, but struggled with his final ball and was overshadowed by Christian Fuchs on the other flank.
Continues to impress for Mainz. Has certainly put his Getafe nightmare behind him and was impeccable in midfield today. Showed tremendous work-rate, good tackling and much commitment.
Man of the match hands down. Showed great instinct for the first goal and his backheel flick for the second goal was just impeccable. Almost won a penalty for his team shortly after Noveski's strike, but the referee did not blow his whistle. Showed great passing and technique, too.
Not one of his best performances, but still drew defenders and opened up space for Schuerrle to exploit. Admittedly, he did not receive much service.
Could not do anything any of Mainz's goal and was admittedly let down by a poor defence.
Had some troubles with Risse and did not inspire much confidence. Should have covered the left post for the opener and offered very little in attack.
Had some troubles with Fuchs and was caught out of position a few times. He is much more comfortable in midfield.
Was reckless in his tackling and too slow at times. His positioning let him down on some occasions, too.
Almost conceded a penalty in the second half and did not marshal the defence well. Should have organised his team better for both goals and struggled to contain Schuerrle all night.
Picked up his game after an indifferent first half, but still could not turn the tide of the game for his team. Hit the bar with a looping header in the second half.
Fought hard, but was outplayed by Polanski and Caligiuri in the middle of the pitch. Chased shadows for most of the game.
Lived up to his reputation tonight as he showed impeccable technique and a good first touch. Let it fly quite a few times and was unlucky no to score, but his commitment was not matched by his team-mates.
Tried hard tonight, but his finishing let him down at times. Showed some good passing and tackling, though.
Aside from a few good runs, the forward did very little tonight. Admittedly, he was deprived of service, too.
Nearly scored in the first half and looked lively before the break. In the second half his performance dropped rapidly and was substituted.
- 30 A. Stephan
- 40 M. Plattenhardt
- 38 P. Wollscheid
- 18 A. Cohen
Came on for Eigler and showed some good touches and passes. To no avail, though.
Came on for Frantz, but did not impress in his twenty-three minute cameo.
Made way for Juri Judt and looked very slow to the ball on a couple of occasions. Could not inspire his team to a comeback.