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Mainz use Klopp masterclass to topple Dortmund and seal survival | Andy Brassell

Sandro Schwarz’s team pulled off one of the shocks of the weekend – and they were inspired by highlights of Liverpool“Und das Reste ist Party,” as ZDF’s Das Aktuelle Sportstudio put it. The best nights out are often spontaneous ones and so it proved fo…

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Players called back to pitch for penalty during half-time amid Mainz VAR chaos

• Mainz v Freiburg referee called half-time after rejecting penalty• VAR official spotted handball and players recalled for spot-kickMainz’s Bundesliga match against Freiburg could be set for a place in the record books after the home side scored just …

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Peter Stöger puts stamp on Dortmund to leave board with decision to make | Andy Brassell

The Austrian could not be doing more to remain as manager, with his side now looking as if they have put in a shiftOn other weekends, it would have been a cause for glumness. Yet even in falling a place below bitter rivals Schalke, from second to third…

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Ademola Lookman slips and slides from Everton into Leipzig’s affections | Andy Brassell

Ralph Hasenhüttl has belief in the match-winning debutant who ‘only brought one pair of boots with him from England’It could have been all so different for Diego Forlán. So he thought, at least. Some years back he famously told an interviewer the tale …

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European round-up: Suárez, Messi score late to save Barcelona against Alavés

• Philippe Coutinho makes first start for Barcelona in 2-1 win• Dries Mertens scores twice in Napoli’s 3-1 defeat of BolognaLionel Messi scored a spectacular free-kick to give Barcelona a come-from-behind 2-1 win over struggling Alavés, keeping the Cat…

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Mainz goalkeeper takes his eye off the ball attempting to play a pass – video

This the moment Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner loses track of the ball and takes an air shot in the Bundesliga meeting with Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday. Zentner just about atones for his error and avoids conceding a goal. After the game Zentne…

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Carlo Ancelotti laments Bayern’s off-day as 2-2 Mainz draw gives RB Leipzig hope

• ‘We should have done better,’ says Bayern coach
• Second-placed RB Leipzig play Schalke on Sunday

Carlo Ancelotti, the Bayern Munich coach, admitted his side had an off-day in a 2-2 home draw against struggling Mainz which gave second-placed RB Leipzig a glimmer of hope.

Related: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals Real Madrid win over Bayern Munich

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Borussia Mönchengladbach score first win in nine games by downing Mainz

• Andreas Christensen scores only goal to ease pressure on André Schubert
• Schalke lose Naldo to red card in fourth minute, lose 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Mönchengladbach won for the first time in nine attempts with a 1-0 Bundesliga victory over Mainz while Schalke 04 had their central defender Naldo sent off after four minutes and lost to Bayer Leverkusen in the 89th minute.

Andreas Christensen scored the only goal of the Gladbach-Mainz game – his first of the season and the first by a defender for Borussia this season – to ease the pressure on the home coach, André Schubert.

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Robert Lewandowski double at Mainz puts Bayern back on top in Bundesliga

Robert Lewandowski struck twice and Arjen Robben scored with a rare diving header as the champions Bayern Munich came from a goal down to win 3-1 at Mainz and reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga.The Bavarians have 30 points from 13 games, ahead on goal …

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Aubameyang double gives Borussia Dortmund winning start against Mainz

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to give a new-look Borussia Dortmund a winning start to the Bundesliga as they beat Mainz 2-1 on Saturdayin one of five afternoon matches played in intense heat and including water breaks.

Dortmund’s top scorer in last season’s Bundesliga, who stayed with Dortmund while his team mates Henrikh Mkhitaryan, İlkay Gündoğan and Mats Hummels all departed, headed in a cross from André Schürrle, one of several newcomers at the Westfalenstadion, after 17 minutes. The Gabon forward Aubameyang converted a penalty late in the game to extend the lead after a foul on Schürrle, although Dortmund survived a nervy finale after Yoshinori Muto pulled a goal back for coach Mainz – the Dortmund coach, Thomas Tuchel’s, old club – in the 90th minute.

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Liverpool sign Loris Karius from Mainz to be Anfield’s new No1

• Goalkeeper is Jürgen Klopp’s third signing since taking over
• German will battle Simon Mignolet at Anfield

Liverpool have completed the signing Loris Karius from Jürgen Klopp’s former club Mainz in £4.7m deal.

Klopp wants the 22-year-old goalkeeper to increase the competition with Simon Mignolet for next season.

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Liverpool close to signing Loris Karius from Klopp’s former club Mainz

• Goalkeeper to provide competition for Simon Mignolet next season
• Deal for 22-year-old understood to be worth around £4.7m

Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Loris Karius from Jürgen Klopp’s former club Mainz in a deal worth around £4.7m.

Klopp, who vowed there would be changes to the Liverpool squad this summer in the aftermath of Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat to Sevilla, wants the 22-year-old goalkeeper to increase competition with Simon Mignolet for next season.

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Adrián Ramos keeps Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga chase

• Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Hamburg
• Mainz 2-3 Cologne

Borussia Dortmund kept up the pressure on Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 3-0 win against Hamburg which also allowed them to put their elimination from the Europa League by Liverpool on Thursday behind them.

Adrián Ramos was on target twice and Christian Pulisic scored his first Bundesliga goal in a win which takes Thomas Tuchel’s side back to within seven points of Bayern with four games of the season remaining.

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At Dortmund, Darmstadt and Munich, fans lead the way in divisive week | Raphael Honigstein

From Bayern fans railing against racism to the moving tributes following fan deaths at Dortmund and Darmstadt, supporters offered a refreshing counterpoint to tension and division elsewhere in Germany

Supporters’ behaviour dominating the headlines usually signifies a most unwelcome story. And it was no different this weekend, with bad news – two deaths and local elections that resembled a blocked Autobahn services toilet, bringing plenty of stinky, brown stuff to the fore – all around. But the considered way that fans, so often derided as unthinking lemmings, reacted to these personal and collective tragedies was truly remarkable.

What happened in Dortmund, Darmstadt and, to a lesser extent, Munich, put football in the shade. Down in Bavaria, the placards regularly held up in the Südkurve can be a bit hit and miss, like the former terrace legend Adolfo Valencia. On Saturday night, however, the Bayern ultras proved astute political commentators unafraid to “put the finger in the wound”, as they say in Germany. They didn’t chose the easy route of attacking the frighteningly successful right-wing parties or their voters but instead focused on the enablers at the top of the political tree, stoking the populist surge.

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German football united in mourning after Borussia Dortmund fan dies

• Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball pays tribute to supporter
• Two fans suffer heart attacks at the Westfalenstadion

The Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball said his club’s thoughts were with the family and friends of a fan who died during their 2-0 win over Mainz in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

One fan passed away and another was in a stable condition in hospital after they both suffered heart attacks at the Westfalenstadion.

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Bayern Munich handed shock home defeat by Mainz’s Jhon Córdoba

Mainz scored a shock 2-1 victory at Bayern Munich, handing the Bundesliga leaders their first defeat for almost three months.

Jhon Córdoba snatched the winner for the visitors in the 86th minute, after Arjen Robben had equalised just after the hour for the host. Jairo had given Mainz a 26th-minute lead.

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Mainz on course for another gravity-defying season as Bayern Munich await | Raphael Honigstein

The club have already provided two Borussia Dortmund coaches in Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel and it looks like Martin Schmidt could be another gem

It was Schmidt vs Schmidt on Sunday. Or at least it could have been, if Roger, the Leverkusen manager, hadn’t been forced to watch proceedings from behind a glass screen in a VIP box at the Coface-Arena, nursing the odd bottle of beer. The trip to Mainz 05 marked the start of the 48-year-old’s five-week ban (three suspended) for refusing to leave the touchline the previous week. Disappointingly for all Airplane fans, initial reports suggest he didn’t transmit instructions down to the bench with a two-way radio (that would have been in violation of the sanctions). In any case, it was all over for Roger by half-time, with Martin – the other Schmidt – confirmed as victor.

Related: Robert Lewandowski proves scourge of Wolfsburg again in Bayern Munich win

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Leicester secure signing of Shinji Okazaki from Mainz

• Japan international’s move confirmed, subject to work permit
• Shinji Okazaki has scored 43 goals in 93 games for Japan

Leicester City have announced the signing of the Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki from Mainz, subject to a work permit and international clearance. The 29-year-old moves to the King Power Stadium for an undisclosed fee.

He becomes Leicester’s third summer signing after Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs. Okazaki has signed a four-year deal.

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Angry Mainz to offload Gonzalo Jara for ‘prodding’ Edinson Cavani’s bottom

• German club outraged by controversial incident at Copa América
• ‘We do not tolerate it. He knows that if an offer comes he can go’

Mainz are ready to offload Gonzalo Jara after the Chile international made headlines at the Copa América by appearing to poke Edinson Cavani’s bottom before falling to the floor theatrically when the Uruguay striker retaliated.

Television images showed the 29-year-old defender, who has a contract until 2016, prodding Cavani during Chile’s 1-0 victory in Santiago on Wednesday. Cavani reacted by pushing Jara away with the back of his hand but the Chilean fell to the ground as if he had been punched. The Brazilian referee showed Cavani his second yellow card of the game and sent him off.

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Mainz offer midfielder new deal straight after career-threatening injury

• Elkin Soto was due to be out of contract at end of season
• Club offer veteran player new deal to cover recuperation
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