Pierre Kunde Malong’s Mainz 05 recorded their first league win of the 2020/21 season in a 3-1 away win to Freiburg in a match day 8 clash.
After recording their first point of the season against Shalke 04 in match day 7, it was clear that the soccer troops of Jan-Moritz Lichte will go into this game with some confidence.
It didn’t take long for Mainz 05 to open score as Jean-Philippe Mateta scored at the 2nd minute to put Mainz 05 in font.
32 minutes later, Jean-Philippe Mateta again scored his second of the day as Freiburg had a two goal deficit at 34 th minute. At the 40th minute, Mateta competed his hat trick to put Mainz 05 3 goals up.
However, Freiburg fought back as Nils Peterson got their only goal of the game through Nils Peterson at the 63rd minute. It all ended 3-1 to Mainz 05.
Pierre Kunde Malong was introduced at the 69 th minute as he replaced E. Fernandez. Kunde have now featured in 6 league games for Mainz 05 this season.
The win for Mainz puts them at the 15 th spot with 4 points in 8 matches.