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05.18.2019

#M05TSG: Dreaming of the Europa League

The excitement is rising as TSG Hoffenheim prepare to mount one last charge to reach the Europa League. If they are to do so, coach Julian Nagelsmann's charges will need to win away at 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Saturday at 15:30 CET/Live Ticker at achtzehn99.de) and hope that other Matchday 34 results go their way. For fans and friends of TSG, achtzehn99.de has compiled all the important facts and statistics on #M05TSG.

Did you know that…

…Julian Nagelsmann is unbeaten against Mainz?

The 31-year-old has faced Mainz six times during his spell as the TSG Hoffenheim head coach. He has yet to lose, winning four games and drawing the other two.

…it could be a special occasion for Adam Szalai?

Should the Hungarian feature on Saturday, it would be his 100th Bundesliga appearance in a Hoffenheim shirt. Mainz 05 are among the forward's favourite foes: the 31-year-old has scored more goals against the 05ers (five) than any other club in the Bundesliga. He actually used to play for Mainz, racking up 85 competitive appearances for the club between 2010 and 2013.

…their previous meetings have been high-scoring affairs?

The 19 previous meetings between the two teams have produced 68 goals. Just under half (30) have come in the last six games  a run during which TSG have not lost to Mainz.

…Mainz helped Hoffenheim out in the previous round of fixtures?

Hoffenheim are still in with a chance of reaching the Europa League thanks to Mainz's 2-0 victory away to Eintracht Frankfurt last time out. Nagelsmann's charges could finish sixth in the table if they win, Frankfurt are beaten in Munich and VfL Wolfsburg drop points against FC Augsburg. Equally, a seventh-place finish would take TSG into Europa League qualifying. You will find all the possible scenarios here.

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