Nov 30, 2013 at 2.30pm UK at ​Coface Arena
Mainz 05
1-3
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Choupo-Moting (74' pen.)
Bell (59')
Soto (78')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Aubameyang (70'), Lewandowski (78' pen., 90')

Thomas Tuchel: 'We must ease off our tackling against Borussia Dortmund'

Thomas Tuchel hopes that his side do not concede too many fouls against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Mainz 05 coach Thomas Tuchel has admitted that his side have given away too many fouls this season and hopes for fewer at home to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Tuchel is aware that against a team such as Dortmund, who have a number of set piece specialists, his side cannot concede too many fouls around the penalty area.

"We've had a tendency of committing too many fouls in our last few games," he told Bundesliga.com. "That's an issue. We don't know exactly how we'll eradicate it because plenty of the fouls come from just being over-zealous. We train very actively in tackling so it's a fine line.

"Of course it's a blow to Dortmund to have Manuel Friedrich playing with such little match practice instead of somebody like Mats Hummels or Neven Subotic, but he can play long balls to Robert Lewandowski, who can hold the ball up well. So it actually doesn't help us in the slightest that he hasn't played for the past four months."

Mainz have won three of their last four games in the Bundesliga.

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