MX23RW : Wednesday, August 22 04:09:17
Nov 7, 2015 at 2.30pm UK at ​Coface Arena
Mainz 05
2-0
Wolfsburg
de Blasis (31'), Malli (75')
Samperio (34'), Latza (57')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Gustavo (35'), Caligiuri (76'), Dante (80')
Draxler (13')

Result: 10-man Wolfsburg beaten by Mainz

Julian Draxler is sent off early on as Wolfsburg fall 2-0 to Mainz in Bundesliga.

Wolfsburg have lost 2-0 to Mainz after playing for 77 minutes with 10 men after Julian Draxler's early red card in the Bundesliga clash at Coface Arena.

The form suggested an away win with Mainz winless in four and Wolfsburg having won their last three in the league, but the hosts were handed the initiative after just 13 minutes when Draxler was shown a straight red card for a high foot on Gonzalo Jara.

That dismissal was the only incident of note in a quiet opening half an hour characterised by battles in the midfield and an absence of scoring chances, but with 13 minutes left of the half Mainz capitalised on their numerical advantage.

Mainz' Argentinean striker Pablo De Blasis and Wolfsburg's midfielder Julian Draxler (L) vie for the ball during the German first division football Bundesliga match between Mainz and Wolfsburg on November 7, 2015, 2015 in Mainz, southern Germany.© Getty Images

After Daniel Caligiuri's shot was blocked for Wolfsburg, the home side countered with pace and Diego Benaglio could only parry Jairo Samperio's effort into the path of Pablo de Blasis for the midfielder to score.

The second half continued in disjointed fashion as the 10 men of Wolfsburg struggled to find a way back into the match, and they nearly fell two behind when Yunus Malli fired wide from the centre of the box.

It was 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining, however, as Malli swivelled to fire home his seventh goal of the season and double Mainz's advantage and secure a first win since October 4.

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