13.11.2022 17:45 h

Kolo Muani snatches point for Frankfurt against Mainz

A second-half goal from French striker Randal Kolo Muani let Frankfurt snatch a point at local rivals Mainz on Sunday.

Mainz hit the lead after 40 minutes when German striker Jonathan Burkardt slammed in a loose ball after a save from Frankfurt's Qatar-bound 'keeper Kevin Trapp.

The opening goal kicked off a dominant period for the hosts, who forced Trapp to pull off several acrobatic saves.

Frankfurt - who have won seven of their past eight - hit back after 67 minutes, when a superb flicked assist from German forward Mario Goetze found its way to Kolo Muani, who slammed the ball home.

The French forward now has six goals in his past nine games, to go with his league-high nine assists this season.

Goetze, who this week returned to the Germany squad for the Qatar World Cup after a five-year absence, had a chance to give Frankfurt a win when put into space by Kolo Muani in front of goal after 81 minutes, but Mainz held firm, snapping a three-game losing streak.

In Sunday's late game, Freiburg host Union Berlin, with a win for either side ensuring outright second spot through Germany's winter break.