Florian Niederlechner scored inside the primary moment to drive Augsburg a bit nearer to safety while Mainz dropped into more danger.
After only 43 seconds, Augsburg wasted no time getting the opportunity to work and took the lead when Mainz simply cleared a toss in as far as Carlos Gruezo, who headed over the guard into the crate and a leaping Florian Niederlechner bobbed it over Florian Müller in goal to end a 10-match dry spell and set another personal high of 12 goals this season.
Halfway through the main half was hindered when Taiwo Awoniyi’s Liverpool loanee clashed heads with Felix Uduokhai as they went up for a goal.
The Nigerian had to be extended off after several minutes of treatment and was fortunately cognizant when taken to hospital. Ruben Vargas had recently terminated high on a counter-attack before Mainz discovered its feet.
Jean-Philippe Mateta came close twice, first observing an attempt that Philipp Max had cleared off the line after adjusting Andreas Luthe and then observing a near-range header tipped over from a corner by the goalkeeper’s fast reactions.
In any case, it was almost deja-vu at the start of the subsequent half, as Augsburg came inside creeps of a second when Vargas had an avoided attempt to net rooftop under three minutes after the restart.
After the cutback from Noah Sarenren Bazee, the Switzerland international at that point came nearest again, however, it was just able to twist its exertion away from the post.
The hosts dominated in each statistical area with the exception of on the scoreboard and realized they had been fixed by an early lapse of concentration. The outcome leaves the 05ers with three remaining games, just three focuses clear of safety. Then again, Augsburg realizes that they’re all yet guaranteed Bundesliga football in 2020/21 with a seven-point pad over the relegation spot of the play-off.