Mainz beat Freiburg 2-0 in Bundesliga bottom clash

StoriesWatch After VAR debacle Freiburg goalkeeper gifts Mainz second goal with horrible blunder

Just went it looked like the match had reached the break without a goal for either side, referee Guido Winkmann brought all the players back out onto the pitch after deciding to award Mainz a retrospective penalty.

Referee Guido Winkmann called both sides back from the dressing room after consulting the video assistant referee (VAR) system and penalised Freiburg for handball.

Mainz's controversial victory over fellow strugglers Freiburg was the latest game to feature protests from fans over the scheduling of Monday night games in the Bundesliga.

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Afterwards, Freiburg sporting director Jochen Saier said: 'It leaves a bitter taste'.

The start of the second half was also delayed by more than 10 minutes as fans twice threw toilet paper into one of the goalmouths.

"We were under the impression that when the referee blows for half-time that's it".

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Indeed, the goal proved to be a major turning point and Mainz put the seal on a crucial victory in the 79th minute when De Blasis capitalised on a awful goalkeeping error to slot home.

By this point players from both sides had walked down the tunnel for the interval before Winkmann changed his decision and recalled the teams so Mainz could take their spot kick.

When the game was eventually restarted Mainz doubled their lead in the 78th minute after a shocking error from the visiting keeper, who gifted the hoists the second and final goal of the game. The win took Mainz out of the bottom three with their opponents dropping down to the relegation play-off place.

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The comeback was completed by Conte's men with a clinical finish by Giroud off a short free-kick in the final 10 minutes. Southampton stayed in the relegation zone with five games left.

Premier League clubs have voted against introducing VAR technology for next season, preferring to continue with tests.

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