The KOpenickern succeeded. Union showed a convincing performance for a long time, but let Mainz come back into the game and saved a close 3: 2 (2: 0) over time.
Nevertheless, Union was better in the episode: Christopher Lenz had only four minutes after Gentners chance the next opportunity to lead, but also twisted. After a mixed initial phase, the game became more attractive, and the hosts also came into play. In the 21st minute Rafal Gikiewicz rescued Adam Szalai in the Union goal and prevented the Mainz lead. The keeper could not have intervened against Baku seven minutes later. Luckily for Union, the ball flew close to the goal.
But the team of Urs Fischer was not impressed by well-playing Mainz and countered successfully. A Trimmel cross from the right deflected the Mainz Daniel Brosinski under distress of Marcus Ingvartsen in the middle to 1: 0 in the own goal. In a good Mainz phase, the KOpenick reacted strongly and provided the lead, which Sebastian Andersson even increased shortly before half time (45 + 2). The striker headed a perfect corner by captain Christopher Trimmel placed in the goal.
Mainz on the other side came only rarely before the KOpenicker goal. One of the better chances was substitute Jean-Paul Onisiwo in the 64th minute, again Gikiewicz held strong. In the final quarter hour, Union made it unnecessarily tight: The team became more passive by the minute, had little ball possession and let Mainz come back into the game. First Onisiwo scored in the 82nd minute, the 1: 3, in injury time succeeded Brosinski (90 + 4) even the first goal.
In the end, the KOpenicker rescued the first Bundesliga away win over time – after a really convincing performance. After the victories in the DFB Cup at SC Freiburg and in the capital derby against Hertha BSC coach Urs Fischer celebrates with his team thus already the third success in series. Union Berlin goes with 13 points in the international break. In two weeks (23.11., 15:30 clock), the team then have to compete in the Alten FOrsterei against the form-strong Borussia from MOnchengladbach.