Union Berlin’s Jordan thundered in an 84th-minute purpose to safe a 2-1 dwelling victory over Mainz 05 on Saturday and ship it high of the Bundesliga with its fourth straight league win.
Union moved to 39 factors from 19 video games, two forward of Bayern Munich, which might reclaim the highest spot with a win at VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday. Third-placed Borussia Dortmund can be on 37 factors after thrashing Freiburg 5-1.
Union, unbeaten at dwelling this season, has now recorded two extra league victories than Bayern however for Urs Fischer’s gamers, any title discuss was irrelevant, with the staff extra targeted on desirous to safe 40 factors to ensure they keep up.
“We are enjoying the momentary snapshot, but it is still a long, long way,” mentioned Union captain Christopher Trimmel. “We want to keep staying up there in the top spots there, but we know we have to keep improving if we want to do that.”
“There are a lot of good teams out there who have championship aspirations,” he added.
“Once we reach that goal (40 points) we will sit down and define new goals. We still have a lot of tough matches ahead of us.”
The hosts obtained off to a powerful begin, with Jerome Roussillon and Rani Khedira coming shut earlier than Kevin Behrens slotted in after 32 minutes for a deserved lead.
Mainz had few probabilities within the sport, but it surely did get a 78th-minute penalty for handball due to a VAR evaluation, and substitute Marcus Ingvartsen netted the equaliser.
It then took Union six minutes to carve out the winner, with Jordan rifling in from shut vary after Mainz didn’t clear a cross, to maintain their sensational marketing campaign going. ]