Union Berlin’s Jordan Pefok thundered in an 84th minute purpose to safe a 2-1 dwelling victory over Mainz on Saturday and ship them prime of the Bundesliga with their fourth straight league win.
Union moved to 39 factors from 19 video games, two forward of Bayern Munich who can reclaim prime spot with a win at VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday. Third-placed Borussia Dortmund are additionally on 37 factors after thrashing Freiburg 5-1.
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Union, unbeaten at dwelling this season, have now recorded two extra league victories than Bayern however for Urs Fischer’s gamers any title speak was irrelevant, with the workforce extra targeted on eager to safe 40 factors to verify they keep up.
“We are enjoying the momentary snapshot but it is still a long, long way,” stated 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 bought off to a robust 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 possibilities within the sport however they did get a 78th minute penalty for handball due to a VAR overview 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 did not clear a cross, to maintain their sensational marketing campaign going.