FSV Mainz 05 creates a sensation in the Youth League

The U19s of the Bundesliga football club Mainz 05 have knocked the next big name out of the tournament in the UEFA Youth League and are sensationally in the quarter-finals.

After the two-time title holders FC Barcelona in the second round, the German A-youth champions also defeated the top English team Manchester City 2-1 (1-1) in front of 7,000 fans in the atmospheric and sold-out Bruchwegstadion in the round of 16.

Tim Müller (16th) and Philipp Schulz from the penalty spot (52nd) scored for the 05ers, Justin Oboavwoduo equalized for the guests (45th + 1).

The debutant will now go to the quarter-finals on the 12th/13th. March against FC Porto – again in the Bruchwaldstadion. There, coach Benjamin Hoffmann’s team had already defeated Barcelona (title winners in 2014 and 2018) 6-5 on penalties three weeks ago.

Two more German teams will contest their round of 16 on Wednesday: Bayern Munich hosts Feyenoord Rotterdam (4 p.m.), RB Leipzig visits Real Madrid (6 p.m.). There has never been a German title holder since it was first held in the 2013/2014 season.