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Late goal keeps Mainz on course for Europa League

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Late goal keeps Mainz on course for Europa League
Photo: DPA
11:42 CEST+02:00
Mainz striker André Schürrle scored a late goal to seal his side's 1-0 win over bottom side Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German league on Friday to keep his team on course for a place in Europe.

Schürrle, 20, who has forced his way into the Germany squad on the strength of his performances this season, struck in the 87th minute with a superb goal which keeps his side fifth in the table.

With four games to go, fifth in the German league will give Mainz a place in the Europa League when the season ends on May 14 and they now have a five-point lead over sixth-placed Nuremberg.

Former German champions 'Gladbach took a step closer to relegation as the defeat leaves them four points away from safety, but there is still all to play for with just seven points separating the league's bottom five clubs.

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