Ginczek hits the woodwork
The hosts continued in the same forward-thinking vein after the break. Maxim bent a 58th-minute free-kick over, a warning shot for the Wolves, before Robin Quaison fired over three minutes later. Ujah then spurned two chances in quick succession, volleying the first over the bar from an acute angle, before heading straight at a grateful Koen Casteels. Having survived Mainz's pressure unscathed, Labbadia's troops began to fashion opportunities of their own late on – Ginczek enjoyed the best chance, but could only steer his low shot onto the post in the 77th minute. Baku's late effort then crashed off the bar, but as it was both sides were forced settled for a point, the sixth straight Bundesliga draw between the pair.
1. FSV Mainz 05: Müller – Brosinski (Mwene 30'), Bell, Niakhate, Aaron – Gbamin, Baku – Onisiwo (Boetius 64'), Maxim (Mateta 75'), Quaison – Ujah
VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – William, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Camacho, Arnold – Mehmedi (Malli 70'), Rexhbecaj, Brekalo (Steffen 88') – Ginczek (Weghorst 82')
Yellow cards: Mehmedi, Camacho / Maxim
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Hamburg)