Late equalizer gives Mainz a 2-2 draw against Bochum as both teams remain winless in German league

BOCHUM, Germany (AP) — Tom Krauss scored an injury-time equalizer to give Mainz a 2-2 draw at Bochum on Friday as both teams remained without a win nine games into the German league season.

Kevin Stöger put Bochum ahead from the penalty spot after 21 minutes but defender Keven Schlotterbeck's own goal on the hour mark evened the score.

Schlotterbeck made amends by restoring Bochum's lead by heading home from a corner eight minutes from time, which looked certain to secure Bochum's first win of the season. But Krauss shot through a crowded penalty box six minutes into stoppage time to give Mainz the draw.

The result means Mainz remains in last place in the 18-team table with just three points, while Bochum moves up one place to 16th. Bochum has five points from a possible 45.

Bochum’s next match is away at Darmstadt on Nov. 3, while Mainz takes on RB Leipzig at home the day after.


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