Balogun stars as Mainz, Wolfsburg clash ends in stalemate - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 23/02/2018

Super Eagles Balogun reacts to Ujah move to Mainz - FCNaija

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun was in action from start to finish as the Bundelisga clash between Mainz and Wolfsburg ended in a stalemate on Friday night.

While Balogun was in the thick of action, his Nigerian teammates Anthony Ujah was only handed a cameo role in Friday's duel 

Bruno Labbadia was denied victory in his first game as Wolfsburg boss as hosts Mainz claimed a point from a 1-1 Bundesliga draw.

Josip Brekalo fired the 14th-placed Wolves ahead, but Yoshinori Muto levelled to stop the visitors pulling four points clear of Mainz, who leapfrog Werder Bremen, in the battle to avoid the drop.

It took Wolfsburg only six minutes to take the lead at the Opel Arena as Croatian forward Brekalo reacted fastest to poke the ball beyond Robin Zentner following a corner.

Josuha Guilavogui went close to making it 2-0 when he headed against the crossbar but, just before the break, Mainz equalised as Muto steered in Gerrit Holtmann's pass.

Wolfsburg were further frustrated when their former Mainz striker Yunus Malli missed an open goal after the hour mark, and heads were in hands when Daniel Didavi clattered a post with a late cross-shot.