The final tough test for the Zerofivers ahead of their season opener in the DFB-Pokal against Erzgebirge Aue is clear: The MEWA ARENA and Bo Svensson’s team will play host to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday July 23rd. The two 60-minute halves against La Liga’s eighth-place side last season was organised in cooperation with Onside Sports GmbH, and will kick off at 17:00 CEST.
The historic Basque-country club, who knocked out last season’s Champions League winners Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, have been guests in Mainz before, back in 2018 when the Zerofivers won 5-3 in a penalty shootout. The side includes several Spanish internationals, including goalkeeper Unai Simón and defensive marshall Iñigo Martínez. All ticket information for the game will be released in due course.