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Hoffenheim's Baumann saves penalty to snatch draw with Mainz

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Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann saved a second-half penalty -- the third he has kept out this season -- to secure a 1-1 home draw with Mainz in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

With the scores level and just over 20 minutes remaining, Aymen Barkok stepped up to the spot after VAR found contact in the box, but Baumann smothered the penalty.

Baumann holds the record among current Bundesliga goalkeepers with 13 penalty saves in his career.

He said his side could be "satisfied" but added that they had "made it too easy" for Mainz.

"We've got top-class players up front, we simply need to be more stable defensively," he told DAZN.

Mainz struck first, Marco Richter finishing off a superb counter late in the opening half, but Hoffenheim's Robert Skov levelled things up just after half-time.

Baumann was again called into action in the dying stages, getting his fingertips to a Mainz free kick and turning it onto the crossbar.

The draw keeps sixth-placed Hoffenheim in touch with the Champions League places, four points shy of fourth-placed Dortmund.

Mainz finish the round in the relegation playoff spot, having won just once from their opening 12 matches this season.

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