Cameroon striker Eric Choupo-Moting scored a late goal to lift Mainz up to ninth in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The 24-year-old came off the bench to head home at the far post and kick off the party, with carnival season due to begin in Mainz on Monday, by giving Thomas Tuchel's side three points.
The result leaves Frankfurt 15th in the league, just above the relegation places after their fourth straight defeat.
VfB Stuttgart later moved up to eighth after picking up their first win in five games with a 3-1 win at Freiburg, who stay in the bottom three.
Stuttgart raced into a 2-0 lead with striker Vedad Ibisevic firing home after nine minutes before 17-year-old forward Timo Werner added a second a minute later.