Fan protests disrupt Bundesliga again in Stuttgart’s 3-1 win over Mainz

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart’s push to qualify for the Champions League gathered strength in a 3-1 Bundesliga win over struggling Mainz that was interrupted by fan protests. Maximilian Mittelstädt and Jamie Leweling scored two goals for Stuttgart in quick succession just before halftime. Deniz Undav extended Stuttgart’s lead with his 14th Bundesliga goal of the season and fifth in three games. Ludovic Ajorque responded for Mainz. Fans threw objects including tennis balls onto the field, causing repeated stoppages, and a total of 13 minutes were added on to the first half. Andrej Kramaric rescued a 1-1 draw for Hoffenheim at home to Cologne

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