Mainz signed off for the winter break with a 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim, a result which maintained the four-point gap between the two mid-table sides.
While victory might have proved elusive, the travelling fans still created a suitably festive atmosphere at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, not least when they burst into a splendidly hearty rendition of a seasonal Wham! classic…
Absolutely brilliant today from the mainz fans. I've been to maybe 85 different grounds and not once have I heard Last Christmas sung #TSGM05 #mainz #wham #LastChristmas #Hoffenheim pic.twitter.com/KpHL0rML93
— Maurice Pine (@undercoverwolio) 23 December 2018
That’s the spirit, and the ‘fairy lights’ were a lovely touch too.