By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was not included in the Mainz squad as they came from 1-0 down to beat visiting VFB Stuttgart 3-1 in the German DFB Pokal round of 16 on Tuesday.
Christian Gentner put Stuttgart 1-0 up in the 42nd minute and should have doubled their lead on 54 minutes but Nigerian-born German international Dennis Aogo missed from the penalty spot.
In the 62nd minute Emil Berggreen equalised for Mainz before Abdou Diallo made it 2-1 to Mainz.
And in the 90th minute, Suat Serdar made the game safe for Mainz as he got on the score sheet to send his side into the quarter-finals.
In another round of 16 game on Tuesday night, Paderborn pipped Ingolstadt 1-0 to advance into the last eight.