Mainz scored a late penalty and had an injury-time goal ruled out through VAR in a 1-1 draw with struggling Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Hannover finished with 10 men as Oliver Sorg was shown a second yellow card in the seventh minute of injury time.

Hannover striker Hendrik Weydandt gave the visitors an early lead, but the real drama was to follow later.

Hannovers Hendrik Weydandt, right and Genki Haraguchi celebrate their side's opening goal during a Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Hannnover 96 in Mainz Germany, Sunday, Dec. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Hannovers Hendrik Weydandt, right and Genki Haraguchi celebrate their side’s opening goal during a Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Hannnover 96 in Mainz Germany, Sunday, Dec. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)

Referee Robert Hartmann pointed to the spot after Jean-Philippe Mateta went down despite little contact from Hannover defender Matthias Ostrzolek. Kevin Wimmer was booked for his protests.

Daniel Brosinski converted the spot kick in the 86th minute, and Anthony Ujah thought he had headed the home side’s winner in injury time before the video referee in Cologne ruled he had been offside.

Mainz's Anthony Ujah clebrates his side's second goal during a Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Hannnover 96 in Mainz Germany, Sunday, Dec. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Mainz’s Anthony Ujah clebrates his side’s second goal during a Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Hannnover 96 in Mainz Germany, Sunday, Dec. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)

Sorg’s late sending off for a foul on Mainz midfielder Karim Onisiwo ended the game.

Borussia Moenchengladbach was hosting Stuttgart later.

Hannover supporters have lit pyrotchnics during a Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Hannnover 96 in Mainz Germany, Sunday, Dec. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Hannover supporters have lit pyrotchnics during a Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Hannnover 96 in Mainz Germany, Sunday, Dec. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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