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RB Leipzig 8-0 Mainz: Timo Werner scores hat-trick as hosts go third

Timo Werner
Timo Werner scored RB Leipzig's eighth goal to complete his hat-trick

Timo Werner scored a hat-trick as RB Leipzig thrashed Mainz to go third in the Bundesliga.

Marcel Sabitzer's fifth-minute opener paved the way for Werner, Christopher Nkunku, Marcel Halstenberg and Yussuf Poulsen to make it 5-0 by half-time.

Werner added his second shortly after the interval, before Nordi Mukiele completed a relentless spell of six goals in 20 minutes of play.

Germany striker Werner completed his hat-trick with three minutes left.

Julian Nagelsmann's side climb above Bayern Munich on goal difference, after the German champions were beaten 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund moved up to second with a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolfsburg.

It took until the 52nd minute for Thorgan Hazard to open the scoring, before Raphael Guerreiro and a late penalty from Mario Gotze wrapped up victory.

Line-ups

RB Leipzig

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 22Mukiele
  • 16Klostermann
  • 5UpamecanoSubstituted forAmpaduat 52'minutes
  • 23Halstenberg
  • 7SabitzerSubstituted forSantos Carneiro Da Cunhaat 62'minutes
  • 27LaimerSubstituted forHaidaraat 45'minutes
  • 31Demme
  • 18Nkunku
  • 9Poulsen
  • 11Werner

Substitutes

  • 8Haidara
  • 10Forsberg
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 20Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
  • 26Ampadu
  • 28Mvogo
  • 44Kampl

Mainz

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 27Zentner
  • 2Pierre-GabrielBooked at 84mins
  • 4St. Juste
  • 42Hack
  • 3Martín
  • 14KundeSubstituted forBrosinskiat 54'minutes
  • 8Öztunali
  • 34Baku
  • 5BoëtiusSubstituted forOnisiwoat 75'minutes
  • 28SzalaiSubstituted forLatzaat 40'minutes
  • 7Quaison

Substitutes

  • 1Müller
  • 6Latza
  • 10Maxim
  • 18Brosinski
  • 20Fernandes
  • 21Onisiwo
  • 22Awoniyi
  • 29Burkardt
  • 35Barreiro Martins
Referee:
Guido Winkmann
Attendance:
38,517

Match Stats

Home TeamRB LeipzigAway TeamMainz
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, RB Leipzig 8, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 8, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig).

  4. Post update

    Jeremiah St. Juste (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Amadou Haidara.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! RB Leipzig 8, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Klostermann.

  7. Post update

    Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

  8. Post update

    (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (1. FSV Mainz 05) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (1. FSV Mainz 05).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig).

  13. Post update

    Ridle Baku (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

  15. Post update

    Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Latza (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Brosinski with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Karim Onisiwo replaces Jean-Paul Boëtius.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig).

  19. Post update

    Ridle Baku (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Christopher Nkunku.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach1071221101122
2B Dortmund1054123111219
3RB Leipzig1053225101518
4Bayern Munich105322516918
5Freiburg105321912718
6Frankfurt105232115617
7Wolfsburg10451118317
8Hoffenheim105231413117
9Schalke9432149515
10B Leverkusen104331515015
11Hertha Berlin103251517-211
12Werder Bremen102531721-411
13Union Berlin103161015-510
14Mainz103071027-179
15Düsseldorf92161016-67
16Köln9216919-107
17Augsburg91441021-117
18Paderborn101181125-144
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