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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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

Foul by Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig).

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

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

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.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

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

Booking

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

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

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

Foul by Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig).

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

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

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

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.

Substitution

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

Foul by Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig).

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

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

Attempt saved. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matheus Cunha.

Attempt missed. Levin Öztunali (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Lukas Klostermann.

Attempt blocked. Robin Quaison (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Levin Öztunali (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Attempt missed. Nordi Mukiele (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yussuf Poulsen.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Matheus Cunha replaces Marcel Sabitzer.

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Alexander Hack tries a through ball, but Robin Quaison is caught offside.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Alexander Hack (1. FSV Mainz 05) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Latza (1. FSV Mainz 05) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Aarón Martín with a cross following a corner.

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Marcel Sabitzer.

Foul by Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig).

Danny Latza (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Daniel Brosinski replaces Pierre Kunde.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Ethan Ampadu replaces Dayot Upamecano.

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