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Bundesliga: Timo Werner scores three as Leipzig thrash Mainz

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Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayern Leverkusen all record wins in the Bundesliga.

Timo Werner scored his first goals since the Bundesliga returned from a two-month break amid the coronavirus pandemic as RB Leipzig thumped Mainz.

The 24-year-old Germany striker took his tally for the season to 30 with a superb hat-trick as his side won 5-0 to move third in the table.

Elsewhere on Sunday, pressure is mounting on Schalke boss David Wagner after his side lost 3-0 to Augsburg.

Schalke are now winless in nine games, and have scored only twice in that run.

And struggling Fortuna Dusseldorf were denied a vital win as Cologne came back from 2-0 down with three minutes left to draw 2-2.

Uwe Rosler's Fortuna side have still only lost one of their past eight games, but remain third bottom in the relegation play-off place, three points adrift of safety.

Werner punishes Mainz again

Werner scored three goals and made three assists when Leipzig beat Mainz 8-0 in November to record their biggest ever Bundesliga win, and they again found him in devastating form.

He had come into the game, played behind closed doors, in the middle of something of a drought by his standards, after a run of only one goal in his previous eight league games.

But it took Werner only 11 minutes to find the target, breaking the deadlock with a cool near-post finish from Konrad Laimer's low cross.

Yussuf Poulsen and Marcel Sabitzer added further goals against a hapless Mainz side before Werner made it 4-0 from close range, and he completed his hat-trick with an expertly-taken lob late on.

Schalke's struggles continue

While Leipzig's win means they are back in the Champions League places, Schalke's slide down the table continued after an error-strewn display.

When they resumed their season after the winter break with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on 17 January, the Royal Blues were fourth, four points off the top of the table.

Since then, they have drawn four and lost five of their past nine Bundesliga matches and are down in eighth, 24 points behind Bayern Munich at the summit and 16 points behind Bayer Leverkusen in fourth.

Line-ups

Mainz

  • 1Müller
  • 4St. JusteBooked at 79mins
  • 13BrumaBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMatetaat 45'minutes
  • 19Niakhaté
  • 34Baku
  • 20FernandesSubstituted forLatzaat 74'minutes
  • 14KundeBooked at 20minsSubstituted forBarreiro Martinsat 61'minutes
  • 3Martín
  • 5BoëtiusSubstituted forAwoniyiat 61'minutes
  • 21OnisiwoSubstituted forÖztunaliat 74'minutes
  • 7Quaison

Substitutes

  • 6Latza
  • 8Öztunali
  • 9Mateta
  • 11Ji
  • 18Brosinski
  • 22Awoniyi
  • 35Barreiro Martins
  • 37Dahmen
  • 42Hack

RB Leipzig

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 27LaimerSubstituted forMukieleat 42'minutes
  • 16Klostermann
  • 5UpamecanoBooked at 17minsSubstituted forOrbanat 60'minutes
  • 23Halstenberg
  • 25Olmo
  • 7SabitzerBooked at 13minsSubstituted forAdamsat 60'minutes
  • 44KamplSubstituted forWolfat 70'minutes
  • 18NkunkuSubstituted forLookmanat 71'minutes
  • 9Poulsen
  • 11WernerBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 3Angelino
  • 4Orban
  • 8Haidara
  • 14Adams
  • 17Lookman
  • 19Wolf
  • 21Schick
  • 22Mukiele
  • 28Mvogo
Referee:
Markus Schmidt

Match Stats

Home TeamMainzAway TeamRB Leipzig
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home4
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0, RB Leipzig 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0, RB Leipzig 5.

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

Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Leandro Barreiro Martins (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Willi Orban.

Foul by Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig).

Leandro Barreiro Martins (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Jean-Philippe Mateta tries a through ball, but Aarón Martín is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jean-Philippe Mateta (1. FSV Mainz 05) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aarón Martín with a cross following a corner.

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Willi Orban.

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

Foul by Danny Latza (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Booking

Jeremiah St. Juste (1. FSV Mainz 05) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jeremiah St. Juste (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Attempt missed. Jean-Philippe Mateta (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aarón Martín with a cross.

Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leandro Barreiro Martins (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Goal!

Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 0, RB Leipzig 5. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yussuf Poulsen with a through ball following a set piece situation.

Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leandro Barreiro Martins (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Danny Latza replaces Edimilson Fernandes.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Levin Öztunali replaces Karim Onisiwo.

Attempt missed. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hannes Wolf.

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

Foul by Jeremiah St. Juste (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Foul by Nordi Mukiele (RB Leipzig).

Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Ademola Lookman replaces Christopher Nkunku.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Hannes Wolf replaces Kevin Kampl.

Attempt missed. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christopher Nkunku.

Attempt missed. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dani Olmo.

Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robin Quaison (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Willi Orban.

Attempt missed. Leandro Barreiro Martins (1. FSV Mainz 05) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Taiwo Awoniyi with a cross.

Foul by Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig).

Taiwo Awoniyi (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Kevin Kampl tries a through ball, but Yussuf Poulsen is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich27194480285261
2B Dortmund27176474334157
3RB Leipzig27159368274154
4B Leverkusen27165652322053
5B Mgladbach27164753341952
6Wolfsburg2710983633339
7Freiburg27107103537-237
8Schalke2791083343-1037
9Hoffenheim27106113647-1136
10Köln27104134349-634
11Hertha Berlin2797113948-934
12Augsburg2786134054-1430
13Union Berlin2793153247-1530
14Frankfurt2684144149-828
15Mainz2783163660-2427
16Düsseldorf2759132952-2324
17Werder Bremen2656152959-3021
18Paderborn2746173155-2418
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