Were to Mainz on Sunday to focus on something positive, it would be that it didn't go as wrong as last against RB Leipzig. In november in Leipzig, it was 0-8, and Sunday afternoon lost Mainz revanchekampen at home with 0-5.
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With storsejren, which was founded by a Timo Werner hat-trick, is Leipzig back on Bundesligaens third place.
denmark's Yussuf Poulsen was in the centre. He celebrated the anniversary, as he became the club's first player reached 250 battles, and marked it with his fifth league goal of the season and two assists. Even with anførerbindet on.
It was feared otherwise a replacement since Poulsen, already after a district may receive prolonged treatment for an injury, but the 25-year-old striker came to his feet again.
Five minutes later - halfway in the first half - he created space for himself in front of goal and headede Marcel Sabitzers post into the goal for 2-0.
Barely a quarter of an hour later the roles are reversed. At two laps tried Poulsen as assistmager in the same attack, and in the last situation, the served he is perfect for Sabitzer, who felt the ball up in the corner for 3-0.
There stood Leipzig at the most in half time, and already after ten minutes of play had the tip Timo Werner sent the away team in front.
Leipzig could have led more than 3-0 at the break. Among other things, Yussuf Poulsen had a great burn.
It was 4-0 shortly into the second half. After a mønsterangreb got Timo Werner, a perfect serving in front of goal and he scored easily his second goal.
A quarter of an hour before time complete Werner his hat-trick. From the runway centre sent Yussuf Poulsen a perfect ball in depth, and Werner lifted the ball over the keeper for 5-0.
Leipzig had chances to copy the win at 8-0, but this time the slap Mainz for further humiliation.
With the win shakes Leipzig again past Bayer Leverkusen (53 points) and Mönchengladbach (52) and is now in third place with 54 points. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund leading the way with respectively 61 and 57 points.
Earlier on Sunday disappointed Schalke 04 large, as hjemmekampen against Augsburg was lost with 0-3.
Schalke is number eight is far from top-5, while Augsburg picked up a vital step away from the relegation zone to a current 12.-space.
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