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5-0 away win over Mainz 05

The Bulls put in a dominant display in Mainz | Leipzig put an in to a run of three draws in a row | Yussuf Poulsen scored on his 250th appearance for RB Leipzig.

RBL away in Mainz! On matchday 27 of the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig took all three points in an emphatic victory over 1. FSV Mainz 05. The Bulls put five past the Zerofivers, thereby ending a run of three consecutive draws.

Yussuf Poulsen captained the team on his 250th appearance for the club, while Dayot Upamecano slotted into the back line after serving a one-game suspension. Timo Werner was on top form, scoring his third hattrick of the current Bundesliga season (11', 48', 75'). Poulsen marked the special personal occasion with a goal (23'), while Marcel Sabitzer scored his ninth goal of the season (37') - this is now the Austrian's most prolific season in a Leipzig shirt.

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Highlights:

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Yussuf Poulsen warms up ahead of his 250th appearance for the Bulls.
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A minute's silence before kick off for the victims of COVID-19.
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8': Marcel Sabitzer connects with Halstenberg, whose header finds its way to Yussuf Poulsen, but the Dane is unable to get off a shot.
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11': First blood! Konrad Laimer crosses to Timo Werner, who makes no mistake in scoring our 250th Bundesliga goal.
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23': Poulsen finds himself unmarked in the box, and heads home Sabitzer's cross.
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25': Werner gets a head on a cross, but Mainz goalkeeper Florian Müller manages to get a hand to it.
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33': Another chance for Poulsen, as he connects with Werner's cross but his shot is blocked.
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36': 3:0! After some chaos in the box, it's Sabitzer who finds himself in the right spot to sweep home the rebound.

39': Mainz record their first chance of the match, as Robin Quaison just misses getting on the end of a cross from Jean-Paul Boëtius.

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42': Laimer is taken off injured, and replaced by Nordi Mukiele. Get well soon, Konni!
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45': Kevin Kampl connects with Christopher Nkunku, but his shot sails wide of the target.
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48': Leipzig strike quickly after the break! Kevin Kampl plays through to Werner who bags his second of the match.

60': Willi Orban makes his comeback from injury and is subbed on for Upamecano. Tyler Adams also comes on to replace Sabitzer.

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62': Kampl almost puts the lid on it. The Slovene's long shot nestles in the back of the net, but Poulsen was adjudged to have been in an offside position. Still 4-0.
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70': It should've been a third for Timo! Nkunku plays Werner in, but the Germany international's effort is wide.
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75': It's a hattrick! Poulsen thinks quickly on his feet and takes a quick freekick. The Dane's long ball finds Werner, who keeps a cool head and chips the goalkeeper. 5-0 to Leipzig!

78': Mainz are on the hunt for a consolation. Aarón Martín crosses from the left-hand side, where Jean-Philippe Mateta is waiting eagerly for a chance. The Frenchman's backheeled effort is just wide.

90': Final whistle. 5-0 to Leipzig. The Bulls move back up to third!

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