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Record win! RBL thrash Mainz 8-0!

Sabitzer (5'), Werner (30'), Nukunku (35'), Halstenberg (39') and Poulsen (44') all score before the break | Werner (48', 87'), Mukiele (50') secure the record in the second half | 38,517 fans celebrate in the stands | RBL climb to third in the league

RBL's biggest ever win! The Bulls put on a show during their 8-0 victory at home against 1.FSV Mainz 05. Our previous biggest win in the Bundesliga was 6-0 against Nürnberg and our biggest overall win was 8-2 against Wilhelmshaven. Today's rout means RBL climb up to third in the Bundesliga table. 
 
The team got off to a dream start when Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring after 5 minutes. What followed was an attacking master class with four more goals before the break, all within the space of 14 minutes: Timo Werner (30'), Christopher Nknuku (35'), Marcel Halstenberg (39') and Yussuf Poulsen (44') shared the goals to make it 5-0 at half time. 
 
The scoring barely slowed after the break and Timo Werner (48') and Nordi Mukiele (50') struck in quick succession to make it seven. Werner then completed his hat-trick before full time (87'), leaving the scoreline at 8-0. Up next is a Champions League clash with Zenit St. Petersburg. 

Match Facts

Highlights:

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5th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Christopher Nkunku plays the ball wide to Timo Werner, who races away from Jeremiah and St. Juste and slides the ball across the penalty area...
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... where Marcel Sabitzer meets it at the back post to tap in and open the scoring
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30th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Yussuf Poulsen puts Nkunku through and he squares it to Timo Werner, who simply can't miss.
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35th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Crazy. Werner lays it off to Nkunku who fires a rocket into the back of the net from the edge of the penalty area.
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38th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! And another! Nkunku assists, this time for Marcel Halstenberg.
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44th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Zentner parries a shot from Sabitzer and it falls to Poulsen who snaps up the chance.

Half time:
5-0 at the break. The biggest half time lead in our Bundesliga history. 

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48th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! There's more! Nkunku sets up Werner, who makes no mistake.
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50th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Nordi Mukiele makes it 7 as he heads home Timo's lofted cross.
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87th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! One last one! Werner completes his hat-trick. Lukas Klostermann with the assist this time.

Full time:
The ref calls time on our biggest ever victory. 

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