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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Yussuf Poulsen (14', 19')
  • Timo Werner (74', 88')
  • Karim Onisiwo (38')

Doubles for Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner as Leipzig thrash Mainz

Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner both scored twice as RB Leipzig crushed Mainz 4-1 on Sunday to maintain their hold on fourth place in the Bundesliga.

Poulsen completed his double in the space of five minutes early in the first half, with Werner adding two more late in the second to keep Leipzig two points ahead of fifth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, who beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.

Leipzig, whose victory was a boost for their confidence after a Europa League exit in midweek, are on 28 points.

Borussia Dortmund lead the way on 39 points after notching heir sixth straight win on Saturday, 2-1 against Werder Bremen.

Champions Bayern Munich are third on 30, level on points with second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 30 +50 70
2 Borussia Dortmund 29 +32 66
3 RB Leipzig 30 +34 61
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 29 +23 52
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 +12 51
6 TSG Hoffenheim 30 +24 50
7 Bayer Leverkusen 30 +5 48
8 Werder Bremen 30 +10 46
9 VfL Wolfsburg 29 +3 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 30 -19 37
11 Mainz 30 -14 36
12 Hertha Berlin 29 -7 35
13 SC Freiburg 29 -11 32
14 FC Augsburg 30 -9 31
15 Schalke 04 30 -20 27
16 VfB Stuttgart 30 -40 21
17 Nurnberg 30 -32 18
18 Hannover 96 29 -41 14