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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Karim Onisiwo (43')
  • Moussa Niakhate (67')
  • Jean-Philippe Mateta (83')
  • Lukas Klostermann (20', 32')
  • Timo Werner (49')

Leipzig squander two-goal lead as Mainz end their winning run

Jean-Philippe Mateta from Mainz celebrates after scoring the equaliser in a draw with RB Leipzig. Getty Images

RB Leipzig threw away a two-goal lead in a thrilling 3-3 Bundesliga draw at Mainz 05 on Friday as their run of eight successive wins in all competitions came to an end.

Lukas Klostermann put third-placed Leipzig in control with two first-half goals, tapping in from Timo Werner's pass after 20 minutes and then clipping a neat finish over Florian Mueller 12 minutes later.

Karim Onisiwo pulled one back with a shot on the turn before halftime but Werner restored Leipzig's two-goal lead four minutes after the break.

Moussa Niakhate pulled one back from a corner and his fellow Frenchman Jean Philippe Mateta levelled with seven minutes left although Leipzig then missed three chances to grab a winner.

Leipzig, already qualified for the Champions League next season, have 65 points, six behind leaders Bayern Munich, and two games left to play while Mainz are a comfortable 12th.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 RB Leipzig 15 +26 33
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 15 +13 31
3 Borussia Dortmund 15 +18 29
4 Schalke 04 15 +8 28
5 Bayern Munich 15 +20 27
6 SC Freiburg 15 +6 25
7 Bayer Leverkusen 15 +2 25
8 VfL Wolfsburg 15 +2 23
9 TSG Hoffenheim 15 -6 21
10 FC Union Berlin 15 -1 20
11 FC Augsburg 15 -4 20
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 +1 18
13 Hertha Berlin 15 -8 15
14 Mainz 15 -18 15
15 Werder Bremen 15 -12 14
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 15 -16 12
17 FC Cologne 15 -16 11
18 SC Paderborn 07 15 -15 9