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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 26 +41 60
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 +34 60
3 RB Leipzig 26 +24 49
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 +14 47
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 +21 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 26 +7 42
7 VfL Wolfsburg 26 +5 42
8 Werder Bremen 26 +8 39
9 TSG Hoffenheim 26 +12 38
10 Hertha Berlin 26 +1 35
11 SC Freiburg 26 -5 31
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 -17 31
13 Mainz 26 -18 30
14 FC Augsburg 26 -10 25
15 Schalke 04 26 -17 23
16 VfB Stuttgart 26 -30 20
17 Hannover 96 26 -37 14
18 Nurnberg 26 -33 13