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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 Bayern Munich 34 +56 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 +34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 58
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +13 55
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +12 54
8 Werder Bremen 34 +9 53
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -16 44
11 Hertha Berlin 34 -8 43
12 Mainz 34 -11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 -15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 -18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 -20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -38 28
17 Hannover 96 34 -40 21
18 Nurnberg 34 -42 19