MAINZ 05 0-5 RB LEIPZIG
Scored: Werner (11′, 48′,75′), Poulsen (23′), Sabitzer (36′)
Leipzig entered the trip to Mainz 05’s field with the goal of nothing but 3 points. In the previous round, the surprise of Freiburg holding a draw at home made Leipzig 7 points behind the top team Bayern Munich in the rankings.
Leipzig entered the game with complete dominance on the home team’s field. Right in the 11th minute, Timo Werner made an accurate shot, opening the score for the visitors. In the following minutes, the away team continued to maintain pressure on the opponent’s goal. They easily got two more goals from Poulsen and Sabitzer in the 23rd and 36th minutes.
Werner shines, Leipzig has a 5-star victory
After the break, Leipzig continued to maintain the upper hand completely. Star striker Timo Werner scored two more goals in the 48th and 75th minutes, completing his own hat-trick.
Winning the jubilant match, Leipzig rose to 3rd place in the rankings, surpassing Monchengladbach, the team that suffered a defeat to Leverkusen in this round. Currently, the distance between Leipzig and the top team Bayern Munich is still 7 points.
Mainz 05: Muller, Bruma, Aaron Martin, Niakhate, St. Juste, Fernandes, Kunde, Baku, Onisiwo, Boetius, Quaison
Leipzig: Gulacsi, Halstenberg, Klostermann, Upamecano, Kampl, Sabitzer, Laimer, Nkunku, Daniel Olmo, Poulsen, Werner
FC COLOGNE 2-2 DUSSELDORF
FC Cologne: Modeste (88′), Cordoba (90+1′)
Dusseldorf: Karaman (41′), Tommy (61′)
FC Cologne has its second consecutive match played at home. In the 26th round, they let the away team Mainz 05 hold a 2-2 draw despite taking a 2-0 lead. In the 27th round, FC Cologne’s opponent is the 16th-ranked team Dusseldorf.
Although rated higher than the away team, FC Cologne did not show dominance. In contrast to the home team, Dusseldorf played extremely tight and efficient. In the 41st minute, taking advantage of the opponent’s mistake, striker Karaman quickly ended Dusseldorf’s quick attack, opening the scoring for the visitors.
The match between FC Cologne and Dusseldorf is exciting until the last minute
Entering the second half, FC Cologne pushed the squad to find an equalizer. However, when the goal did not come, the home team’s defense continued to let the opponent penetrate. Thommy cushioned his heart to make it 2-0 for the visitors, after an exemplary situation of coordination.
It was not until the last minutes of the match that FC Cologne found the efficiency in the finishing phase. In the 88th minute, Modeste hit a high header accurately, shortening the score to 1-2. In the first minute of injury time, Cordoba headed home, equalizing 2-2 for the home team. No more goals were scored in the few remaining minutes.
Reclaiming a valuable point, FC Cologne reclaimed 10th place from Hertha Berlin, and Dusseldorf continues to be in the dangerous group.
FC Cologne: Horn, Ehizibue, Bornauw, Leistner, Katterbach, Skhiri, Hector, Kainz, Jakobs, Uth, Cordoba.
Dusseldorf: Kastenmeier, Zimmermann, Jorgensen, Hoffmann, Morales, Bodzek, Stoger, Skrzybski, Thommy, Karaman.