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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 22 +38 46
2 RB Leipzig 22 +31 45
3 Borussia Dortmund 22 +31 42
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 21 +18 42
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +9 40
6 Schalke 04 22 +5 36
7 SC Freiburg 22 0 33
8 TSG Hoffenheim 22 -2 33
9 VfL Wolfsburg 22 0 31
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 +2 28
11 FC Augsburg 22 -11 27
12 FC Union Berlin 22 -8 26
13 Hertha Berlin 22 -11 26
14 FC Cologne 21 -14 23
15 Mainz 22 -17 22
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 -25 17
17 Werder Bremen 22 -26 17
18 SC Paderborn 07 22 -20 16