Bundesliga: RB Leipzig wipes out FSV Mainz 05 4-1 with an outstanding performance

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LEIPZIG. RB Leipzig demolishes FSV Mainz 05 4-1 with goals of

LEIPZIG. RB Leipzig demolishes FSV Mainz 05 4-1 with goals of A. Silva (20′ pen), D. Szoboszlai (49′), C. Nkunku (58′) and A. Silva (61′). On the opposite side, FSV Mainz 05 scored with ​Lee Jae-Sung (57′). RB Leipzig was vastly superior ball possession (69%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Red Bull Arena stadium in Leipzig on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Deniz Aytekin with the help of Christian Dietz and Markus Sinn. The 4th official was Florian Lechner. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 2.1 degrees Celsius or 35.76 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 84%.​

Match Statistics

RB Leipzig was in firm control of the ball 69% while FSV Mainz 05 was struggling with a 31% ball possession.

RB Leipzig was more aggressive with 75 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons RB Leipzig won the match.

RB Leipzig shot 13 times, 7 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, FSV Mainz 05 shot 2 times, 1 on target, 1 off target.

Cards

No yellow cards were issued to RB Leipzig. On the other side, FSV Mainz 05 received 2 yellow cards (Lee Jae-Sung and S. Bell).

Also, FSV Mainz 05 didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Hack (FSV Mainz 05) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (20′).

After playing this contest, RB Leipzig will have 22 points like Borussia Mönchengladbach to stay in the 10th place. On the other side, FSV Mainz 05 will stay with 24 points to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 16'
    16'

    Lee Jae-Sung

    Lee Jae-Sung - 1. FSV Mainz 05 - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 20'
    20'

    A. Hack

  • 20'
    20'

    A. Silva (Penalty)

  • 46'
    46'

    C. Nkunku

    Y. Poulsen

  • 49'
    49'

    D. Szoboszlai

    VAR Decision: Goal RB Leipzig 2-0 1. FSV Mainz 05 - Dominik Szoboszlai
  • 57'
    57'

    Lee Jae-Sung

    Goal! RB Leipzig 2, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1. Lee Jae-Sung - 1. FSV Mainz 05 - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assist - Karim Onisiwo.
  • 58'
    58'

    C. Nkunku

    Goal! RB Leipzig 3, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1. Christopher Nkunku - RB Leipzig - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assist - Dominik Szoboszlai with a through ball.
  • 59'
    59'

    S. Bell

    Stefan Bell - 1. FSV Mainz 05 - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 61'
    61'

    A. Silva

    Goal! RB Leipzig 4, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1. André Silva - RB Leipzig - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assist - Christopher Nkunku.
  • 65'
    65'

    L. Barreiro

    J. Boetius

  • 65'
    65'

    D. Nemeth

    J. Burkardt

  • 68'
    68'

    H. Novoa Ramos

    A. Silva

  • 82'
    82'

    A. Lucoqui

    A. Caricol

  • 82'
    82'

    P. Nebel

    K. Onisiwo

  • 83'
    83'

    M. Papela

    Lee Jae-Sung

  • 83'
    83'

    J. Wosz

    L. Klostermann

  • 87'
    87'

    S. Raebiger

    D. Szoboszlai

Next match

In the upcoming Bundesliga match, RB Leipzig will play away against VfB Stuttgart on the 15th of January with a 6-0 head to head in favor of RB Leipzig (1 draw).

FSV Mainz 05 will host VfL Bochum 1848 on the 15th of January with a 3-1 head to head record in favor of FSV Mainz 05 (1 draw).

RB Leipzig: Formation and Lineups

RB Leipzig started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Domenico Tedesco chose to play with the following team: Péter Gulácsi (6.3), Mohamed Simakan (6.8), Willi Orbán (6.9), Joško Gvardiol (7.2), Lukas Klostermann (6.4), Tyler Adams (7.0), Kevin Kampl (6.9), Angeliño (7.4), Dominik Szoboszlai (8.7), André Silva (8.1) and Yussuf Poulsen (6.8).

Substitutes

RB Leipzig made 4 changes: Y. Poulsen for C. Nkunku (46′), A. Silva for H. Novoa Ramos (68′), L. Klostermann for J. Wosz (83′) and D. Szoboszlai for S. Raebiger (87′).

Top player: Christopher Nkunku

The player who no doubt impressed RB Leipzig the most was Christopher Nkunku.

His rating is (9.0) with 1 goal, 28 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 46′.

FSV Mainz 05: Formation and Lineups

FSV Mainz 05 started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the other side, Bo Svensson played with: Robin Zentner (6.0), Silvan Widmer (6.6), Stefan Bell (6.6), Alexander Hack (6.9), Daniel Brosinski (6.3), Jae-Sung Lee (6.7), Anton Stach (5.9), Jean-Paul Boëtius (6.4), Aarón Martin Caricol (6.2), Karim Onisiwo (6.8) and Jonathan Burkardt (6.5).

Substitutes

FSV Mainz 05 made 5 changes: J. Boetius for L. Barreiro (65′), J. Burkardt for D. Nemeth (65′), A. Caricol for A. Lucoqui (82′), K. Onisiwo for P. Nebel (82′) and Lee Jae-Sung for M. Papela (83′).

Top player: Alexander Hack

The player who no doubt impressed FSV Mainz 05 the most was Alexander Hack.

His rating is (6.9) with 7 passes (57% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4.

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