RB Leipzig has left little of FSV Mainz for the second time this season on Sunday. The game in an empty Opel Arena ended in 0-5. Earlier in the day, Schalke 04 continued a weak run by losing 0-3 to FC Augsburg.
Earlier this season, Leipzig won 8-0 at home against Mainz and played the team where Jeffrey Bruma, Jeremiah St. Juste and Jean-Paul Boëtius were in the starting line-up, again completely lost.
Within 23 minutes it was already 0-2 thanks to goals from Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen. After the break Marcel Sabitzer and again Werner (twice) scored from nicely played out attacks and Mainz was lucky that Leipzig missed many opportunities.
The very simple win means that Leipzig takes over third place in the Bundesliga again from Bayer Leverkusen, which won the top game from Borussa Mönchengladbach 1-3 on Saturday. Mainz is fifteenth, just above the relegation streak.
Jeffrey Bruma also could not avoid a punishment from Mainz. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Another painful afternoon for Schalke
Earlier in the day, Schalke did not win for the ninth time in a row. At home against Augsburg it was already 0-1 after a little more than five minutes thanks to a beautiful free kick by Augsburg midfielder Eduard Löwen.
In the second half, substitute Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee and Sergio Córdova punished weak defenses, which meant that Augsburg won again after six insane duels and the pressure on Schalke coach David Wagner further increased.
Schalke last won on January 17, when Borussia Mönchengladbach was beaten 2-0. The club from Gelsenkirchen is eighth in the Bundesliga, with a big disadvantage on the top clubs. Augsburg, where Jeffrey Gouweleeuw stayed aside on Sunday, is number twelve.
Later in the day, 1. FC Köln-Fortuna Düsseldorf is the last game in the Bundesliga's 27th round, which was resumed as the first top league last week. Strict corona measures apply to all matches and the stadiums are empty.
Disillusionment among Schalke 04 players after another game without a win. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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