WIf the players of RB Leipzig this Saturday should watch the match of Bayern Munich against Hannover 96, then this serves only the preparation for the next home game in the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup final in three weeks. A hoping for Schützenhilfe calculated by bottoming Hannover for a last minute chance to return to the fight for the championship, however, has done. "The game definitely sharpens the senses," said captain Willi Orban.
After 3: 3 at Mainz 05 after goals by Lukas Klostermann (20 th / 32 th minute) and Timo Werner (49 th) with goals by Karim Onisiwo (43 th), Moussa Niakhaté (67 th) and Jean-Philippe Mateta (49 th) 83.) has the third in the table, not even mathematically the opportunity to Bayern back home with a home win in the coming week once again. "The point feels a bit bitter. In the end we somehow lacked the power. Since we missed it, to provide relief. It's annoying that we did not manage to take the lead over time, "said Klostermann at Eurosport. "It feels like two lost points."
Regardless of the placement at the end of season Leipzig proved in Mainz for a long time, why it is probably the strongest form German team: In the first half, they exploited the mistakes of the playful and dedicated Mainz callous by means of their remarkably fast Umschaltspiels: In 1-0 conquered Lukas Klostermann in his own half the ball, not seven seconds later the ball after the three intermediate stages Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner from eight meters to the leadership. In the 2-0 sprinted as right-back actually on the wing Klostermann again at breathtaking pace in the dangerous zone in front of the Mainz goal and lupfte for a again perfect pass from Werner the ball in best Torjägermanier over goalkeeper Florian Müller into the net.
The Mainzers, who have been able to stay in the classroom for two weeks and are able to play a liberating role, had to counteract this accumulation of individual and collective class especially with their passion – and a flash of inspiration. Onisiwo danced shortly before the break in the opponent's penalty area the double scorer Klostermann and shot in from 15 meters. Notably, Onisiwo was still in the field at the time of a clash suspected concussion. But at break he had to be replaced.
Leipzig shocked the Mainz after a restart with the fast 3: 1, in which Werner coldly awaited in front of the goal on the right moment to the conclusion to push from seven meters. The Rheinhessen needed a certain amount of time to get up again. In a passionate final spurt, they secured a deserved point in front of 24,000 spectators through Niakhaté's strike after an Aaron corner kick, as well as substitute Mateta's 13th goal of the season.
RB Leipzig missed thereby set up a record in the 100th Bundesliga game in club history. The previous record for this period from the first Bundesliga of 1. FC Cologne with 186 points (converted to three-point rule) thus continues to exist. Leipzig has now retracted a point less after the anniversary celebration. Leipzig missed another record. The first seven away games of the second half had won the Saxons. An eighth success would have been a record – they missed him in a tumultuous game.
(TagToTranslate) Jean-Philippe Mateta (t) Lukas Klostermann (t) Timo Werner (t) Ralf Rangnick (t) RB Leipzig (t) 1. FSV Mainz 05 (t) Borussia Dortmund