23 Jan Mainz vs. RB Leipzig – Football Match Report – January 23, 2021
RB Leipzig’s title race suffered a shock setback on Saturday after they twice wasted a result in stoop to a 3-2 loss at strugglers Mainz and fail to shut the hole on leaders Bayern Munich.
Second-placed Leipzig, who’ve now received simply one in all their final 4 league video games, are on 35 factors, 4 behind Bayern, who face Schalke on Sunday and will additional draw back.
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In a rollercoaster first half, Tyler Adams struck on the rebound within the 15th minute when keeper Robin Zentner pushed a Marcel Sabitzer shot onto the crossbar just for the ball to fall to the American, who scored his maiden Bundesliga purpose.
Moussa Niakhate then equalised from shut vary after keeper Peter Gulacsi had saved a header from a free kick.
French defender Niakhate drew the house facet degree once more within the 35th minute after Marcel Halstenberg’s purpose on the half hour mark, as Leipzig’s defence confirmed enormous gaps as soon as extra.
The hosts took the lead within the second half with Leandro Barreiro slipping into the field to flick a low cross from Danny da Costa into the purpose earlier than keeper Gulacsi may get his palms on the ball.
Mainz’ second win of the season was not sufficient to carry them out of 17th place, however they moved to inside 5 factors of the relegation playoff spot.