German Bundesliga
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Mainz 05 3-0 RB Leipzig

Naby Keita
Naby Keita (r) now only has one RB Leipzig game left before his move to Liverpool

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, who is joining Liverpool in July, was sent off for the fourth time this season as his team lost at struggling Mainz.

He was shown a yellow, then a red card in quick succession for fouling Mainz scorers Alexandru Maxim and Bote Baku.

Keita was sent off twice for Leipzig and once for Guinea between 16 September and 25 October.

He will be suspended for Saturday's match against Wolfsburg - Leipzig's final home game before his exit.

Pablo de Blasis scored the other goal for Mainz, who are 14th but can still be relegated.

Last August, Liverpool confirmed a deal to sign Keita.

The Reds agreed to pay the £48m release clause, plus a premium, to allow the 22-year-old to move this summer. However, Leipzig's recent form is likely to save Liverpool money.

They would have had to pay a total of £59m had Leipzig reached the Champions League - but they are now five points off the top four with two games left. If they qualify for the Europa League - which they are on course to do - the Reds will pay £52.75m.

Keita's first red card of the season came in Leipzig's 2-2 home draw with Borussia Monchengladbach in September.

He was dismissed after scoring for Guinea in a 4-1 World Cup qualifying defeat by Tunisia on 7 October.

Keita also got a red card in a German Cup home tie with Bayern Munich on 25 October.

Line-ups

Mainz

  • 1Adler
  • 18Brosinski
  • 16BellBooked at 38mins
  • 42Hack
  • 4Diallo
  • 25Gbamin
  • 5de JongSubstituted forMaximat 83'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 34Baku
  • 8ÖztunaliSubstituted forHoltmannat 71'minutes
  • 9Muto
  • 32De BlasisSubstituted forOnisiwoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Donati
  • 7Quaison
  • 10Maxim
  • 20Ujah
  • 21Onisiwo
  • 22Müller
  • 38Holtmann

RB Leipzig

  • 32Gulácsi
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 4OrbanBooked at 40mins
  • 5Upamecano
  • 16Klostermann
  • 31Demme
  • 44Kampl
  • 8KeitaBooked at 90mins
  • 18LookmanSubstituted forTué Na Bangnaat 64'minutes
  • 11Werner
  • 9PoulsenBooked at 30minsSubstituted forAugustinat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fernandes da Silva Junior
  • 6Konaté
  • 17Tué Na Bangna
  • 20Schmitz
  • 24Kaiser
  • 28Mvogo
  • 29Augustin
Referee:
Bastian Dankert
Attendance:
30,083

Match Stats

Home TeamMainzAway TeamRB Leipzig
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home24
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 3, RB Leipzig 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 3, RB Leipzig 0.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) for a bad foul.

Foul by Naby Keita (RB Leipzig).

Bote Baku (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dayotchanculle Upamecano (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yoshinori Muto (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Goal!

Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 3, RB Leipzig 0. Bote Baku (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Brosinski with a headed pass.

Booking

Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alexandru Maxim (1. FSV Mainz 05) is shown the yellow card.

Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gerrit Holtmann (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Attempt saved. Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yoshinori Muto.

Bruma (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdou Diallo (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Stefan Ilsanker.

Goal!

Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 2, RB Leipzig 0. Alexandru Maxim (1. FSV Mainz 05) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yoshinori Muto.

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Alexandru Maxim tries a through ball, but Stefan Bell is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Alexandru Maxim replaces Nigel de Jong.

Foul by Dayotchanculle Upamecano (RB Leipzig).

Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Alexander Hack.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Stefan Bell.

Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nigel de Jong (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Karim Onisiwo replaces Pablo De Blasis because of an injury.

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Bell (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Péter Gulácsi.

Attempt saved. Gerrit Holtmann (1. FSV Mainz 05) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Brosinski.

Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yoshinori Muto (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Offside, RB Leipzig. Naby Keita tries a through ball, but Bruma is caught offside.

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Daniel Brosinski tries a through ball, but Yoshinori Muto is caught offside.

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Philippe Gbamin (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Bruma (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Yoshinori Muto (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Alexander Hack.

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 29th April 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich32263388236581
2Schalke32169750361457
3B Dortmund321510762422055
4Hoffenheim321410863451852
5B Leverkusen32149955421351
6RB Leipzig32138114750-347
7Frankfurt32137124244-246
8Stuttgart32136133035-545
9B Mgladbach32128124349-644
10Hertha Berlin32101394037343
11Augsburg321011114242041
12Werder Bremen32911123539-438
13Hannover3299143950-1136
14Mainz3289153549-1433
15Freiburg32712132953-2433
16Wolfsburg32515123143-1230
17Hamburg3277182749-2228
18Köln3257203363-3022
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