Bundesliga: Mainz Stun RB Leipzig In Season Opener

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

Moussa Niakhate’s 13th minute strike gave Mainz a 1-0 win over RB Leipzig in both sides opening game of the 2021/2022 German Bundesliga.

It was a catastrophic error from the opponent which gifted a chance to Moussa Niakhate who rolls the ball into back of the net from close range.

Mainz moved to the sixth position on the league table ahead of its next game against Bochum on August 21.

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RB Leipzig suffered an opening day defeat after its 0-4 victory over Sandhausen in the DFB Pokal.

The Club will welcome Stuttgart at Red Bull Arena, Leipzig in their next league game on August 20.

Elsewhere, FC Koln defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 at the RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne.


Stevan Jovetic in the sixth minute has the simplest of tasks to roll the ball into an empty net from close range after a rebound left the goalkeeper stranded.
FC Koln 0-1 Hertha Berlin.

In the 41st minute, Anthony Modeste jumps for a cross and plants a perfect header inside the right post.
FC Koln 1-1 Hertha Berlin.

After the interval, Florain Kainz gets to a rebound in the goalmouth and plants a header home.
FC Koln 2-1 Hertha Berlin.

In the 55th minute, Florain Kainz gets on the end of a pass inside the box and fires into the bottom left corner. The goalkeeper was helpless.
FC Koln 3-1 Hertha Berlin.

FC Koln moved to the third position on the league table after its opening day victory and will have a tough task against Bayern Munich away in their next game as their next opponent were forced to a 1-1 draw in their opening league game.

Hertha Berlin will return home to face Wolfsburg at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on August 21.

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