BERLIN, April 5 (Reuters) - Second-placed RB Leipzig made a small dent in Bayern Munich's huge Bundesliga lead when they won 3-2 at struggling Mainz 05 on Wednesday, helped by a brilliant solo goal from Naby Keita.
Jairo Samperio pulled one back from a penalty for Mainz but a brilliant effort from Guinea midfielder Keita, who evaded half the Mainz team before capping his run with a stylish finish, settled the match nine minutes from the end.
Yoshinoro Muto's consolation goal came too late for the hosts who had Jean-Philippe Gbamin sent off.
Leipzig are 10 points behind Bayern who suffered only their second defeat of the season, 1-0 at Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
Mainz are 15th on 29 points with only goal difference keeping them above Augsburg in the relegation playoff spot.
Augsburg lost 3-2 at home to Ingolstadt who are four points and one place below them but have raised hopes of an escape act after two wins in four days.
Ingolstadt led 3-0 with 20 minutes left thanks to two goals from Almog Cohen after Sonny Kittel had opened the scoring following a mix-up between Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz and Kevin Danso.
Augsburg made a game of it with a penalty from Paul Verhaegh and close-range effort from Halil Altintop but it was too late.
VfL Wolfsburg lost 1-0 at home to Freiburg and stayed only one point ahead of the relegation playoff spot after Florian Niederlechner scored on the break in the 78th minute.
Bayer Leverkusen won 2-0 at basement club Darmstadt and Borussia Moenchengladbach edged Hertha Berlin 1-0 in the other games. (Writing by Brian Homewood in Berne, editing by Neil Robinson)