• Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020
  • Last Update : 12:02 am

Leipzig hit six to go second in Bundesliga

  • Published at 03:33 pm October 8th, 2018
michael_sabitzer_leipzig_bundesliga
Leipzig´s Marcel Sabitzer scores the third goal past Nuernberg's Hanno Behrens and goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow during their Bundesliga in Leipzig on Sunday AFP

Leipzig are three points behind Borussia Dortmund who defeated Augsburg 4-3 on Saturday while champions Bayern Munich ended the weekend in sixth place

RB Leipzig put their early season stumbles behind them on Sunday, walloping 10-man Nuremberg 6-0 to go second in the Bundesliga ahead of the international break. 

It could have been even worse for the visitors, with Nuremberg keeper Fabian Bredlow saving a 63rd-minute penalty from Timo Werner after Tim Leibold was red carded for a challenge in the box. 

Leipzig wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard, with Kevin Kampl scoring in the third minute. 

Danish forward Yussuf Poulsen doubled the advantage just four minutes later, before Marcel Sabitzer added another in the 21st minute. 

Werner took advantage of a lucky rebound in the 31st minute, burying the ball in the bottom right corner to bring up his 50th Bundesliga goal and a scoreline of 4-0. 

Sabitzer (55th minute) and Werner (59th minute) added one more each in the second half, before Leipzig took their foot off the accelerator in the final 30 minutes.

Leipzig are three points behind Borussia Dortmund who defeated Augsburg 4-3 on Saturday while champions Bayern Munich ended the weekend in sixth place after a 3-0 home loss to Moenchengladbach.

It continues a rollercoaster run of results for the promoted Nuremberg. 

In the past three match days, comprehensive victories over Hanover (2-0) and Dusseldorf (3-0) bookended a 7-0 defeat away at Dortmund. 

Ante Rebic scored for the third Bundesliga game in a row but was also sent off as Eintracht Frankfurt capped a successful week with a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim.

The visitors were made to work for their victory at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena after being reduced to 10 men in the 62nd minute when Croatia forward Rebic received his second yellow card of the game. 

Paris Saint-Germain loanee Kevin Trapp preserved Frankfurt's victory in the 93rd minute with a stunning one-handed reflex save, denying Hoffenheim after Ishak Belfodil's last-gasp header looked set to snatch them a point.

Hoffenheim dominated an exhausted Frankfurt in the dying stages, with on-loan Arsenal teenager Reiss Nelson scoring his second goal in three appearances to trim the deficit in the 82nd minute. 

Frankfurt's opening goal came against the run of play in a first half dominated by the home side. Hoffenheim had several clear-cut chances but could only hit the woodwork.

From a wayward throw in, Luka Jovic’s long pass up the left hand side drew Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann out of his box. Rebic noticed Baumann advancing and chipped it over the retreating keeper.

Eintracht doubled their lead just 30 seconds after half-time, with Jovic taking advantage after Baumann failed to handle a low cross from Filip Kostic to hammer it home. 

In Sunday's opening game, Freiburg drew 0-0 at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

RESULTS:

Freiburg 0 Bayer Leverkusen 0

Hoffenheim 1 (Nelson 82) Eintracht Frankfurt 2 (Rebic 40, Jovic 46)

RB Leipzig 6 (Kampl 3, Poulsen 7, Sabitzer 21, 55, Werner 32, 59) Nuremberg 0


51
51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail