BERLIN – Defending champions Bayern Munich alone bottomward to fourth in the Bundesliga on Sunday as RB Leipzig leapfrogged them into third with a 3-0 home win adjoin Bayer Leverkusen.
After Bayern absent 3-2 on Saturday at alliance leaders Borussia Dortmund, who are now seven credibility advanced of their rivals, Leipzig’s achievement pushed the Bavarians added bottomward the table.
Denmark advanced Yussuf Poulsen shone, scoring alert and arena a allotment in the additional with a able pass.
Leipzig took the advance back Poulsen opened the scoring by dabbling the brawl over Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky with 27 account gone.
The video abettor adjudicator (VAR) took a acceptable attending at the replays, with suspicions Leipzig striker Timo Werner was offside, but the ambition stood.
Leverkusen had a adventitious anon afterwards back their 19-year-old accompaniment Kai Havertz accursed aloof over, and their arch drillmaster Heiko Herrlich alien Jamaican Leon Bailey for the additional half.
Poulsen was additionally complex in the additional goal, flicking a throw-in on to Marcel Sabitzer, who played Lukas Klostermann into the breadth for the axial midfielder to blaze home on 68 minutes.
Bailey was denied in the 75th minute back his crimper chargeless bang was palmed abroad by Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.
Leipzig punished a abhorrent canyon by Leverkusen’s second-half acting Dominik Kohr, bound affective the brawl to Poulsen, who slotted home bristles account from time to allowance the win.
On Saturday, Paco Alcacer denticulate Dortmund’s champ as they alert came from abaft in a blood-tingling bold to administer a third defeat on Bayern in six alliance games, demography aloof eight credibility from a accessible 21.
Robert Lewandowski denticulate both of Bayern’s goals, but Dortmund captain Marco Reus alert equalised for the hosts, converting a amends and battlefront home their second, afore Alcacer came off the bank to hit the winner.
The aftereffect added the burden on Bayern arch drillmaster Niko Kovac, whose side’s affairs of acceptable a seventh beeline appellation in his aboriginal division in allegation suffered addition blow.
Lucien Favre’s Dortmund abide best and four credibility bright of second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach, who romped to a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen, with Alassane Plea scoring a hat trick.
RB Leipzig Football Club Profile
RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V., commonly known as RB Leipzig, is a German association football club based in Leipzig, Saxony. The club was founded in 2009 by initiative of the company Red Bull GmbH—which purchased the playing rights of a fifth-tier side, SSV Markranstädt, with the intent of advancing the new club to the top-flight Bundesliga within eight years. Men’s professional football is run by the spin-off organization RasenballSport Leipzig GmbH. RB Leipzig plays its home matches at the Red Bull Arena.
In its inaugural season in 2009–10, RB Leipzig dominated the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V) and was promoted as champions to the Regionalliga Nord (IV). RB Leipzig won the 2012–13 Regionalliga Nordost season without a single defeat and was promoted to the 3. Liga (III), then finished the 2013–14 3. Liga season as runners-up and was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga (II) as the first team since the introduction of the 3. Liga to win promotion after only one season.
On 8 May 2016, RB Leipzig ensured promotion to the Bundesliga for the 2016–17 season with a 2–0 win over Karlsruher SC. One year later, RB Leipzig captured a place in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League by finishing as runners-up of the Bundesliga.