Bundesliga: RB Leipzig Thump Bayern Munich To Hand Borussia Dortmund Title Edge


Borussia Dortmund are two wins away from their first title in a decade, after RB Leipzig got here from behind to win 3-1 away at Bayern Munich on Saturday. Bayern led 1-Zero because of an early Serge Gnabry aim and appeared in cruise management, however the guests scored three second-half objectives to show the match, and the Bundesliga title race, on its head. Dortmund can go two factors clear with one matchday remaining with a win on Sunday in opposition to Augsburg. The win, Leipzig’s first in Munich and solely their second victory over the German champions, secured the guests Champions League soccer subsequent season.

Bayern got here into the match safe within the data that two wins of their final two video games would snare an 11th straight league title.

Gnabry settled Bayern’s nerves after 25 minutes, blasting a rising shot in off the left put up, his fifth in his previous 4 video games.

Bayern appeared to take the velocity out of the sport and exert management, however Leipzig struck in opposition to the run of play on the counter after 65 minutes.

Konrad Laimer, extensively tipped for a transfer to Bayern in the summertime, took benefit of an outstanding staff transfer to rocket the ball house.

A shellshocked Bayern sought to combat again however quickly discovered themselves behind, after Benjamin Pavard introduced down Christopher Nkunku within the field.

The France ahead smashed the ball house from the spot, giving house ‘keeper Yann Sommer no likelihood. Leipzig received one other penalty with 4 minutes remaining after a handball, with Dominik Szoboszlai slamming house.

– Schlotterbeck relegates Hertha -Earlier on Saturday, an harm time aim from Bochum’s Keven Schlotterbeck despatched Hertha Berlin again to the second division, with a 1-1 draw within the German capital.

Useless final coming into the weekend, Hertha appeared poised to delay relegation for at the very least one other week when Lucas Tousart headed in a second-half aim at Berlin’s Olympic stadium.

However Schlotterbeck’s header within the fourth minute of harm time secured Bochum a draw and despatched Hertha again to the second division after a decade within the Bundesliga.

“We do not have to be ashamed of our efficiency immediately, we did not get relegated due to immediately,” Hertha supervisor Pal Dardai stated after the match.

Berlin-born midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who began his profession at Hertha, then moved to Tottenham, AC Milan and Barcelona earlier than returning, stated with tears in his eyes: “You possibly can’t blame the staff, relegation wasn’t about immediately.

“I simply love the membership. It is simply bitter.”

Bochum’s level meant they climbed one place away from the relegation zone with one week remaining.

Elsewhere, Schalke striker Sebastian Polter scored late at house in opposition to Eintracht Frankfurt to present his aspect a 2-2 draw, claiming a vital level in opposition to the drop.

Schalke, promoted at first of the season, took the lead within the first minute as captain Simon Terodde headed in a free kick.

Daichi Kamada equalised 20 minutes later for the guests and Tuta gave Frankfurt the lead 15 minutes into the second half, earlier than Polter scored simply his second of the season with 5 minutes remaining.

Union Berlin wasted an opportunity to shut in on a first-ever Champions League look, shedding 4-2 at Hoffenheim.

Union fell behind 2-Zero following errors from Portuguese centre-back Diogo Leite.

Leite headed a ball goalwards into the trail of Hoffenheim’s Ihlas Bebou, who scored the opener, after which gave away a penalty which was transformed by Andrej Kramaric.

Dutch defender Danilho Doekhi pulled a aim again for the guests in first-half harm time, heading in a cross from captain Christopher Trimmel.

With Union pushing for an equaliser, Kramaric scored with one minute remaining to safe a 3-1 lead.

Each side scored a aim in harm time as Hoffenheim climbed 4 away from the relegation spots.

Werder Bremen ensured one other yr within the prime division with a 1-1 draw at house in opposition to Cologne.

A primary-half aim by Steffen Tigges gave Cologne the lead however Romano Schmid scored late within the second half to snare some extent for the house aspect.

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