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FC Koln vs RB Leipzig Match Review

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Leipzig revive top-4 chances as they drub Koln away from home

RB Leipzig struck prime form after a dismal Champions League outing last week against Besiktas as they won 1-2 away against relegation zoned 1. FC Koln. Leipzig could not match their yesteryear’s form this season just yet as they have already lost two and have drawn one in the total of seven matches they have played in the Bundesliga this summer.

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But the victory against minnows Koln, currently languishing at the 18th position in the league, could prove to be a vital confidence gainer and have a significant impact on their upcoming fixtures. Leipzig right back Lucas Klostermann opened the score-sheet on the 30th minute after his right footed shot found its way to the bottom right corner via a Marcel Sabitzer assist.

Beginning the second half 0-1 up, the Bulls sealed the match on the 80th minute after Danish Yussuf Poulsen struck his first goal of the campaign through another Sabitzer assist, steering home a well-directed header from a close range into the top right corner to guarantee 3 crucial away points keeping their title hopes alive after a shaky start to the new season.

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There did come a nervous moment for the away side two minutes later as Koln’s Japanese recruit Yuya Osako snatched away a clean sheet from Leipzig, scoring a close-range header assisted by Tim Handwerker’s clever set piece execution.

Koln however could not capitalize on their goal and add more as Leipzig kept cutting down their forward-play with ease. Leipzig’s real litmus test lies in their next fixture against free scoring table toppers Dortmund away from home at the Westfalenstadion on 14th of October while Koln travel to the Mercedes-Benz Arena to face 14th placed Stuttgart same matchday.