Leipzig puncture Dortmund’s home run
RB Leipzig stunned Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park this week as the hosts lost 2-3 to a dangerous Leipzig side without their main man Timo Werner. Lepzig made it two wins in two consecutive matches as they now sit pretty on the 3rd spot in the Bundesliga charts, 1 point behind Bayern and just 3 points away from leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Aubameyang opened the scoring just 4 minutes after kick-off after stealing the ball from the legs of Ilsanke. Leipzig knocked one back six minutes later when Sabitzer slided one past Burki via a Kampl free-kick, assisted by Halstenburg. A brilliant counter-play lead to Leipzig’s second goal in the 25th minute when Bruma beautifully dribbled past the home defence to provide Poulsen a tap-in.
A red card was shown to Sokratis in the beginning of the second half for pulling down Augustin inside the penalty area. Augustin converted the spot-kick to give Leipzig a strong 3-1 lead over the yellow army. Another red card followed ten minutes later when Leipzig player Ilsanke made a needless foul in the midfield. In the 64th minute, Aubameyang scored yet again, sending Gulacsi the wrong way to give the hosts a chance to come back in the game. But the game saw no more goals as Leipzig made perfect clearances in the later stage of the game, cutting any chances of another Dortmund goal. This is Leipzig’s first back-to-back away win since October 2016.
Dortmund next face APOEL away while Leipzig welcome Porto in the Champions League group stage ties later this mid-week.