RB Leipzig stay top with win at Augsburg, Dortmund edge past Hoffenheim

By: Reuters |

October 17, 2020 11:03:18 pm

RB Leipzig’s Angelino celebrates scoring their first objective with teammates. (Source: Reuters)

RB Leipzig muscled past Augsburg 2-0 on Saturday to stay top of the Bundesliga after 4 matches whereas fellow title contenders Borussia Dortmund wanted a second-half objective by substitute Marco Reus to beat hosts Hoffenheim 1-0.

Leipzig, who’ve now gone a membership file 9 away video games with out defeat, struggled all through the primary half however scored on the stroke of halftime when Angelino drilled in a header at the far submit from a perfectly-floated Dani Olmo cross.

“Dani Olmo knew that I often go to the far post. We had discussed it during the week,” Angelino mentioned.

“That is how we set up the goal. I am happy it worked.”

An unstoppable left-foot volley from Yussuf Poulsen from one more Olmo help — this time a well-timed lob — within the 66th gave Leipzig a two-goal cushion.

They then eased off with their Champions League debut in opposition to Basaksehir looming on Tuesday. Leipzig moved as much as 10 factors with Dortmund on 9.

The Ruhr valley membership, with Reus and top scorer Erling Haaland beginning on the bench, have been nowhere close to their greatest and needed to wait till late within the first half for his or her first alternatives.

Giovanni Reyna’s effort was saved on the road Thomas Meunier’s header bounced off the crossbar.

Reus and Haaland have been introduced on within the sixty fourth and immediately breathed life into their workforce’s assault.

They mixed completely for the Dortmund captain to faucet within the winner 14 minutes from time, finishing a profitable costume rehearsal for Tuesday’s Champions League match in opposition to Lazio in Rome.

Bayer Leverkusen managed their first win of the season due to Lucas Alario’s Thirtieth-minute winner in opposition to Mainz 04, who’ve now misplaced the primary 4 video games for the primary time for the reason that 2005-06 marketing campaign beneath then coach Juergen Klopp.

Champions Bayern Munich, on six factors, play Arminia Bielefeld in a while Saturday.

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