German Bundesliga
Freiburg1RB Leipzig4

Sport-Club Freiburg 1-4 RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig's Timo Werner celebrates after scoring the second goal against Freiburg
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner turns away after scoring as his side won for the seventh straight Bundesliga game

RB Leipzig extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to six points with an easy win at Freiburg.

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita had opened the scoring for Leipzig only for Florian Niederlechner to equalise.

Germany Under-21 striker Timo Werner scored two goals in the space of 14 first-half minutes as the visitors established a 3-1 interval lead.

Austria's Marcel Sabitzer completed the scoring for Leipzig, who have won four promotions in seven seasons.

Fans got into the festive spirit by wearing Santa hats during the game between Freiburg and RB Leipzig
Fans got into the festive spirit by wearing Santa hats during the game between Freiburg and RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig were only founded in 2009 and, with the backing of Red Bull, are in the German top flight for the first time.

Champions Bayern Munich can cut Leipzig's lead to three points if they win at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday (17:30 GMT).

Line-ups

Freiburg

  • 1Schwolow
  • 27HöflerBooked at 63mins
  • 3TorrejónSubstituted forHabererat 45'minutes
  • 5GuldeSubstituted forFöhrenbachat 70'minutes
  • 15StenzelBooked at 18mins
  • 8Frantz
  • 6Abrashi
  • 30Günter
  • 7Niederlechner
  • 18PetersenSubstituted forMøller Dæhliat 77'minutes
  • 32Grifo

Substitutes

  • 11Bulut
  • 16Møller Dæhli
  • 17Kübler
  • 19Haberer
  • 23Schuster
  • 25Föhrenbach
  • 44Gikiewicz

RB Leipzig

  • 32Gulácsi
  • 20SchmitzBooked at 42mins
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 4OrbanBooked at 32mins
  • 23Halstenberg
  • 8Keita
  • 31Demme
  • 7SabitzerSubstituted forKhediraat 87'minutes
  • 10Forsberg
  • 9PoulsenBooked at 49minsSubstituted forBurkeat 78'minutes
  • 11WernerSubstituted forSelkeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Khedira
  • 14Franke
  • 19Burke
  • 21Müller
  • 24Kaiser
  • 27Selke
  • 35Kalmár
Referee:
Benjamin Brand
Attendance:
24,000

Match Stats

Home TeamFreiburgAway TeamRB Leipzig
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Sport-Club Freiburg 1, RB Leipzig 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sport-Club Freiburg 1, RB Leipzig 4.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Rani Khedira replaces Marcel Sabitzer.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Davie Selke replaces Timo Werner.

Attempt saved. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Demme.

Attempt missed. Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Marcel Sabitzer.

Goal!

Goal! Sport-Club Freiburg 1, RB Leipzig 4. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emil Forsberg following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Oliver Burke replaces Yussuf Poulsen.

Substitution

Substitution, Sport-Club Freiburg. Mats Møller Dæhli replaces Nils Petersen.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Naby Keita tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a through ball.

Foul by Naby Keita (RB Leipzig).

Janik Haberer (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).

Mike Frantz (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Substitution

Substitution, Sport-Club Freiburg. Jonas Föhrenbach replaces Manuel Gulde.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Emil Forsberg tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Günter (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Attempt saved. Vincenzo Grifo (Sport-Club Freiburg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Günter.

Foul by Benno Schmitz (RB Leipzig).

Florian Niederlechner (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emil Forsberg following a fast break.

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Manuel Gulde (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Stefan Ilsanker tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emil Forsberg.

Booking

Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Attempt missed. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Timo Werner following a fast break.

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

Florian Niederlechner (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mike Frantz (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Nicolas Höfler (Sport-Club Freiburg) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Manuel Gulde (Sport-Club Freiburg) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vincenzo Grifo with a cross.

Corner, Sport-Club Freiburg. Conceded by Willi Orban.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig1293027101730
2Bayern Munich117312471724
3B Dortmund1163226121421
4Köln116321881021
5Hoffenheim115602013721
6Hertha Berlin116321710721
7Frankfurt11632169721
8Mainz115242120117
9B Leverkusen115151818016
10Freiburg125071624-815
11Schalke114251412214
12Augsburg113351014-412
13B Mgladbach113351117-612
14Wolfsburg11236914-59
15Darmstadt112271021-118
16Werder Bremen112181329-167
17Ingolstadt11128821-135
18Hamburg11038625-193
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