German Bundesliga
RB Leipzig2Hertha Berlin0

RB Leipzig 2-0 Hertha Berlin

Emil Forsberg, Timo Werner
Emil Forsberg assisted his eighth goal of the season against Hertha Berlin - more than any other player in the Bundesliga

RB Leipzig climbed back to the top of the Bundesliga with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hertha Berlin.

Ralph Hasenhuttl's side suffered their first defeat of the season away to struggling Ingolstadt last weekend but responded on Saturday.

Striker Timo Werner put Leipzig ahead with his ninth goal of the season when he coolly finished after fine work by midfielder Naby Keita.

Defender Will Orban added a second when he headed in Emil Forsberg's corner.

RB Leipzig, who were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time last season, are now three points clear of Bayern Munich at the summit.

Defending champions Bayern travel to bottom side Darmstadt on Sunday.

In the day's other games, Hamburg's struggles continued as they lost 3-1 to Mainz while Augsburg claimed a 1-0 home win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Werder Bremen drew 1-1 with Cologne while Schalke were held by the same scoreline at home to Freiburg. In the day's late kick-off Wolfsburg beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 to record their first home win of the season.

Line-ups

RB Leipzig

  • 32Gulácsi
  • 3Fernandes da Silva Junior
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 4Orban
  • 23HalstenbergSubstituted forSchmitzat 67'minutes
  • 31Demme
  • 8KeitaSubstituted forKaiserat 45'minutes
  • 7Sabitzer
  • 10Forsberg
  • 9Poulsen
  • 11WernerBooked at 59minsSubstituted forSelkeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coltorti
  • 6Khedira
  • 19Burke
  • 20Schmitz
  • 24Kaiser
  • 27Selke
  • 35Kalmár

Hertha Berlin

  • 22Jarstein
  • 23WeiserSubstituted forPekaríkat 11'minutes
  • 13Hegeler
  • 28LustenbergerBooked at 78mins
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 24HaraguchiSubstituted forEssweinat 79'minutes
  • 5StarkBooked at 73mins
  • 20Rodrigues de Souza
  • 8KalouSubstituted forDaridaat 45'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 16Schieber
  • 19Ibisevic

Substitutes

  • 1Kraft
  • 2Pekarík
  • 3Skjelbred
  • 6Darida
  • 7Esswein
  • 14Stocker
  • 40Torunarigha
Referee:
Marco Fritz
Attendance:
42,558

Match Stats

Home TeamRB LeipzigAway TeamHertha Berlin
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, RB Leipzig 2, Hertha Berlin 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 2, Hertha Berlin 0.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Peter Pekarík.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Diego Demme tries a through ball, but Davie Selke is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Dominik Kaiser (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Fabian Lustenberger (Hertha Berlin).

Davie Selke (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jens Hegeler (Hertha Berlin).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig) because of an injury.

Foul by Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).

Allan (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Davie Selke replaces Timo Werner.

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 Bernardo.

Booking

Vladimir Darida (Hertha Berlin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Benno Schmitz (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vladimir Darida (Hertha Berlin).

Attempt missed. Alexander Esswein (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Dominik Kaiser.

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Alexander Esswein replaces Genki Haraguchi.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Yussuf Poulsen tries a through ball, but Willi Orban is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benno Schmitz with a headed pass.

Booking

Fabian Lustenberger (Hertha Berlin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fabian Lustenberger (Hertha Berlin).

Dominik Kaiser (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) because of an injury.

Booking

Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin).

Dangerous play by Bernardo (RB Leipzig).

Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Fabian Lustenberger.

Attempt blocked. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emil Forsberg.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabian Lustenberger (Hertha Berlin).

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Peter Pekarík.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 17th December 2016

  • RB LeipzigRB Leipzig2Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin0
  • MainzMainz 053HamburgHamburg SV1
  • AugsburgFC Augsburg1B MgladbachBorussia Mönchengladbach0
  • SchalkeFC Schalke 041FreiburgSC Freiburg1
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen1Köln1. FC Köln1
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg1FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig15113131121936
2Bayern Munich1410313492533
3Hoffenheim1569027161127
4Hertha Berlin158342216627
5B Dortmund1575334181626
6Frankfurt157531912726
7Köln156632014624
8B Leverkusen146262121020
9Mainz156272627-120
10Freiburg156271926-720
11Schalke155371917218
12Augsburg154561216-417
13B Mgladbach154471423-916
14Werder Bremen154381933-1415
15Wolfsburg153481323-1013
16Hamburg152491230-1810
17Ingolstadt142391124-139
18Darmstadt1422101127-168
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