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RB Leipzig 3-1 Schalke

Naby Keita
Naby Keita has scored six goals in 21 appearances this season

Future Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita scored the opening goal as RB Leipzig inflicted Schalke's first defeat since September.

Keita has agreed a deal to join Liverpool in July for £51m, and Leipzig have denied reports they could let him go this month for an extra payment.

The Guinea international's first-half goal against top-four rivals Schalke came from 25 yards via a huge Naldo deflection.

Keita was booked for a foul on Alessandro Schopf, with Daniel Caligiuri crossing the free-kick for Naldo to head in an equaliser.

Keita, whose yellow card means he will be suspended for next Saturday's Bundesliga game against Freiburg, was replaced by Yussuf Poulsen after 67 minutes.

After Keita's withdrawal, Leipzig scored twice more to win the game - with Timo Werner netting from close range and then setting up Bruma to slam in their third.

The win takes Leipzig - who had a Jean-Kevin Augustin penalty saved at 0-0 - up to second in the Bundesliga and above Schalke. However, they are 12 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Line-ups

RB Leipzig

  • 32Gulácsi
  • 27Laimer
  • 4Orban
  • 5Upamecano
  • 3Bernardo
  • 44Kampl
  • 31Demme
  • 8KeitaBooked at 54minsSubstituted forPoulsenat 67'minutes
  • 7SabitzerBooked at 36mins
  • 29AugustinSubstituted forWernerat 63'minutes
  • 17Tué Na BangnaSubstituted forIlsankerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Konaté
  • 9Poulsen
  • 11Werner
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 16Klostermann
  • 24Kaiser
  • 28Mvogo

Schalke

  • 1Fährmann
  • 17Stambouli
  • 29Naldo
  • 5NastasicBooked at 53mins
  • 7Meyer
  • 18CaligiuriBooked at 87mins
  • 28SchöpfSubstituted forPjacaat 55'minutes
  • 25HaritSubstituted forKonoplyankaat 82'minutes
  • 24Oczipka
  • 9Di SantoSubstituted forEmboloat 55'minutes
  • 19Burgstaller

Substitutes

  • 2McKennie
  • 10Bentaleb
  • 11Konoplyanka
  • 20Kehrer
  • 22Pjaca
  • 35Nübel
  • 36Embolo
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
42,558

Match Stats

Home TeamRB LeipzigAway TeamSchalke
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, RB Leipzig 3, FC Schalke 04 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 3, FC Schalke 04 1.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Naldo.

Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Yussuf Poulsen tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Hand ball by Max Meyer (FC Schalke 04).

Attempt missed. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.

Booking

Daniel Caligiuri (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Caligiuri (FC Schalke 04).

Foul by Bernardo (RB Leipzig).

Breel Embolo (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Demme (RB Leipzig).

Marko Pjaca (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig).

Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Stefan Ilsanker replaces Bruma.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Yevhen Konoplyanka replaces Amine Harit.

Foul by Willi Orban (RB Leipzig).

Naldo (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Naldo.

Attempt saved. Bruma (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruma.

Foul by Diego Demme (RB Leipzig).

Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Benjamin Stambouli (FC Schalke 04).

Attempt missed. Bastian Oczipka (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Stambouli.

Goal!

Goal! RB Leipzig 3, FC Schalke 04 1. Bruma (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Timo Werner following a fast break.

Goal!

Goal! RB Leipzig 2, FC Schalke 04 1. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Konrad Laimer.

Foul by Bernardo (RB Leipzig).

Marko Pjaca (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Yussuf Poulsen replaces Naby Keita.

Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Stambouli (FC Schalke 04).

Attempt blocked. Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Stambouli.

Foul by Naby Keita (RB Leipzig).

Max Meyer (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Timo Werner replaces Jean-Kévin Augustin.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 13th January 2018

  • RB LeipzigRB Leipzig3SchalkeFC Schalke 041
  • FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1FreiburgSC Freiburg1
  • AugsburgFC Augsburg1HamburgHamburg SV0
  • HannoverHannover 963MainzMainz 052
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen1Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart1Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich18142240122844
2RB Leipzig189453026431
3Schalke188642924530
4B Dortmund1784539241528
5B Leverkusen187743526928
6B Mgladbach178452728-128
7Hoffenheim187652823527
7Augsburg187652823527
9Frankfurt187652119227
10Hannover187562728-126
11Hertha Berlin186662626024
12Stuttgart1862101421-720
13Freiburg184861832-1420
14Wolfsburg1731042121019
15Mainz184592131-1017
16Werder Bremen183781421-716
17Hamburg1843111526-1115
18Köln1713131032-226
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