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RB Leipzig 3-1 Augsburg: Hosts win 'Herbstmeisterschaft' after victory

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RB Leipzig are in their third season in the top flight

RB Leipzig became the first team from the former East Germany to top the Bundesliga during the winter break after coming from behind to beat Augsburg.

The 10-year-old club are two points clear of Borussia Monchengladbach, who drew 0-0 at Hertha Berlin in the late Saturday game.

Leipzig trailed to Florian Niederlechner's early goal but Konrad Laimer, Patrik Schick and Yussuf Poulsen scored in the final 22 minutes to turn it around.

Bayern Munich, who have won the past seven titles, beat Wolfsburg 2-0 to stay within four points of top spot.

Joshua Zirkzee came off the bench to score a late goal for the second game in a row - the Dutch teenager has scored two Bundesliga goals in a total of eight minutes. Serge Gnabry added a second.

Leipzig are the first team from the old East Germany to win the informal Herbstmeisterschaft - the crown of autumn champions, sometimes known as winter champions.

No side from that region has won the Bundesliga since Germany was reunified in 1990.

Leipzig are in their third season in the top flight, having been promoted four times in their first seven years after being founded by Red Bull.

Line-ups

RB Leipzig

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 14AdamsSubstituted forPoulsenat 86'minutes
  • 16Klostermann
  • 5Upamecano
  • 23Halstenberg
  • 27Laimer
  • 31DemmeSubstituted forSabitzerat 65'minutes
  • 8Haidara
  • 18Nkunku
  • 21SchickBooked at 80minsSubstituted forMukieleat 83'minutes
  • 11Werner

Substitutes

  • 7Sabitzer
  • 9Poulsen
  • 10Forsberg
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 19Wolf
  • 20Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
  • 22Mukiele
  • 26Ampadu
  • 28Mvogo

Augsburg

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 21Koubek
  • 2Lichtsteiner
  • 6Gouweleeuw
  • 19UduokhaiBooked at 44mins
  • 22Borduchi
  • 18JedvajSubstituted forMorávekat 60'minutes
  • 10BaierBooked at 68mins
  • 23Richter
  • 16VargasBooked at 72mins
  • 7NiederlechnerSubstituted forJensenat 75'minutes
  • 9CórdovaSubstituted forHahnat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Luthe
  • 3Pedersen
  • 11Gregoritsch
  • 14Morávek
  • 20Schieber
  • 24Jensen
  • 28Hahn
  • 31Max
  • 36Oxford
Referee:
Daniel Siebert
Attendance:
40,562

Match Stats

Home TeamRB LeipzigAway TeamAugsburg
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, RB Leipzig 3, FC Augsburg 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 3, FC Augsburg 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Konrad Laimer (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jan Morávek (FC Augsburg).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! RB Leipzig 3, FC Augsburg 1. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Timo Werner following a fast break.

  7. Post update

    Offside, RB Leipzig. Marcel Sabitzer tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nordi Mukiele (RB Leipzig) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcel Sabitzer with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Felix Uduokhai.

  10. Post update

    Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Felix Uduokhai.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, RB Leipzig. Yussuf Poulsen replaces Tyler Adams.

  12. Post update

    Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jan Morávek (FC Augsburg).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jan Morávek (FC Augsburg).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, RB Leipzig. Nordi Mukiele replaces Patrik Schick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig).

  18. Post update

    André Hahn (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Augsburg. André Hahn replaces Sergio Córdova.

  20. Booking

    Patrik Schick (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig17114248202837
2B Mgladbach17112433181535
3Bayern Munich17103446222433
4B Dortmund1786341241730
5Schalke178632921830
6B Leverkusen178452321228
7Hoffenheim178362528-327
8Freiburg177552723426
9Wolfsburg176651818024
10Augsburg176562831-323
11Union Berlin166281922-320
12Hertha Berlin175482229-719
13Frankfurt165382627-118
14Mainz1760112539-1418
15Köln1752101932-1317
16Werder Bremen173592341-1814
17Düsseldorf1633101635-1912
18Paderborn1623111835-179
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