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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Konstantinos Stafylidis (19')
  • Martin Hinteregger (60')
  • Timo Werner (25')
  • Marvin Compper (52')

RB Leipzig draw opens door for Bayern to extend league lead

AUGSBURG, Germany -- Leipzig were held to a 2-2 draw at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday, opening the way for Bayern Munich to extend their lead at the top.

Greece defender Konstantinos Stafylidis put Augsburg ahead in the 19th minute with a brilliant strike from 30 meters (yards) out and almost scored a late winner.

Forward Timo Werner equalised in the 25th after being set up by midfielder Naby Keita, arguably Leipzig's best player this season. It was Werner's 14th goal of the campaign.

Marvin Compper headed Liepzig ahead from a corner early in the second half, before fellow defender Martin Hinteregger equalised in the 60th.

Leipzig, who are playing their first season in the Bundesliga, moved four points behind Bayern, who are away to Cologne on Saturday.

Augsburg are in 12th place.

Also on Saturday, third-placed Borussia Dortmund -- which are nine points behind Leipzig -- play Bayer Leverkusen at home.

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German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +64 84
2 Schalke 04 34 +16 63
3 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 55
4 Borussia Dortmund 34 +17 55
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +14 55
6 RB Leipzig 34 +4 53
7 VfB Stuttgart 34 0 51
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 0 49
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 -5 47
10 Hertha Berlin 34 -3 43
11 Werder Bremen 34 -3 42
12 FC Augsburg 34 -3 41
13 Hannover 96 34 -10 39
14 Mainz 34 -14 36
15 SC Freiburg 34 -24 36
16 VfL Wolfsburg 34 -12 33
17 Hamburg SV 34 -24 31
18 FC Cologne 34 -35 22

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