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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Roger Bernardo (12')
  • Mathew Leckie (90'+4')

Leipzig lose first Bundesliga game to bottom side Ingolstadt

Bottom club Ingolstadt became the first team this season to beat Bundesliga leaders Leipzig with a Roger goal enough for a 1-0 win in Bavaria.

Ingolstadt's win against the side coached by their former coach Ralph Hasenhuttl lifted them off the foot of the table and did a favour to their Bavarian rivals Bayern Munich, who replaced Leipzig at the top of the standings.

The only goal of the game came in the 12th minute when Roger rose to get a decisive flick on Anthony Jung's free-kick and diverted the ball past Peter Gulacsi into the far corner of the visitors' net.

Marcel Halstenberg should have brought Leipzig level after 20 minutes, but he contrived to send the ball wide of the post when it seemed easier to score from close range.

Emil Forsberg was put through on goal 10 minutes before half-time, but while he did hit the target with his effort, goalkeeper Martin Hansen was equal to it.

Leipzig picked up in the second half where they had left off in the first with Forsberg again going close to grabbing an equaliser in what was becoming a siege on the Ingolstadt goal.

Mathew Leckie could have dented their hopes when he beat the offside trap but, at full stretch, he sent his shot wide of the near post with 15 minutes remaining.

Those 15 minutes also belonged to Leipzig, but it became clear that it was not going to be their afternoon when Forsberg uncharacteristically shot wide from six yards.

Leckie picked up a second yellow card in a fiery five minutes of stoppage time - but Ingolstadt held on.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 14 +25 36
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +17 29
3 Bayern Munich 14 +10 27
4 RB Leipzig 14 +11 25
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +13 23
6 Hertha Berlin 14 +2 23
7 TSG Hoffenheim 14 +9 22
8 Werder Bremen 14 +1 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 0 19
10 Mainz 14 -2 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 14 -5 18
12 SC Freiburg 14 -3 17
13 Schalke 04 14 -5 14
14 FC Augsburg 14 -3 13
15 Nurnberg 14 -19 11
16 VfB Stuttgart 14 -20 11
17 Hannover 96 14 -13 10
18 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -18 9