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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Timo Werner (3', 45'+1')

Leipzig stun Glabdach 2-0 with Werner double

Timo Werner scored twice as RB Leipzig beat in-form Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 on Sunday and climbed to third spot in the Bundesliga, a point behind their opponents.

Striker Werner struck in the third minute and then again deep in first-half stoppage time to take his league tally to eight goals as the hosts outclassed Gladbach, who were on a three-game winning run.

Gladbach mislaid their attacking game and, apart from Lars Stindl's deflected shot that hit the bar in the 75th minute, they rarely threatened after the break.

Unbeaten at home this season, Leipzig also kept a fifth consecutive clean sheet at home and moved to 25 points into third place, a point ahead of champions Bayern Munich, and one behind second-placed Gladbach.

Eintracht Frankfurt missed their chance to move into the top three, losing 2-1 to visitors VfL Wolfsburg in their first defeat since September. They remain fifth on 23 points, while Wolfsburg moved up to eighth on 18.

Leaders Borussia Dortmund are on 33 points after their 2-0 victory over Freiburg on Saturday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 21 +31 50
2 Bayern Munich 22 +24 48
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 +20 43
4 RB Leipzig 22 +22 41
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +7 36
6 VfL Wolfsburg 22 +5 35
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 +13 34
8 TSG Hoffenheim 22 +12 33
9 Hertha Berlin 22 +3 32
10 Werder Bremen 22 +4 31
11 Mainz 22 -13 27
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 -16 25
13 SC Freiburg 22 -8 24
14 Schalke 04 22 -7 23
15 FC Augsburg 22 -9 18
16 VfB Stuttgart 22 -32 15
17 Hannover 96 22 -27 14
18 Nurnberg 21 -29 12