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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Christopher Nkunku (57')
  • Yussuf Poulsen (66')
  • Alexander Sørloth (90'+3')
  • Jonas Hofmann (6' PEN)
  • Marcus Thuram (19')

Leipzig's last-gasp goal earns 3-2 comeback win over Borussia Monchengladbach

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Leipzig overturns 2-0 deficit to beat Gladbach (1:49)

Alexander Sørloth scores a stoppage-time winner to complete an amazing comeback for Leipzig in a 3-2 victory. (1:49)

RB Leipzig's Alexander Sorloth headed in a stoppage-time winner as they battled back from two goals down to beat visitors Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2 in the German Bundesliga on Saturday and stay two points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

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Sorloth headed in at the far post to complete a second-half comeback deep in stoppage time.

Gladbach had stunned Leipzig with two goals in the opening 19 minutes, one from in-form Jonas Hofmann after six minutes and the second a flick off Marcus Thuram's shoulder.

The hosts, who were lucky not to concede a third goal before the break, shot out of the blocks in the second half and overran their opponents, scoring twice in nine minutes to level.

Christopher Nkunku tapped in a cutback in the 57th and Yussuf Poulsen then thundered in a shot that went in off the post to equalise in the 66th.

Substitute Emil Forsberg's 76th-minute free kick forced a sensational save out of Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer, who tipped it onto the crossbar as the visitors thought they had done enough for a draw.

But Sorloth beat his marker to head in the late winner and put Leipzig on 50 points, one place behind Bayern, who demolished Cologne 5-1.

VfL Wolfsburg's 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin kept them in third place on 45. Gladbach are in eighth place on 33.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +55 78
2 RB Leipzig 34 +28 65
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 +29 64
4 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +24 61
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +16 60
6 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +14 52
7 FC Union Berlin 34 +7 50
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +8 49
9 VfB Stuttgart 34 +1 45
10 SC Freiburg 34 0 45
11 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 43
12 Mainz 34 -17 39
13 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
14 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 35
15 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 35
16 FC Cologne 34 -26 33
17 Werder Bremen 34 -21 31
18 Schalke 04 34 -61 16