Match report: Dusseldorf 0-3 RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig ran out 3-0 winners at the Esprit Arena on Saturday evening to move top of the Bundesliga table.

Die Roten Bullen are two points above Borussia Mönchengladbach, who travel to VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side were ahead inside two minutes on Saturday after Patrik Schick produced a controlled volley in front of goal from Konrad Laimer’s low cross from the right.

The visitors were in control of the game from start to finish, controlling 70% of the possession and winning the shot count 22 to 4.

However, the scoreboard did not read 2-0 until 13 minutes into the second half when Timo Werner converted from the penalty spot. Nordi Mukiele added a third 15 minutes from time.

Earlier in the day, Borussia Dortmund had ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at Mainz. This means Lucien Favre’s side are four points behind the current league leaders before the two meet in a heavyweight clash at Signal Iduna Park this Tuesday night.

Dortmund then go to 1899 Hoffenheim on Friday night in their final match before the winter break. RB Leipzig’s final fixture before the break is at home to FC Augsburg on Saturday, whilst Fortuna Düsseldorf host Union Berlin the following day.

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