Bundesliga wrap: Leipzig goes top as Bayern stumbles

Nicholas Mendola

RB Leipzig has seized first place on the table ahead of Sunday’s match between Gladbach and Freiburg, but Bayern Munich failed to take advantage of its chance with a home loss courtesy of a Leon Bailey double.

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Paderborn 2-3 RB Leipzig

The new table leaders — at least for a day — scored twice in the first four minutes and added a third in the 26th to account for a 3-0 advantage that was soured a bit in the second half. Timo Werner had a goal and an assist for Leipzig, with Patrik Schick and Marcel Sabitzer also finding the back of the net.

Bayern Munich 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

A share of first place eluded the Allianz Arena set, as Jamaican striker Leon Bailey sandwiched a pair of goals around Thomas Muller’s 34th minute marker for the hosts. An 81st minute red card to Jonathan Tah opened the door to no avail despite nearly 75 percent of the ball and 21 shots. Bayern will finish the weekend at least three points back of the throne room.


Hertha Berlin 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Jurgen Klinsmann’s home debut came close to a stirring result. BVB had taken a 2-0 lead after 17 minutes through goals from Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard, but Vladimir Danda scored in the 34th for the hosts and Mats Hummels’ poor week continued with a 45th minute yellow card. But a 13-7 shot advantage could not produce a second goal as Hertha fell into 16th.

Hoffenheim 1-1 Fortuna Dusseldorf

The visitors came back for a point thanks in part to their American duo, as Alfredo Morales assisted on captain Rouwen Hennings‘ 87th minute equalizer and Zach Steffen made five saves and was a tidy 88 percent passer to move Fortuna a point clear of the Bottom Three.

Elsewhere
Schalke 2-1 Union Berlin — Friday
Koln 1-1 Augsburg
Borussia Monchengladbach v. Freiburg — 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Wolfsburg v. Werder Bremen — Noon ET Sunday
Mainz v. Eintracht Frankfurt — 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday

STANDINGS

Team

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Home

Away

PTS

 RB Leipzig

13

8

3

2

36

15

21

3-2-1

5-1-1

27

 Mönchengladbach

12

8

1

3

24

13

11

4-1-1

4-0-2

25

 FC Schalke 04

13

7

4

2

24

16

8

3-3-1

4-1-1

25

 Bayern Munich

13

7

3

3

34

18

16

4-1-2

3-2-1

24

 Borussia Dortmund

13

6

5

2

28

19

9

4-2-0

2-3-2

23

 SC Freiburg

12

6

4

2

21

13

8

3-2-1

3-2-1

22

 Bayer Leverkusen

13

6

4

3

20

17

3

2-4-1

4-0-2

22

 1899 Hoffenheim

13

6

3

4

18

20

-2

3-1-3

3-2-1

21

 VfL Wolfsburg

12

5

5

2

13

10

3

2-3-1

3-2-1

20

 Eintracht Frankfurt

12

5

2

5

21

18

3

4-2-1

1-0-4

17

 1. FC Union Berlin

13

5

1

7

16

19

-3

4-0-3

1-1-4

16

 FC Augsburg

13

3

5

5

18

25

-7

2-2-2

1-3-3

14

 Fortuna Düsseldorf

13

3

3

7

16

24

-8

2-1-3

1-2-4

12

 FSV Mainz 05

12

4

0

8

17

31

-14

2-0-3

2-0-5

12

 Werder Bremen

12

2

5

5

19

26

-7

1-2-3

1-3-2

11

 Hertha BSC Berlin

13

3

2

8

18

27

-9

2-0-4

1-2-4

11

 1. FC Köln

13

2

2

9

12

28

-16

1-1-4

1-1-5

8

 SC Paderborn

13

1

2

10

16

32

-16

1-0-6

0-2-4

5

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