Bundesliga roundup: RB Leipzig goes top as Bayer Leverkusen slip up
Bayer Leverkusen fell to their second defeat in Bundesliga this season which sees them slip to second place. They had been top of the league after an impressive start of the season but they lost the last match of 2020 and are now starting 2021 on the wrong foot.
Nadiem Amiri opened the scoring in the 10th for Bayer Leverkusen against Eintracht Frankfurt. Then, Amin Younes levelled for the hosts in the 22nd minute.
With the game tied in the first half, it could have swung in any direction. Yet, it was an Edmond Tapsoba own goal that did Bayer Leverkusen in. It meant that the inform league contenders were now losing ground fast.
RB Leipzig sneak into first
VfB Stuttgart hosted RB Leipzig on Saturday 2 January 2021 in Bundesliga matchday restart. The visitors seemed to have all the best chances of the game and had the chance to score earlier.
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Emil Forsberg got the opportunity to open the scoring from the penalty spot but he fluffed his chance. Then, Daniel Olmo finally found the back of the net in the 67th minute.
New year, new win ?
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) January 2, 2021
RB Leipzig’s win means that they are now the Bundesliga’s leader. They are one point above defending champions, Bayern Munich. Their lead may actually be short-lived because Bayern Munich hosts 17th placed Mainz 05.
Other results from Saturday’s Bundesliga matches are:
1. FC Köln 0 – 1 Augsburg
Arminia Bielefeld 0 – 1 Borussia Moenchengladbach
Hoffenheim 1 – 3 Freiburg
Werder Bremen 0 – 2 Union Berlin
Hertha Berlin 3 – 0 Schalke 04