Keita and Werner help RB Leipzig to stun champions-elect Bayern


Keita and Werner help RB Leipzig to stun champions-elect Bayern

James Rodríguez hace magistral asistencia ante el Leipzig



RB Leipzig came from a goal down to win 2-1 against Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Sunday and rekindle their Champions League hopes.

RB Leipzig came from a goal down with Naby Keita scoring once and setting up the other goal to stun Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 on Sunday and rekindle their Champions League hopes.

Keita and Werner press for top four

It was Leipzig's first ever win over the Bavarians and moved them up to 43 points in sixth place and within striking distance of a top four finish.

During a weekend when Bayern could have wrapped up the title with seven matches to spare, the champions ended up having their lead at the top of the Bundesliga standings cut to 17 points after second-placed Schalke 04 beat Wolfsburg 1-0 on Saturday.

Defeat for Schalke would have meant Bayern would have secured a sixth successive Bundesliga title had they beaten Leipzig on Sunday. The leaders remained on 66 points with Schalke on 49 and third placed Borussia Dortmund on 48.

Bayern striker Sandro Wagner confirmed his fine form, heading in a perfect James Rodriguez cross in the 12th minute to score for the third straight game in all competitions as he vies for a spot on Germany's World Cup squad.

But after that Keita, who will join Liverpool at the end of the season, took over for Leipzig, levelling in 37th by scoring on the rebound after Timo Werner's effort was blocked.

He then caught the Bayern defence napping and sent the Germany striker through for the winner in the 56th in what was Bayern's third league loss of the season.

Batshuayi secures Dortmund third place

Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi scored a spectacular first-half winner to lead his team to a 1-0 home victory over Hanover 96 that kept them on course for a top-three Bundesliga finish.

The 24-year-old Belgium striker, who arrived on loan from Chelsea in January, grabbed his sixth Bundesliga goal in seven games with an eye-catching backheeled volley in the 24th minute from a corner. Batshuayi also hit the woodwork at the start of the game as did team mate Maximilian Philipp late on.

It was by no means a dominant performance from Dortmund, who exited the Europa League in midweek, but it was enough to lift them to one point behind Schalke.

The top four teams qualify automatically for the Champions League group stage next season.


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