RB Leipzig does excellent business through new win over Freiburg

RB Leipzig does excellent business through new win over Freiburg
RB Leipzig’s Kevin Kampl outsmarts Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken

NOS Football

Albeit with less impressive figures, but RB Leipzig managed to beat Freiburg again: 0-1. Leipzig – which won 5-1 over the Freiburgers just last Tuesday, reaching the final of the German Cup – climbs to third place due to Union Berlin’s defeat at Augsburg (1-0).

As at the beginning of the week, Leipzig had the better of the game. Especially Timo Werner created danger in the first half. The Leipzig attacker fired several shots, one of which hit the post.

More than fifteen minutes before time, substitute Kevin Kampl suddenly found himself free in front of the Freiburg goal after a tangle. The eventual matchwinner outsmarted Mark Flekken, the Dutch goalie at Freiburg.

Expensive defeat

The victory turned out to be worth gold for RB Leipzig, as Union Berlin went down at low-fly Augsburg. There, too, it was 1-0.

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The team from Berlin had the better of the game especially in the first half. Augsburg, where Jeffrey Gouweleeuw played the whole match, countered more later in the game. And just after halftime there was even a goal: Dion Beljo scored the only goal with a volley.

The first four spots in the league entitle to Champions League soccer. Union Berlin drops to fourth place due to the defeat. Freiburg also has to drop one spot. Flekken’s club is now fifth with as many points as Union.

Later tonight, Bayern Munich – which is battling for the title together with Borussia Dortmund – will visit Werder Bremen.

Kayleigh Williams