German football

Fortuna Dusseldorf – RB Leipzig 0-3: Leipzig captured the top of the table – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


RB Leipzig has at least temporarily taken the series management in the Bundesliga. The team of coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated their sixth series victory in a row in the deserved 3-0 (1-0) victory at Fortuna Düsseldorf and replaced Borussia Mönchengladbach (31) in second place with 33 points. The Gladbachers can pass again on Sunday (3.30pm) with a win at VfL Wolfsburg.

Patrik Schick (2nd place), Timo Werner (58th, penalty) and Nordi Mukiele (75th) brought Leipzig a successful dress rehearsal for the top match on Tuesday at Borussia Dortmund. After the fifth game in a row, the Düsseldorfers are still in relegation rankings with no victory.

"It was a very confident performance. At no time did I have the feeling that something could burn," Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said after the game ended CloudMicrophone. "We must now concentrate fully on Dortmund. If we want to be at the top, we have to score there as well."

The hosts had to deal with Rouwen Henning's loss at short notice. The tip (ten goals this season) was absent due to the flu. Unlike the Champions League game at Olympique Lyon, Nagelsmann switched his team to five positions.

Despite the change in personnel, the Saxons got a dream start in front of 35 387 spectators. After much preparation by Konrad Laimer, Schick met for the early trip. The guests then had everything under control. RB boomed against low-lying Dusseldorf, but to make up for it. Marcel Sabitzer led the standings (4th place).