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Can RB Leipzig finish what they’ve started? – Round 18 of the 2019/20 German Bundesliga

 

RB Leipzig’s lead at the top of the Bundeslig has doubled.
Leipzig now has a 4 point lead in the title race but Bayern Munich is the team on their heels.
Borussia Monchengladbach falls to third after being the only side in the top four to suffer defeat over the round.
Monchengladbach’s defeat has allowed Borussia Dortmund to close in on third place.

With the exception of Monchengladbach, the team in the top 6 were all on the winning side.

Freiburg getting a win while Hoffenheim failing to do the same has caused the two clubs to switch positions in the league standings.

Werder Bremen takes a ‘1-0’ win against Fortuna Dusseldorf to move out of the relegation zone.

Paderborn sits were they started; bottom of the league on 12 points.

 

Schalke 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Goal Scorers Schalke – Suat Serdar 48′ Michael Gregoritsch 58′

FC Koln 3-1 Wolfsburg
Goal Scorers FC Koln – Jhon Cordoba 22′ 45+2′ Jonas Hector 62′
Goal Scorers Wolfsburg – Renato Steffen 66′

Augsburg 3-5 Borussia Dortmund
Goal Scorers Augsburg – Florian Niederlechner 34′ 55′ Marco Richter 46′
Goal Scorers Borussia Dortmund – Julian Brandt 49′ Erling Braut Haaland 59′ 70′ 79′ Jadon Sancho 61′

Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-1 Werder Bremen
Goal Scorers Werder Bremen – Florian Kastenmeier 67′(og)

Mainz 1-2 Freiburg
Goal Scorers Mainz – Jean-Philippe Mateta 82′
Goal Scorers Augsburg – Chang-Hoon Kwon 28′ Nils Petersen 41′

Hoffenheim 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goal Scorers Hoffenhem – Konstanticnos Stafylidis 48′
Goal Scorers Eintracht Frankfurt – Bas Dost 18′ Timothy Chandler 62′

RB Leipzig 3-1 Union Berlin
Goal Scorers Rb Leipzig – Timo Werner 51′ 83′ Marcel Sabitzer 57′
Goal Scorers Union Berlin – Marius Bulter 10′

Hertha Berlin 0-4 Bayern Munich
Goal Scorers Bayern Munich -Thomas Muller 60′ Robert Lewandowski 73′(pen) Thiago Alcantara 76′ Ivan Perisic 84′

Paderborn 1-4 Bayer Leverkusen
Goal Scorers Paderborn – Dennis Srbeny 51′
Goal Scorers Bayer Leverkusen – Kevin Volland 11′ 14′ Julian Baumgartlinger 36′ Kai Havertz 75′

 

Timo Werner added two goals to his tally as RB Leipzig bounced back in the second-half to do the expected and beat Union Berlin.
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) lead the scoring list with 20 goals each; that is 9 more goals than the nearest player on the list.

Timo Werner – 20 goals
Robert Lewandowki – 20 goals
Rouwen Hennings – 11 goals

Schalke found two goals in the second-half to beat a Borussia Monchengladbach side that was in the game to chase for the top spot in the league.

Jhon Cordoba’s first-half brace allowed FC Koln to seal the three points with a ‘3-1’ win against Wolfsburg.

Erlin Braut Haaland debut from the bench with a hatrick goal for Borussia Dortmund to come from 3-1 down to win ‘5-3’ away against Augsburg.

Florian Kastenmeier’s own goal lead to Fortuna Dusseldorf’s defeat to Werder Bremen.

Bayern Munich found 4 unanswered goals in the final third of the game time to win convincingly against Hertha Berlin.

Bayer Leverkusen ended the round of matches with a convincing ‘4-1- road win against recently-promoted Paderborn.

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