Leipzig slip off ti­tle race af­ter draw

New Straits Times - - Sport -

RB Leipzig suf­fered a Ger­man ti­tle set­back on Fri­day when they were held to a 2-2 draw at Augs­burg, hand­ing cham­pi­ons Bay­ern Mu­nich the chance to go seven points clear by the end of the week­end.

The re­sult kept Leipzig in sec­ond spot on 49 points but Bay­ern would have gone to 56 points if they had de­feated sev­enth-placed Cologne in a late clash yes­ter­day.

Augs­burg, in 13th, have one of the worst home records this sea­son with just three wins and 10 goals scored be­fore Fri­day’s clash.

But Kostas Stafy­lidis gave them the lead af­ter just 19 minutes be­fore the ad­van­tage was wiped out six minutes later when Timo Werner lev­elled.

Werner, who will turn 21 to­mor­row, now has 14 goals for the sea­son.

Leipzig edged ahead af­ter 52 minutes when cen­tre-half Marvin Comp­per headed in a cor­ner taken by Swedish star Emil Fors­berg.

The visi­tors had chances to see off the game and make the three points safe but were pegged back on the hour when Martin Hin­tereg­ger equalised for Augs­burg.

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Leipzig's Marvin Comp­per heads in the sec­ond goal against Augs­burg on Fri­day.

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