Un­beaten Leipzig down Wolves to go third

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

CON­TRO­VER­SIAL new-boys RB Leipzig are up to third in the Bun­desliga af­ter claim­ing another big-name scalp in Ger­many’s top flight with a 1-0 win at VfL Wolfs­burg yes­ter­day. Swe­den in­ter­na­tional mid­fielder Emil Fors­berg’s (pix) winner gave un­beaten RB their fourth win in seven games as Wolfs­burg joined Borus­sia Dort­mund, Ham­burg and Augs­burg, in los­ing to Leipzig. The re­sult, a third de­feat in seven games with three draws and just one win, is a dis­as­ter for Wolfs­burg, who reached the Cham­pi­ons League’s knock­out stages last sea­son. They are now four­teenth, just two points from the rel­e­ga­tion places. High-pro­file sum­mer sign­ing and Ger­many striker Mario Gomez is yet to score for his new club and the lat­est de­feat could spell trou­ble for coach Di­eter Heck­ing. “We have to have dis­cus­sions and see how we re­act,” said Wolfs­burg’s di­rec­tor of sport Klaus Allofs. “We have to see that we come out of this as a club. “That could be with, or with­out, the coach.” Spon­sored by Aus­trian en­ergy drinks gi­ant Red Bull, RB Leipzig are un­pop­u­lar with fans of tra­di­tional clubs, who fear the rise of cor­po­rate-backed en­ti­ties in Ger­many’s top flight. RB were only founded in 2009, but have risen through the ranks with four pro­mo­tions in seven years to reach the Bun­desliga. Their young squad, which has no big-name stars, are win­ning over neu­tral fans by play­ing eye-catch­ing foot­ball, in­clud­ing Fors­berg’s su­perbly struck shot which curled in from out­side the box on 70 min­utes. Along­side lead­ers Bay­ern Mu­nich, sec­ond-placed Cologne and

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