LEIPZIG MAINTAIN UNBEATEN START TO GO SECOND
RB LEIPZIG maintained their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga with a 3-1 defeat of Werder Bremen yesterday to go second in the table behind Bayern Munich while Schalke escaped the relegation playoff spot. Naby Keita’s superb solo goal in the 42nd minute separated the teams in a low-key first half and his header in 75 secured the points. Bremen cut the deficit within 70 seconds through Serge Gnabry before Davie Selke found an empty net in injury time against his former club. Leipzig are now just two points behind record champions Bayern, who lead the division having defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 on Saturday. And Leipzig are two games off Duisburg’s 1993/94 record of 10 unbeaten at the start of a top-flight campaign as a newly promoted side. Bremen drop to 15th as a result of Schalke leaping out of the playoff berth to 14th thanks to beating Mainz 3-0 on a double from Nabil Bentaleb either side of Max Meyer’s strike.