LEIPZIG MAIN­TAIN UN­BEATEN START TO GO SEC­OND

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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.

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