Leipzig ce­ment top spot with win in Freiburg

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Bun­desliga lead­ers RB Leipzig won a sev­enth suc­ces­sive league game yes­ter­day evening, kick­ing off Match­day 12 with a thrilling 4-1 vic­tory away to SC Freiburg.

Sit­ting three points clear at the top of the ta­ble go­ing into this match, the vis­i­tors un­der­stand­ably be­gan with a swag­ger and took the lead af­ter just 80 sec­onds when Naby Keita hit a stun­ning long-range drive into the top cor­ner.

Freiburg equalised against the run of play shortly af­ter­wards through Flo­rian Nieder­lech­ner's

Week­end sport on TV To­day

Foot­ball 1.30pm, GO Sports 2, English Premier League, Burn­ley-Manch­ester City (live) 4pm, GO Sports 2, English Premier League, Liver­pool-Sun­der­land (live) 6pm, GO Sports 1, Ital­ian Serie A, Torino-ChievoVerona (live) 6.15pm, GO Sports 3, English Premier League, Le­ices­ter C.-Mid­dles­brough (de­layed) 6.15pm, GO Sports 4, English Premier League, Swansea-Crys­tal P. (de­layed) 6.15pm, GO Sports 6, English Premier League, Hull C.-West Bromwich well-taken header, but Timo Werner re­stored Leipzig's ad­van­tage be­fore half-time with two ex­cel­lent goals.

The hosts were much im­proved af­ter the break and no longer af­forded their vis­i­tors the same space to op­er­ate in.

How­ever, the Black Forest out­fit strug­gled to break down their guests and never se­ri­ously threat­ened to score again.

In­deed, Leipzig re­mained threat­en­ing through­out and Mar­cel Sab­itzer put the re­sult be­yond any doubt late on, finishing (de­layed) 6.30pm, GO Sports 2, English Premier League, Chelsea-Tot­ten­ham H. (live) 8.45pm, GO Sports 2, Ital­ian Serie A, Em­poli-AC Mi­lan (live) Mo­tor-rac­ing 11am, GO Sports 1, F1 Eti­had Air­ways Abu Dhabi GP – prac­tice 3 (live) 2pm, GO Sports 1, F1 Eti­had Air­ways Abu Dhabi GP – qual­i­fy­ing (live) Golf 2am, GO Sports 1, PGA Euro­pean Tour – World Cup of Golf – Day 4 (live)

To­mor­row

Foot­ball smartly from Emil Fors­berg's pass to help coach Ralph Hasen­hüttl's side stay top of the ta­ble for an­other week.

Werner was ruth­lessly ef­fi­cient in front of goal for Leipzig, scor­ing with his only two shots to quell Freiburg's hopes of tak­ing any­thing from the game. The 20year-old's pace, move­ment and eye for goal were again de­ci­sive for the league lead­ers.

Werner has now scored seven times in 2016/17; a per­sonal sin­gle-sea­son record for the for­ward.

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