Schalke 0-5 RB Leipzig: Timo Werner blasts home to keep side ahead of Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga and hot on the heels of Bayern Munich
- Schalke keeper Alex Nuebel misjudged a Marcel Sabitzer shot after 50 seconds
- Leipzig waited almost an hour to strike again with their top scorer Timo Werner
- Marcel Halstenberg killed off any Schalke hopes with Leipzig’s third in the 68th
- Goals from Angelino and Emil Forsberg saw Leipzig’s biggest away win in league
RB Leipzig demolished hosts Schalke 04 5-0 on Saturday to remain in the hunt for the Bundesliga title, a point behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Schalke keeper Alex Nuebel completely misjudged a Marcel Sabitzer shot for the visitors’ lead after only 50 seconds.
Leipzig had to wait almost an hour to strike again with their top scorer Timo Werner, who netted the winner in midweek against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League, grabbing his 21st league goal with a slightly deflected shot.
Timo Werner celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the match against Schalke
Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer (third from right) celebrates after scoring the first against Schalke
Marcel Halstenberg headed into the net from a corner for the sides third in the 67th minute
Marcel Halstenberg then killed off any Schalke hopes with Leipzig’s third in the 68th before late goals from Angelino and Emil Forsberg completed Leipzig’s biggest away win ever in the Bundesliga.
Schalke, without a win in their last five league games, again showed major problems in attack and had no single effort on goal in the entire first half. They have now scored only once in their winless run.
Leipzig are on 48 points, one behind champions Bayern, winners 3-2 against Paderborn on Friday. Borussia Dortmund are third on 45 following their 2-0 win at Werder Bremen.
Angelino celebrates scoring their fourth goal in a dominant display against 6th-place Schalke
Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg (second right) celebrates after scoring the team’s fifth
Schalke’s Bastian Oczipka reacts disappointed after the 5th Leipzig goal gets fired home
Leipzig’s Angelino wears a mourning band for the victims of the Hanau attacks this week
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