RB Leipzig 2-1 Borussia Dortmund: Yussuf Poulsen’s second-half strike sinks visitors in an enthralling encounter
- RB Leipzig beat second-placed Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena
- Christopher Nkunku’s composed finish gave Leipzig the lead after 29 minutes
- Marco Reus put Dortmund on level terms seven minutes after the interval
- Yussuf Poulsen restored Leipzig’s lead with a tap-in from Nkunku’s cross
RB Leipzig stretched their unbeaten run to five games after beating title chasing Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at the Red Bull Arena.
Christopher Nkunku gave Leipzig the lead just before the half-hour mark after he rounded Gregor Kobal, following a superb pass from a Josko Gvardiol.
Dortmund got on level terms though Marco Reus seven minutes into the second-half. But Leipzig continued to dominate and were rewarded when Yussuf Poulsen’s close-range strike restored their lead 68 minutes in.
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RB Leipzig (3-4-2-1) : Gulácsi, Henrichs, Simakan, Gvardiol – Mukiele, Angeliño, Haidara, Adams, Nkunku, Szoboszlai, Poulsen.
Subs: Forsberg, Brobbey, Olmo, Moriba, Laimer, Martinez, Silva, Navoa, Kampl
Scorers: Nkunku (29′) Poulsen (69′)
Manager: Jesse Marsch
Borussia Dortmund (3-4-2-1) : Kobel, Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Pongračić, Bellingham, Witsel, Hazard, Brandt, Reus, Malen
Subs: Zagadou, Moukoko, Jesus, Tigges, Passlack, Hitz, Knauff, Papadopoulos
Scorer: Reus (52′)
Booked: Witsel, Bellingham, Reus
Manager: Marco Rose
Leipzig’s Tyler Adams (left) and Dortmund’s Marco Reus (right) challenge for the ball
The win on Saturday ended Leipzig’s four-year winless run against Borussia Dortmund
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