RB Leipzig end Dortmund's unbeaten stand in Bundesliga

Posted Sunday, October 15, 2017 by PA

Borussia Dortmund lost their unbeaten record and saw their Bundesliga lead cut to two points after a dramatic 3-2 home defeat to RB Leipzig.

Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were not enough as Leipzig recovered from an early deficit to claim the points in a game which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Aubameyang had put Dortmund in front with just four minutes on the clock when he capitalised on a mistake by Stefan Ilsanker to race clear and slot home.

But the visitors were level within six minutes when Marcel Sabitzer prodded the equaliser past home goalkeeper Roman Burki in a crowded box.

Leipzig's recovery was complete shortly before the half-hour mark when Yussuf Poulsen got the vital touch at close range after Bruma had left Burki stranded with a deep cross.

A wildly entertaining first period was no match for the second, which exploded into life four minutes after the restart when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was issued a straight red card for a foul in the box.

Jean-Kevin Augustin slotted home the resulting spot-kick to increase Leipzig's lead, but the visitors were also reduced to 10 men six minutes later after Ilsanker picked up two bookings in the space of as many minutes.

Aubameyang netted his second from the penalty spot in the 64th minute to give the hosts hope of salvaging something from the game.

And they should have levelled deep into stoppage time when both Aubameyang and Andriy Yarmolenko missed great chances in quick succession after a defensive mistake had given them a clear run on goal.




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