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Leipzig and Dortmund play out 1-1 draw

Augustin fires RBL into the lead | Reus levels the scores | Fit-again Keïta returns to starting XI | 42,558 fans in the sold-out Red Bull Arena | Leipzig remain sixth

It was end-to-end stuff for much of matchday 25's Saturday night game in the Bundesliga between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, but there was nothing to separate the sides after 90 minutes, as 42,558 fans in the sold-out Red Bull Arena witnessed a deserved 1-1 draw.

The match began at lightning pace under the floodlights in Leipzig, and there could have been several goals in the opening half hour if not for the two goalkeepers and - notably in BVB's case - the offside flag. There was just the one goal in the end though, as Jean-Kévin Augustin managed to beat Dortmund's offside trap from Naby Keïta's through ball and curl the ball past Roman Bürki to open the scoring on 29 minutes. That goal spurred the visitors on to net a legitimate one of their own, however, and Marco Reus levelled for Borussia just nine minutes later.

The second half had a similar look about it, with both sides exchanging quick passes and looking to get forward, but the defences were on top after the break, resulting in a lack of clear chances. RBL seemed to have more energy about them than BVB as we entered the closing stages of the match, and substitute Bruma almost found the top corner late on, but the 1-1 was ultimately a fair result and sees Ralph Hasenhüttl's side end their run of defeats. The point means Leipzig remain sixth in the Bundesliga table.

Match stats

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Naby Keïta was fit again and set up the opening goal
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Jean-Kévin Augustin made it three goals in three Bundesliga games

Player facts

  • Ralph Hasenhüttl made three changes to the side beaten by Köln. Naby Keïta returned after shaking off his thigh strain, while Konrad Laimer and Timo Werner were also back in the starting XI.
     
  • Jean-Kévin Augustin netted his sixth goal of the season.
     
  • Naby Keïta now has three assist this campaign.
     
  • Kevin Kampl had to be withdrawn after 66 minutes because of a knock.
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The RBL fans produced a special tifo for the match

Team news

Bundesliga, MD25
RB Leipzig

1-1

Sat, 3rd March

Borussia Dortmund
18:30 CET
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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