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Leipzig defeat Frankfurt in third win of the season

Jean-Kévin Augstin (28') and Timo Werner (68') on target for Die Roten Bullen, Ante Rebic (77') for Frankfurt | 40,606 fans in the Red Bull Arena

Leipzig's busy schedule is over! Three matches in eight days ended with the third win of the season in front of 40,606 fans as Leizpig defeated Frankfurt 2-1 in an entertaining game at the Red Bull Arena. Ralph Hasenhüttl's team were dominant from the first whistle and took the lead after 28 minutes through Jean-Kévin Augustin. The Frenchman latched on to the ball in the penalty area after Hradecky pushed away Werner's drive. 

The second half proved to be more open with good openings for both sides. Leipzig were first to convert, as Werner scored his fifth goal in six Bundesliga games to make the score 2-0 before Ante Rebic pulled one back for Eintracht with just over ten minutes to go. The dying moments were fast and furious with chances at both ends and both goalkeepers were called into action. Emil Forsberg chipped the woodwork for die Roten Bullen with a left-footed curler while Marcel Sabitzer rattled the bar with a powerful header. On the other side, Eintracht put the Leipzig defence under a lot of pressure. A shot rebounded off Gulasci and almost crept in for Frankfurt, but in the end it wasn't to be and die Roten Bullen emerged with the victory and all three points. 

SQUAD UPDATE

Head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl made five changes to the team that started against Augsburg. In came Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Diego Demme, Emil Forsberg and Jean-Kévin Augstin, who scored his team's opener. Kevin Kampl who is still carrying an ankle injury missed the match against Frankfurt. 

Matchday 6
RB Leipzig

2-1:2-1

SA, 23. SEP

Eintracht Frankfurt
15:30 (CEST)
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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