900 travelling RBL fans watched their team compete in a high-intensity game from the very offest. Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the visitors after ten minutes, converting a penalty after Willi Orban brought down his man in the area. Die Roten Bullen replied almost instantaneously, when Marcel Sabitzer curled a delightful freekick into the upper right-hand corner of the Leverkusen net, past a motionless Lukas Hradecky. It was the hosts, however, who retook the lead. Kai Havertz received the ball on the outer edge of the box and curled in an unsaveable shot, as custodian Péter Gulácsi was forced to watch on. Leipzig went into the changing rooms at the break a goal down.
The second 45 minutes proved to be a completely different affair. Changing to a 3-5-2 formation, RBL began to play more attacking and direct football, taking a hold on the game. This dominance showed as the visitors went on to score three second-half goals. Timo Werner got the equaliser in the 64th minute, making it 2-2 with a precise solo finish. Less than 10 minutes later, Die Roten Bullen took the lead after a handball in the Leverkusen penalty area, with Emil Forsberg slotting away the resulting penalty. From there, RBL didn't look back, going on to score a magnificent fourth goal. Substitute Matheus Cunha shimmied his way through the Leverkusen defence before scoring an exquisite chip to seal a 4-2 victory for Leipzig, their sixth Bundesliga away win in a row.