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Great night in Gelsenkirchen!

Almost 2,000 RBL fans accompany the Bulls | Dominant performance | 1-0 up a half time | Efficient in the second half | Sabitzer, Werner, Halstenberg, Angelino and Forsberg with the goals | Nkunku registers four assists

A Topspiel win! The Red Bulls stomped to an emphatic 5-0 win over Schalke. A dominant first half performance was just lacking that cutting edge as Julian Nagelsmann's side went into the break with a narrow 1-0 lead. The second half started just as the first, however this time they made their dominance pay with a flurry of goals. The only negative from the game was that Konrad Laimer picked up his fifth yellow card of the season, and will miss next week's game against Leverkusen through suspension.

The first half was characterised by the number of shots had by each side, with Leipzig dominating by ten shots to Schalke's zero. However, the Bulls failed to add to their early lead through Marcel Sabitzer's long range strike, going into half time just one goal to the good.

Finding the back of the net certainly wasn't a problem for Leipzig in the second half, with Timo Werner doubling their lead shortly after the restart (61'). Marcel Halstenberg (68'), Angelino (80') and Emil Forsberg (89') made the score line all the more flattering in what was a heavily deserved victory. Christopher Nkunku was one of the stand-out performers, assisting four of Leipzig's five goals. Nagelsmann's side now sit in second place in the Bundesliga table, hunting down the leaders Bayern!

Line-ups

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Julian Nagelsmann picks Konrad Laimer. The Austrian regained his fitness in time and starts against Schalke. Also, Upamecano replaces Ethan Ampadu.
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A moment of reflection. A minute's silence for the victims of the attack in Hanau.

Match facts

Highlights

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1': GOAL FOR RBL! What a start. First shot, first goal! Timo Werner feeds Marcel Sabitzer, who shoots from distance. It's in; 1-0!
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5': Konrad Laimer picks up a yellow card. He will miss Bayer Leverkusen through suspension.
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31': Werner cuts inside, but his shot is blocked. The ball falls to Sabitzer, whose shot is over the bar.
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35': Sabitzer finds Patrik Schick in the box with a fantastic ball in, but the Czech's effort is wide. Not much action to speak of for the remainder of the half. 1-0 to Leipzig at the break.
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57': Leipzig counter quickly. Sabitzer cannot finish though.
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61': GOAL FOR RBL! Nkunku gives it to Werner, who cuts in from the left and blasts it into the top corner; 2-0!
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67': Nübel denies substitute Yussuf Poulsen.
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68': GOAL FOR RBL! Nkunku takes the corner, Halstenberg meets it and heads home; 3-0!
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80': GOAL FOR RBL! Angelino dribbles into the box and hits it low and hard across the keeper. It's in; 4-0!
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Angelino's first goal for the club!
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89': GOAL FOR RBL! Emil Forsberg puts the icing on the cake. It ends 5-0 to Leipzig and we remain hot on Bayern's heels.

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