German Bundesliga Wrap: Leipzig Beat Schalke 04 To Go Second

RB Leipzig have moved into second spot on the German Bundesliga table after they defeated former occupants Schalke 04 3-1 at home in their week 18 clash.

French forward Jean-Kevin Augustin missed a fantastic opportunity to put Leipzig into the lead from the penalty spot but he didn’t take it however that didn’t stop the hosts from taking a first half lead through future Liverpool player Naby Keita.

Schalke 04 emerged from the interval reinvigorated and they deservedly levelled through ageless Brazilian defender Naldo.

The home side thereafter delivered a huge blow on the visitors with two goals in two minutes from substitute Timo Werner and Bruma thereby giving Leipzig a 3-1 victory which was enough to leapfrog them above their opponents as well as a first defeat since September.

Week 18 Results (Saturday)

Augsburg 1-0 Hamburg

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Freiburg

VfB Stuttgart 1-0 Hertha Berlin

RB Leipzig 3-1 Schalke 04

Werder Bremen 1-1 TSG Hoffenheim

Hannover 96 3-2 Mainz 05

Standings (Top 6) via Points:

1. Bayern Munich 44

2. RB Leipzig 31

3. Schalke 04 30

4. Borussia Dortmund 28

5. Bayer Leverkusen 28

6. Borussia Moenchengladbach 28