RB Leipzig registered their very first win over Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich on Sunday. They gave a setback to Bundesliga winner with their 2-1 victory as they end their 18 matches unbeaten run. Timo Werner and Naby Keita earned the victory for Leipzig coming back from behind after Sandro Wagner early lead for Bayern Munich.
It was a big game considering Leipzig growing popularity and Bayern’s stronghold in Bundesliga, but both sides’ managers opted to give rest to their regular players following on to midweek European games. it helped Leipzig to play on level terms with the Bavarians, and they made them suffer.
Yussuf Poulsen almost gave Bayern an early setback coming close to scoring, but Leipzig suffered an early blow with Marcel Sabitzer injury. It forced Timo Werner to come on the pitch little earlier than expected and he might have blamed himself if Bayern would have won this game.
Two minutes of Werner introduction and Bayern lead through Sandro Wagner’s goal. He met James Rodriguez’s fine cross and head back across Peter Gulacsi. It brought an emergency in Leipzig players to go on the scoresheet. Bruma AND Werner both tested Ulreich before Naby Keita finally managed to level the term.
Leipzig didn’t want to make the mistake of last season as they continue to attack in second-half as well. Werner gave the lead to Leipzig in 56th minute latching onto Keita’s perfectly-timed through ball. He runs in between Niklas Sule and Mats Hummels and gave a composed finish to Keita’s visionary ball.
It finally ends Bayern 18 game unbeaten run and Leipzig find solace in beating them. It took only four Bundesliga meeting for the newly promoted side to beat the Bavarians. They came close last season as well but in the end, they lose 4-5 at their home ground Red Bull Arena. This time they made sure, the won’t make the mistake of last season and finally, come up with a victory over the Bundesliga leaders.