After a hard fight, RB Leipzig defeated Union Berlin 1-0 in the 17th round of the Bundesliga. The Bulls advanced into second place in the table with the victory. They’re just four points behind the Bayern leaders. The other matches on Wednesday saw some unexpected outcomes.
RB Leipzig is following Bayern Munich, who are first in the league, and they fought a tough duel with them on Wednesday.
In the table, the two teams are four points apart. They could get closer to the leaders if the results go well for the Bulls. This season, the Union looks solid and has already shown that it can stand up to the best, as Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen have won.
RB Leipzig had a major advantage in the first part of the game in every section of the ground. They dominated the game, they were constantly in the half of the opponent, but they struggled to break through Union Berlin’s last line. Visitors just defended themselves – and they did so well that no simple circumstance was allowed.
In the second half, Julian Nagelsman’s players came out even more fired up. For a long time, they were bashing their heads against the wall, before they eventually broke through it with consistency. Emil Forsberg took advantage of a Danie Olmo pass in the 70th minute and gave the Bulls the lead.
The Berlin guests became a little more involved on the offensive, but it was of little use. RB Leipzig won and will not give an inch to Bayern. The Bavarian team must be cautious, for the Bulls are just waiting for a stumble.
Armenia Bielefeld surprised in other matches, beating higher-ranked VfB Stuttgart 3:0 on their home pitch in particular.
The match was much more closely balanced between Freiburg and Eintracht. In the 6th minute, the visitors took the lead, which they lost at half-time.
They struggled for a draw to the end and in the 76th minute, they pressured their opponents into an error, which resulted in a goal of their own and the division of points.