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Bundesliga: Promoted Leipzig stun Wolfsburg, go to third

October 17, 2016 11:04 IST

RB Leipzig's Emil Forsberg secured a 1-0 win at VfL Wolfsburg with a second-half goal to atone for earlier missing a penalty as the promoted club moved within two points of the Bundesliga top spot on Sunday.

RB Leipzig players celebrate a goal against Hamburg during their Bundesliga match on SundayThe 24-year-old Swede missed the target with his 17th minute spot kick but did much better in the 70th when he was left far too much space and curled the ball past keeper Koen Casteels from 20 metres for his third goal of the campaign.

His penalty miss was the fifth on this matchday, setting a Bundesliga record.

The result lifted Leipzig -- the first Bundesliga newcomers since the 1964/65 season to be unbeaten after seven matches -- into third spot on 15 points, level with second-placed Cologne.

It was Wolfsburg's sixth straight match without a win as the 2009 champions dropped to 14th on six points.

Mainz 05 moved up to seventh on 11 points after beating Darmstadt 98 2-1 away earlier on Sunday.

Bayern are in first place on 17 points after drawing 2-2 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Image: RB Leipzig players celebrate a goal against Hamburg during their Bundesliga match on Sunday

Photograph: Bundesliga/Twitter

 

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