Leipzig 3-0 Dortmund: The Red Bulls blaze past Die Borussen at Red Bull Arena

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Borussia Dortmund fell to an away defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Leipzig were looking forward to playing again after losing 4-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt in their previous fixture. Dortmund were coming from consecutive wins against Hoffenheim and Hertha. Leipzig and Dortmund currently occupy 10th and 4th spots in the table, with 8 points and 12 points respectively after 6 matches.

Leipzig didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, when Willi Orban opened the rout after only 6 minutes. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Dominik Szoboszlai just before half-time, ending the first half 2-0.

The Red Bulls continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, with a goal from Amadou Haidara, 84 minutes in, seing the match finish 3-0.

Substitutions for Leipzig included Benjamin Henrichs, Josko Gvardiol, Amadou Haidara, Kevin Kampl and Andre Silva for Mohamed Simakan, Abdou Diallo, Emil Forsberg, Konrad Laimer and Timo Werner, respectively. Dortmund brought on Giovanni Reyna, Youssoufa Moukoko, Justin Njinmah and Emre Can, to replace Marius Wolf, Julian Brandt, Salih Ozcan and Anthony Modeste.

There were bookings for Konrad Laimer and David Raum from Leipzig. For Dortmund, Thomas Meunier saw yellow.

Leipzig will next play B Mönchengladbach away, with Dortmund facing Schalke at home.

Technical card:
RB Leipzig:Peter Gulacsi, Abdou Diallo (Josko Gvardiol, min.77), Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan (Benjamin Henrichs, min.68), Dominik Szoboszlai, Xaver Schlager, Konrad Laimer (Kevin Kampl, min.86), David Raum, Timo Werner (Andre Silva, min.86), Christopher Nkunku and Emil Forsberg (Amadou Haidara, min.77)
Borussia Dortmund:Alexander Meyer, Thomas Meunier, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro, Marius Wolf (Giovanni Reyna, min.59), Salih Ozcan (Justin Njinmah, min.70), Marco Reus, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt (Youssoufa Moukoko, min.59) and Anthony Modeste (Emre Can, min.87)
Stadium:Red Bull Arena
Goals:Willi Orban (1-0, min. 6), Dominik Szoboszlai (2-0, min. 45) and Amadou Haidara (3-0, min. 84)