Werder 1-2 Leipzig: The Red Bulls made to work hard for victory

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RB Leipzig strolled past Werder Bremen with a 2-1 win on Saturday at the Wohninvest Weserstadion. Werder were looking forward to playing again after losing 6-1 to Bayern Munich in their last match while Leipzig were coming from consecutive wins against SC Freiburg and Hoffenheim. Werder are now in 9th place, with 21 points from 15 matches, while Leipzig sit in 2nd, with 28 points from 15.

The first half of the match started well for The Red Bulls, when Andre Silva found the net in the 13th minute, saw out the first half 1-0.

Werder took the lead in the second half, with a goal from Christian Gross, 57 minutes in. Leipzig in turn, then responded in the 70th minute, grabbing the lead with an effort from Xaver Schlager. When the final whistle blew, the result was 2-1 to Leipzig.

Substitutions for Werder included Nicolai Rapp, Jens Stage, Niklas Schmidt, Oliver Burke and Eren Dinkci for Christian Gross, Leonardo Bittencourt, Amos Pieper, Romano Schmid and Anthony Jung, respectively. Leipzig brought on Dani Olmo, Kevin Kampl, Yussuf Poulsen and Marcel Halstenberg, to replace Emil Forsberg, Amadou Haidara, Andre Silva and Dominik Szoboszlai.

There were bookings for Niklas Stark from Werder, and Amadou Haidara and Emil Forsberg, for Leipzig.

Werder will next play FC Köln away, with Leipzig facing Bayern Munich at home.

Technical card:
Werder Bremen:Jiri Pavlenka, Marco Friedl, Amos Pieper (Niklas Schmidt, min.80), Niklas Stark, Mitchell Weiser, Romano Schmid (Oliver Burke, min.86), Leonardo Bittencourt (Jens Stage, min.72), Christian Gross (Nicolai Rapp, min.71), Anthony Jung (Eren Dinkci, min.86), Niclas Fullkrug and Marvin Ducksch
RB Leipzig:Janis Blaswich, Benjamin Henrichs, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, David Raum, Dominik Szoboszlai (Marcel Halstenberg, min.83), Xaver Schlager, Amadou Haidara (Kevin Kampl, min.76), Emil Forsberg (Dani Olmo, min.72), Andre Silva (Yussuf Poulsen, min.83) and Christopher Nkunku
Stadium:the Wohninvest Weserstadion
Goals:Andre Silva (0-1, min. 13), Christian Gross (1-1, min. 57) and Xaver Schlager (1-2, min. 70)