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RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen 2-3

Stadium: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
Competition: German Bundesliga, #RBLB04
Season: 2023/24, 20 January 2024, Weekday 18

Key Notes:
– Hincapie’s decisive goal marked his inaugural Bundesliga goal for the season.
– It is the fifth occasion in Bundesliga history where a team (B04) has maintained an undefeated record throughout the initial 18 matchdays.
– AFC Asian Cup 2023 underway
– African Cup of Nations 2024 underway
– Three out of Tah’s four Bundesliga goals this season have been scored from corner situations.
1:0, 1:1, 2:1, 2:2, 2:3

RBL: (Marco Rose)
Blaswich – Klostermann (c), Simakan (Henrichs 74′), Castello, Raum – Olmo (Baumgartner 74′), Seiwald (Kampl 74′), Schlager, Xavi (Elmas 84) – Openda, Šeško (Poulsen 74′)

B04: (Xabi Alonso)
Hrádecký (c) – Stanišić, Tah, Hincapié – Frimpong (Tella 31′), Palacios (Andrich 88′), Xhaka, Grimaldo – Hofmann, Wirtz – Schick (Hložek 90’+2).


Bayer Leverkusen, the Bundesliga leaders, displayed resilience by overcoming a goal deficit twice and secured a 3-2 victory against RB Leipzig on Saturday, maintaining their unbeaten record in the league this season. Piero Hincapie’s second-half stoppage-time goal proved decisive in securing the win.

This marks the second consecutive match in which Xabi Alonso’s team clinched victory with a last-minute goal, following their stoppage-time triumph over Augsburg last week. Leverkusen remains undefeated in 27 consecutive matches across all competitions this season, currently holding 48 points from 18 games.

As of now, they lead the league standings, with second-placed Bayern Munich, set to play Werder Bremen on Sunday, trailing with 41 points from 16 matches. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig, experiencing their first three-game winless streak under coach Marco Rose, sits fourth on the table with 33 points, tied with fifth-placed Borussia Dortmund, who secured a 4-0 victory over Cologne.

1:0 Xavi (7′)

1:1 Tella (47′)

2:1 Openda (56)

2:2 Tah (63′)

2:3 Hincapie (90+1′)

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Mario Hren