January 20, 2018 / 4:44 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Freiburg stun Leipzig, Leverkusen move into second place

BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Lowly Freiburg stunned RB Leipzig 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, coming from a goal down and scoring twice in four minutes to spoil their opponents’ chance of cutting leaders Bayern Munich’s advantage.

Leipzig’s Timo Werner broke the deadlock when he dribbled past two defenders and fired in a left-footed shot that went in off the post in the 65th minute.

But their joy was short-lived as Freiburg struck twice in four minutes for an unexpected win.

Janik Haberer drilled in from 12 metres in the 72nd minute and before Leipzig could recover, they struck again through Robin Koch, whose maiden Bundesliga goal last week earned a point for his club.

Leipzig now drop to third place on 31, as many as Bayer Leverkusen, who are second with a better goal difference following their 4-1 demolition of Hoffenheim.

In-form Leon Bailey opened their account in the first half before Julian Baumgartlinger added another and Lucas Alario grabbed a double.

Bayern, top on 44, play Werder Bremen on Sunday while Borussia Dortmund are fifth after their 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Friday. (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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