German Bundesliga
B Leverkusen2RB Leipzig3

Bayer Leverkusen 2-3 RB Leipzig

Leipzig
RB Leipzig were only founded seven years ago

RB Leipzig went top of the Bundesliga after coming from behind to beat Bayer Leverkusen in a thrilling game.

Kevin Kampl gave Leverkusen an early lead but Julian Baumgartlinger's own goal levelled the score.

Julian Brandt restored the hosts' lead but Hakan Calhanoglu had a penalty saved when he could have made it 3-1.

Leipzig took advantage and Emil Forsberg ran from his own half to fire home an equaliser before Willi Orban headed a late winner.

The controversial club, who have now won six league games in a row, have became the first promoted team to go 11 games unbeaten at the start of a Bundesliga season.

RB Leipzig were founded in 2009 and, with the backing of Red Bull, won four promotions in seven seasons to reach the top flight for the first time this year.

Bayern Munich will go back to the top if they beat Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday (17:30 GMT).

Line-ups

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 39Henrichs
  • 4Tah
  • 21ToprakBooked at 73mins
  • 18Wendell
  • 44Kampl
  • 15BaumgartlingerSubstituted forHavertzat 82'minutes
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 19Brandt
  • 10CalhanogluSubstituted forVollandat 64'minutes
  • 14MehmediSubstituted forHernándezat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dragovic
  • 7Hernández
  • 13Hilbert
  • 23da Costa
  • 28Özcan
  • 29Havertz
  • 31Volland

RB Leipzig

  • 32Gulácsi
  • 13IlsankerBooked at 53mins
  • 4OrbanBooked at 51mins
  • 33CompperSubstituted forSchmitzat 30'minutes
  • 23Halstenberg
  • 8KeitaBooked at 56mins
  • 31Demme
  • 7Sabitzer
  • 10ForsbergSubstituted forKaiserat 90'minutes
  • 9PoulsenSubstituted forBurkeat 64'minutes
  • 11Werner

Substitutes

  • 1Coltorti
  • 6Khedira
  • 14Franke
  • 19Burke
  • 20Schmitz
  • 24Kaiser
  • 27Selke
Referee:
Dr. Felix Brych
Attendance:
27,752

Match Stats

Home TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamRB Leipzig
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, RB Leipzig 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, RB Leipzig 3.

Hand ball by Charles Aránguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Burke (RB Leipzig).

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig).

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Dominik Kaiser replaces Emil Forsberg.

Foul by Charles Aránguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Naby Keita (RB Leipzig).

Attempt missed. Charles Aránguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Volland with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Naby Keita.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Brandt.

Attempt missed. Willi Orban (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a cross following a corner.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Jonathan Tah.

Charles Aránguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Demme (RB Leipzig).

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Kai Havertz replaces Julian Baumgartlinger.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, RB Leipzig 3. Willi Orban (RB Leipzig) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a cross following a corner.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Jonathan Tah.

Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Naby Keita (RB Leipzig).

Attempt saved. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benno Schmitz.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Benno Schmitz.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Chicharito replaces Admir Mehmedi.

Booking

Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Oliver Burke (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcel Sabitzer.

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Péter Gulácsi.

Attempt saved. Julian Baumgartlinger (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, RB Leipzig 2. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Naby Keita following a fast break.

Offside, RB Leipzig. Stefan Ilsanker tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Foul by Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Diego Demme (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Oliver Burke replaces Yussuf Poulsen.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig118302391427
2Bayern Munich107302461824
3Hoffenheim105501811720
4Hertha Berlin106221710720
5B Dortmund1053225121318
6Köln10532167918
7Frankfurt10532148618
8B Leverkusen115151818016
9Freiburg105051316-315
10Mainz104241718-114
11B Mgladbach103341015-512
12Schalke103251312111
13Augsburg103251014-411
14Wolfsburg10235913-49
15Darmstadt102261020-108
16Werder Bremen102171227-157
17Ingolstadt10028721-142
18Hamburg10028423-192
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