German Bundesliga
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RB Leipzig 2-1 FC Schalke 04

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RB Leipzig were only founded in 2009 and, with the backing of Red Bull, are in the German top flight for the first time

RB Leipzig went three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after victory over Schalke, the newly promoted club's eighth straight league win.

Timo Werner's penalty gave the hosts the perfect start after Schalke keeper Ralf Faehrmann brought down the 20-year-old striker after just 19 seconds.

Sead Kolasinac equalised for Schalke before turning the ball into his own net from a free-kick to give Leipzig the win.

Schalke are eighth in the table.

RB Leipzig are one of two teams still unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season along with Hoffenheim, the team whose head coach is 29-year-old Julian Nagelsmann.

Hoffenheim beat Cologne 4-0 to climb to fourth in the table.

Elsewhere in the Bundesliga on Saturday, Marco Reus marked his first league game of the season by helping Borussia Dortmund beat his former club Borussia Monchengladbach 4-1.

The 27-year-old forward provided three assists in a game which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score twice, while Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek and France forward Ousmane Dembele also scored for the hosts.

Marco Reus celebrates
Marco Reus set up three goals in one game for the first time in his Bundesliga career

Line-ups

RB Leipzig

  • 32Gulácsi
  • 20SchmitzSubstituted forKaiserat 23'minutes
  • 13Ilsanker
  • 4Orban
  • 23HalstenbergBooked at 73mins
  • 8Keita
  • 31Demme
  • 7Sabitzer
  • 10ForsbergSubstituted forKhediraat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Poulsen
  • 11WernerSubstituted forBurkeat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coltorti
  • 6Khedira
  • 14Franke
  • 19Burke
  • 24Kaiser
  • 27Selke
  • 35Kalmár

Schalke

  • 1FährmannBooked at 1mins
  • 4HöwedesBooked at 51mins
  • 29Naldo
  • 31NastasicBooked at 39mins
  • 5GeisSubstituted forReeseat 86'minutes
  • 21SchöpfBooked at 49minsSubstituted forde Souza Paula Júniorat 86'minutes
  • 8Goretzka
  • 10BentalebBooked at 80minsSubstituted forKonoplyankaat 81'minutes
  • 6Kolasinac
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 7Meyer

Substitutes

  • 3de Souza Paula Júnior
  • 11Konoplyanka
  • 14Baba
  • 16Reese
  • 17Stambouli
  • 20Kehrer
  • 34Giefer
Referee:
Bastian Dankert
Attendance:
42,558

Match Stats

Home TeamRB LeipzigAway TeamSchalke
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, RB Leipzig 2, FC Schalke 04 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 2, FC Schalke 04 1.

Leon Goretzka (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Naby Keita (RB Leipzig).

Foul by Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Schalke 04).

Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Rani Khedira replaces Emil Forsberg.

Foul by Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Schalke 04).

Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig).

Attempt missed. Naldo (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Demme (RB Leipzig).

Attempt blocked. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Burke.

Attempt missed. Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Júnior Caiçara with a cross.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Max Meyer tries a through ball, but Júnior Caiçara is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Júnior Caiçara replaces Alessandro Schöpf.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Fabian Reese replaces Johannes Geis.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Benedikt Höwedes.

Attempt missed. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a cross following a corner.

Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Naldo.

Substitution

Substitution, RB Leipzig. Oliver Burke replaces Timo Werner.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Yevhen Konoplyanka replaces Nabil Bentaleb.

Booking

Nabil Bentaleb (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nabil Bentaleb (FC Schalke 04).

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

Foul by Leon Goretzka (FC Schalke 04).

Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Max Meyer.

Attempt saved. Johannes Geis (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig).

Max Meyer (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig).

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Ralf Fährmann tries a through ball, but Matija Nastasic is caught offside.

Booking

Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig).

Johannes Geis (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 3rd December 2016

  • RB LeipzigRB Leipzig2SchalkeFC Schalke 041
  • B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen1FreiburgSC Freiburg1
  • B DortmundBorussia Dortmund4B MgladbachBorussia Mönchengladbach1
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen2IngolstadtFC Ingolstadt1
  • Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim4Köln1. FC Köln0
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg2Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin3

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig13103029111833
2Bayern Munich139312992030
3Hertha Berlin138322213927
4Hoffenheim1367025141125
5B Dortmund1373331151624
6Frankfurt127321810824
7Köln136431812622
8Schalke135261815317
9B Leverkusen135262021-117
10Mainz135262325-217
11Freiburg135171725-816
12Augsburg123451014-413
13B Mgladbach133461322-913
14Werder Bremen133281732-1511
15Wolfsburg132471218-610
16Darmstadt122281124-138
17Ingolstadt131391024-146
18Hamburg12048827-194
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