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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Kevin Kampl (60')
  • Timo Werner (63')
  • Steven Skrzybski (87')
  • Andre Hoffmann (90'+2')

Leipzig throw away two-goal lead in Duesseldorf draw

RB Leipzig missed a chance to cement a Champions League spot for next season when they threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 home draw against Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.

Goals by Kevin Kampl and Timo Werner were cancelled out by late strikes from Steven Skrzybski and Andre Hoffmann as Leipzig stayed third on 63 points, four ahead of fifth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Duesseldorf, in 16th place with 29 points, occupy the relegation playoff spot with a one-point advantage over Werder Bremen.

Leipzig dominated in the first half and came close to an early opener, only for Dani Olmo's fierce shot to be parried away by Florian Kastenmaier.

Duesseldorf sat back and hoped to hit the hosts on the break, a stategy that almost paid off in the 13th minute when Rouwen Hennings's shot hit the post.

Leipzig continued to press on after the interval and they were rewarded on the hour.

Kampl unleashed a splendid 30-metre shot that went into the top corner and three minutes later, Werner also found the top corner with a curled effort from just inside the area.

Skrzybski deflected Marcel Sobottka's attempt into the back of the net three minutes from fulltime and two minutes into stoppage time, Hoffmann secured a point that could prove vital in the race for safety.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +35 52
2 RB Leipzig 23 +23 50
3 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +18 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +14 42
5 Borussia Dortmund 23 +17 39
6 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +15 37
7 FC Union Berlin 23 +10 34
8 SC Freiburg 23 +2 34
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 +4 33
10 VfB Stuttgart 23 +8 32
11 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -3 27
12 Werder Bremen 22 -6 26
13 FC Augsburg 23 -12 26
14 FC Cologne 23 -20 21
15 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 22 -23 18
17 Mainz 23 -21 17
18 Schalke 04 23 -45 9