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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Marcel Sabitzer (1')
  • Timo Werner (61')
  • Marcel Halstenberg (67')
  • Angeliño (80')
  • Emil Forsberg (89')

Leipzig crush hapless Schalke 5-0 to stay hot on Bayern Munich's heels

RB Leipzig demolished hosts Schalke 04 5-0 on Saturday to remain in the hunt for the Bundesliga title, a point behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Schalke keeper Alex Nuebel completely misjudged a Marcel Sabitzer shot for the visitors' lead after only 50 seconds.

Leipzig had to wait almost an hour to strike again with their top scorer Timo Werner, who netted the winner in midweek against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League, grabbing his 21st league goal with a slightly deflected shot.

Marcel Halstenberg then killed off any Schalke hopes with Leipzig's third in the 68th before late goals from Angelino and Emil Forsberg completed Leipzig's biggest away win ever in the Bundesliga.

Schalke, without a win in their last five league games, again showed major problems in attack and had no single effort on goal in the entire first half. They have now scored only once in their winless run.

Leipzig are on 48 points, one behind champions Bayern, winners 3-2 against Paderborn on Friday. Borussia Dortmund are third on 45 following their 2-0 win at Werder Bremen.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +68 82
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +43 69
3 RB Leipzig 34 +44 66
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +26 65
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 63
6 TSG Hoffenheim 34 0 52
7 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +2 49
8 SC Freiburg 34 +1 48
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -1 45
10 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 41
11 FC Union Berlin 34 -17 41
12 Schalke 04 34 -20 39
13 Mainz 34 -21 37
14 Cologne 34 -18 36
15 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
16 Werder Bremen 34 -27 31
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -31 30
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 -37 20