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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Yussuf Poulsen (46')
  • Sven Michel (86')
  • Kevin Behrens (89')

Union take revenge with late goals in 2-1 win over Leipzig

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Union Berlin's late double stuns RB Leipzig (2:03)

Union Berlin strikes twice in the final five minutes to come from behind and win vs. RB Leipzig. (2:03)

Union Berlin struck twice late in the game to come from a goal down and beat hosts RB Leipzig 2-1 on Saturday, taking revenge for their midweek last-gasp German Cup semi-final exit at the hands of the same opponents.

Sven Michel's 86th-minute goal cancelled out Yussuf Poulsen's opener for Leipzig in the 46th, before Kevin Behrens drilled in an 89th-minute winner.

Leipzig had beaten them on Wednesday by the same score thanks to Emil Forsberg's stoppage-time winner.

Leipzig dropped to fourth place on 54, with Bayer Leverkusen in third on 55 following their 4-1 win over relegated Greuther Fuerth. Freiburg are fifth on 52, with Union in sixth on 50.

Poulsen scored a minute after the restart as the Europa League semi-finalists looked to tighten their hold on third spot.

Leipzig, who face Rangers in the Europa League last four on Thursday, were hardly a threat in the first half.

But Poulsen curled his low shot in a minute after the restart before Nordi Mukiele came close to a second in the 73rd when he hit the post from a tight angle.

Instead, Union left it late to strike twice, stunning the 45,000 crowd.