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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • André Silva (69')
  • Christopher Nkunku (73', 78')

Nkunku, Silva goals steer Leipzig to impressive win over Bochum

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Nkunku strikes twice as Leipzig takes down Bochum (1:59)

RB Leipzig picks up its third win of the Bundesliga season thanks to Andre Silva and two goals from Christopher Nkunku. (1:59)

Christopher Nkunku scored twice and substitute Andre Silva added another in a frantic nine-minute, second-half spell to steer RB Leipzig to a 3-0 Bundesliga victory over promoted VfL Bochum on Saturday.

The hosts were far from impressive for more than an hour but the game unravelled for gutsy Bochum midway through the second half and just seconds after substitute Silva came on.

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The Portuguese proceeded to score his first goal from open play since his big-money move from Eintracht Frankfurt this season, heading in from close rage in the 70th minute to break the deadlock.

He then sent Nkunku through, who flicked the ball in for their second goal of the evening four minutes later.

The in-form Frenchman then sealed victory when he scooped the ball over the keeper and into the net in the 78th to double his tally and make it nine goals in 10 games in all competitions this season.

The win, Leipzig's second in a row, lifted them up to seventh place on 10 points.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +60 77
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +33 69
3 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +33 64
4 RB Leipzig 34 +35 58
5 1. FC Union Berlin 34 +6 57
6 SC Freiburg 34 +12 55
7 FC Cologne 34 +3 52
8 Mainz 34 +5 46
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 46
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 -7 45
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -4 42
12 VfL Wolfsburg 34 -11 42
13 VfL Bochum 34 -14 42
14 FC Augsburg 34 -17 38
15 VfB Stuttgart 34 -18 33
16 Hertha Berlin 34 -34 33
17 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 28
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 34 -54 18