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


Union Berlin's late double stuns RB Leipzig

Union Berlin strikes twice in the final five minutes to come from behind and win vs. RB Leipzig.

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.

Sven Michel celebrates Union Berlin's equaliser against RB Leipzig.
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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.