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RB Leipzig 2-1 Augsburg – Points secure for RB Leipzig as they ease past Augsburg 2-1

Technical card:
RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi, Lukas Klostermann, Willi Orban, Marcel Halstenberg, Nordi Mukiele (Ibrahima Konate, min.64), Kevin Kampl (Tyler Adams, min.64), Christopher Nkunku, Amadou Haidara (Alexander Sorloth, min.85), Angelino, Yussuf Poulsen and Dani Olmo (Marcel Sabitzer, min.76)
Augsburg: Rafal Gikiewicz, Reece Oxford, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Marek Suchy (Florian Niederlechner, min.79), Mads Pedersen, Robert Gumny, Laszlo Benes (Ruben Vargas, min.63), Carlos Gruezo (Rani Khedira, min.71), Tobias Strobl (Marco Richter, min.79), Daniel Caligiuri and Andre Hahn
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Goals: Dani Olmo (1-0, min. 38), Christopher Nkunku (2-0, min. 43) and Daniel Caligiuri (2-1, min. 77)

Leipzig snatched all three points from Augsburg in a 2-1 victory on Friday, at Red Bull Arena. RB Leipzig were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches against Schalke away and Bayer Leverkusen at home, by 3-0 and 1-0 respectively. Augsburg, on the other hand, lost 2-0 in the last match they played against Wolfsburg. As things stand, RB Leipzig are currently 2nd with 44 points from 21 matches, while Augsburg sit in 13th, with 22 points from 21.

It was an impressive opening from RB Leipzig, with Dani Olmo opening the scoring, 38 minutes in. Later, RB Leipzig scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Christopher Nkunku in the 43rd minute just before half-time to see out the first half 2-0.

Augsburg took the initiative in the second half, beginning with Daniel Caligiuri opening the scoring in the 77th minute, sealing a resounding 2-1 victory for the home side.

For Leipzig, Ibrahima Konate, Tyler Adams, Marcel Sabitzer and Alexander Sorloth came on for Laszlo Benes, Carlos Gruezo, Marek Suchy and Tobias Strobl, while Augsburg replaced Ruben Vargas, Rani Khedira, Florian Niederlechner and Marco Richter with Laszlo Benes, Carlos Gruezo, Marek Suchy and Tobias Strobl.

There were bookings for Lukas Klostermann, Willi Orban and Tyler Adams from Leipzig and Reece Oxford, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Marek Suchy, Rafal Gikiewicz and Laszlo Benes for Augsburg.

RB Leipzig will next play Hertha Berlin away, with Augsburg facing Bayer Leverkusen at home.

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