Leipzig mount comeback to stay in title hunt
RB Leipzig kept the title race alive with a remarkable second-half comeback against Borussia Mönchengladbach, coming from two goals down to score a last-gasp winner and win 3-2.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) February 28, 2021
Gladbach were winless in five league games going into the match but made a perfect start when Jonas Hofmann scored from the spot after Breel Embolo was fouled by Dayot Upamecano in the sixth minute.
Marcus Thuram got the final touch to Embolo’s header to make it two just before the 20-minute mark.
The hosts had dominated but Gladbach were pouncing on any chance they got and were clinical in front of goal.
Christopher Nkunku guided half-time substitute Alexander Sorloth’s cross into the roof of the net to pull one back before Yussuf Poulsen levelled in the 66th minute with a long-range shot that came off the post.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men were on the hunt for all three points and managed to steal victory in the dying seconds with a downward Sorloth header from Nkunku’s cross.
What it means
Leipzig remain two points behind Bayern Munich, while Gladbach drop to ninth after no win in six games.
Leipzig have the best home record in the Bundesliga, winning 10 of 12 home league matches this season (D1,L1.
Dortmund close gap on top four
Borussia Dortmund eased past Arminia Bielefeld to close the gap on the top four to three points.
Jadon Sancho scored one and made another to move Dortmund up to fifth in the table. He registered his 50th assist in the Bundesliga in 99 games, becoming the youngest player to that landmark.
He has contributed 11 goals in 10 matches since the turn of the year.
Lewandowski scores two more
Elsewhere, Robert Lewandowski scored his 27th and 28th Bundesliga goals of the season as Bayern Munich hammered FC Köln 5-1 at the Allianz Arena.
The Pole moves closer to breaking Gerd Muller’s record of 40 goals in a single league season with a brace. He has 28 in 22 games and has 11 games to break the record.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) February 27, 2021
However, Bayern have conceded 32 goals after 23 matches, their worst defensive record at this stage for 29 years.
Featured image: Alexander Sorloth of RB Leipzig celebrates their side’s third goal with team mates Nordi Mukiele and Dani Olmo during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Red Bull Arena. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)