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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Kevin Kampl (60')
  • Timo Werner (63')
  • Steven Skrzybski (87')
  • Andre Hoffmann (90'+2')

Leipzig throw away two-goal lead in Duesseldorf draw

RB Leipzig missed a chance to cement a Champions League spot for next season when they threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 home draw against Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.

Goals by Kevin Kampl and Timo Werner were cancelled out by late strikes from Steven Skrzybski and Andre Hoffmann as Leipzig stayed third on 63 points, four ahead of fifth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Duesseldorf, in 16th place with 29 points, occupy the relegation playoff spot with a one-point advantage over Werder Bremen.

Leipzig dominated in the first half and came close to an early opener, only for Dani Olmo's fierce shot to be parried away by Florian Kastenmaier.

Duesseldorf sat back and hoped to hit the hosts on the break, a stategy that almost paid off in the 13th minute when Rouwen Hennings's shot hit the post.

Leipzig continued to press on after the interval and they were rewarded on the hour.

Kampl unleashed a splendid 30-metre shot that went into the top corner and three minutes later, Werner also found the top corner with a curled effort from just inside the area.

Skrzybski deflected Marcel Sobottka's attempt into the back of the net three minutes from fulltime and two minutes into stoppage time, Hoffmann secured a point that could prove vital in the race for safety.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 19 +43 46
2 Borussia Dortmund 20 +21 43
3 Bayer Leverkusen 20 +17 35
4 1. FC Union Berlin 20 +4 34
5 SC Freiburg 20 +10 33
6 TSG Hoffenheim 20 +9 31
7 FC Cologne 20 -2 29
8 RB Leipzig 19 +13 28
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 20 0 28
10 Mainz 20 +5 27
11 VfL Bochum 20 -10 24
12 Borussia Monchengladbach 20 -11 22
13 Hertha Berlin 19 -17 22
14 Arminia Bielefeld 20 -6 21
15 VfL Wolfsburg 19 -13 21
16 FC Augsburg 20 -15 19
17 VfB Stuttgart 20 -13 18
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 20 -35 10