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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Emil Forsberg (70')

Forsberg winner keeps Leipzig on Bayern's heels

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Emil Forsberg wondergoal lifts RB Leipzig over Union Berlin (0:47)

Emil Forsberg scored this spectacular goal in the 70th minute to beat Union Berlin 1-0. (0:47)

Emil Forsberg drilled in a second-half winner as RB Leipzig were made to work hard for a 1-0 victory over in-form Union Berlin on Wednesday that kept them on the heels of leaders Bayern Munich.

Sweden international Forsberg, who had come on 10 minutes earlier, fired in after a one-two with Dani Olmo to break the deadlock in the 70th minute after a largely toothless first half from the hosts.

Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi came to their rescue in stoppage time, palming a powerful shot from Marius Buelter wide.

The win lifted Leipzig to 35 points, four behind Bayern, who edged past Augsburg 1-0 to stay top at the season's halfway mark.

Union suffered their first loss in seven league games and dropped to sixth on 28.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 33 +52 75
2 RB Leipzig 33 +29 65
3 Borussia Dortmund 33 +27 61
4 VfL Wolfsburg 33 +25 61
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 33 +14 57
6 Bayer Leverkusen 33 +16 52
7 FC Union Berlin 33 +6 47
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 33 +6 46
9 VfB Stuttgart 33 +3 45
10 SC Freiburg 33 +2 45
11 TSG Hoffenheim 33 -3 40
12 FC Augsburg 33 -15 36
13 Mainz 33 -18 36
14 Hertha Berlin 33 -10 35
15 Arminia Bielefeld 33 -28 32
16 Werder Bremen 33 -19 31
17 FC Cologne 33 -27 30
18 Schalke 04 33 -60 16