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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Milot Rashica (61' PEN)
  • Dani Olmo (23')
  • Alexander Sørloth (32', 41')
  • Marcel Sabitzer (63')

RB Leipzig thrash Werder to close in on leaders Bayern

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RB Leipzig smashes Werder Bremen in 4-1 rout (1:39)

Alexander Sorloth scores twice in nine minutes as Leipzig closes the gap on Bayern Munich to five points. (1:39)

RB Leipzig scored three first-half goals as they thrashed Werder Bremen 4-1 away, helped by Alexander Sorloth's double, to close in on leaders Bayern Munich, who drew 1-1 with Union Berlin on Saturday.

Norway international Sorloth headed his first goal nine minutes after Dani Olmo put the visitors ahead in the 23rd minute.

He then grabbed his second of the afternoon four minutes before the break to kill the game.

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The hosts pulled a goal back through Milot Rashica in the 61st but Marcel Sabitzer restored Leipzig's three-goal cushion two minutes later.

Second-placed Leipzig move to 60 points, with Bayern top on 65 and six games left in the campaign.

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