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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 14 +30 34
2 Borussia Dortmund 14 +13 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 14 +16 27
4 SC Freiburg 14 +12 25
5 TSG Hoffenheim 14 +8 23
6 1. FC Union Berlin 14 +2 23
7 Mainz 14 +6 21
8 VfL Wolfsburg 14 -5 20
9 FC Cologne 14 0 19
10 VfL Bochum 14 -7 19
11 RB Leipzig 14 +7 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 -2 18
13 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 -6 18
14 Hertha Berlin 14 -14 15
15 VfB Stuttgart 14 -5 14
16 FC Augsburg 14 -11 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 14 -10 10
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 14 -34 1