Yussuf Poulsen's strike condemns Borussia Dortmund to defeat

RB Leipzig 2-1 Borussia Dortmund: Yussuf Poulsen’s second-half strike sinks visitors in an enthralling encounter

  • RB Leipzig beat second-placed Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena
  • Christopher Nkunku’s composed finish gave Leipzig the lead after 29 minutes
  • Marco Reus put Dortmund on level terms seven minutes after the interval 
  • Yussuf Poulsen restored Leipzig’s lead with a tap-in from Nkunku’s cross  

RB Leipzig stretched their unbeaten run to five games after beating title chasing Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at the Red Bull Arena. 

Christopher Nkunku gave Leipzig the lead just before the half-hour mark after he rounded Gregor Kobal, following a superb pass from a Josko Gvardiol.

Dortmund got on level terms though Marco Reus seven minutes into the second-half. But Leipzig continued to dominate and were rewarded when Yussuf Poulsen’s close-range strike restored their lead 68 minutes in. 

More to follow.  

RB Leipzig (3-4-2-1) : Gulácsi, Henrichs, Simakan, Gvardiol – Mukiele, Angeliño, Haidara, Adams, Nkunku, Szoboszlai, Poulsen.

Subs: Forsberg, Brobbey, Olmo, Moriba, Laimer, Martinez, Silva, Navoa, Kampl

Scorers: Nkunku (29′) Poulsen (69′)

Booked: Adams 

Manager: Jesse Marsch 

Borussia Dortmund (3-4-2-1) : Kobel, Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Pongračić, Bellingham, Witsel, Hazard, Brandt, Reus, Malen

Subs: Zagadou, Moukoko, Jesus, Tigges, Passlack, Hitz, Knauff, Papadopoulos

Scorer: Reus (52′) 

Booked: Witsel, Bellingham, Reus 

Manager: Marco Rose  


Leipzig’s Tyler Adams (left) and Dortmund’s Marco Reus (right) challenge for the ball

The win on Saturday ended Leipzig’s four-year winless run against Borussia Dortmund 

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