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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 32 +52 74
2 RB Leipzig 32 +29 64
3 VfL Wolfsburg 32 +25 60
4 Borussia Dortmund 32 +25 58
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 32 +15 57
6 Bayer Leverkusen 32 +16 51
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 32 +7 46
8 FC Union Berlin 32 +6 46
9 SC Freiburg 32 +2 44
10 VfB Stuttgart 32 +2 42
11 TSG Hoffenheim 32 -3 39
12 Mainz 32 -16 36
13 Hertha Berlin 32 -10 34
14 FC Augsburg 32 -17 33
15 Werder Bremen 32 -17 31
16 Arminia Bielefeld 32 -28 31
17 FC Cologne 32 -27 29
18 Schalke 04 32 -61 13