Leipzig is embarrassed in Mainz, Wolfsburg wins the pursuit duel
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RB Leipzig suffered a severe setback in the fight for the top of the table. Bavaria’s closest pursuer lost two tours against Mainz. VfL Wolfburg jumps to fourth place. The results of the Saturday games at a glance.
Nafter Dortmund’s defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach (2: 4), Bayern’s closest pursuers failed. RB Leipzig embarrassed themselves in the 2: 3 against basement child Mainz.
Eintracht Frankfurt, on the other hand, shot themselves into a goal frenzy against Bielefeld. Luka Jovic also scored again for Eintracht.
Bayer Leverkusen – VfL Wolfsburg 0: 1 (0: 1)
Full steam ahead towards the top of the Bundesliga and towards the million-dollar starting places in the Champions League. Both Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg wanted to underpin their ambitious ambitions right at the start of the second half of the season. In a competitive game, the guests were the happier team and won 1-0 (1-0). Leverkusen had significantly more chances to score, but was too imprecise in the end.
Bayer started with the midfield formation that made the difference in the impressive 2-1 win against Dortmund on Tuesday: 17-year-old Florian Wirtz and national player Nadiem Amiri for the creative on the offensive. Captain Charles Aranguiz, in the second game after a protracted muscle injury, clears the defense.
Wolfsburg also came with a broad chest after the success in Mainz. Leverkusen immediately fired up the turbo and had four good chances. But it stayed with a post hit – after a header from Alario (6th minute).
The guests switched to ball possession football and made the game more balanced. Again staged by the lively Diaby, Alario had the next chance to take the lead, which VfL keeper Casteels thwarted with reflex (21st). A little later, Wirtz awarded centrally in front of the gate (30th).
The wolves punished Leverkusen’s sloppy exploitation of chances: Steffen crossed the Bayer defense to Baku. He finished effortlessly by head to 0: 1 (35th). Both teams continued to fight with great passion, Bayer overzealous in the last third, the VW townspeople compact. Shortly before the end, VfL keeper Casteels prevented Sinkgraven from equalizing (82nd).
SC Freiburg – VfB Stuttgart 2: 1 (2: 1)
Freiburg has again proven its form strength and in the 2: 1 (2: 1) against Stuttgart for the Cup at the end of December reciprocated. Both teams stood high and forced their opponents to make mistakes from the start. The result was the hits from Silas Wamangituka for VfB (7th) and Ermedin Demirovic to 1: 1 (14th).
When Woo-Yeong Jeong scored 2-1 (37th), the Baden team had gained overweight, but was also lucky that Nicolas Gonzalez missed a penalty (45th). Subsequently, the Streich-Elf defended cleverly and lost of the last ten games only at Bayern.
Mainz 05 – RB Leipzig 3: 2 (2: 2)
At FC Bayern, they probably followed the Saturday afternoon with relish. After BVB messed up, Leipzig also missed the chance to get closer to the record champions. In the relegation candidate FSV Mainz 05, RB surprisingly lost 2: 3 (2: 2).
Although the guests went twice through Tyler Adams (15th) and Marcel Halstenberg (30th), the table penultimate countered decisively. Before the break, defender Moussa Niakhaté made a double (24th, 35th) for the draw, after the change Leandro Barreiro turned the game around in favor of the home side on the basis of Danny da Costa (50th), who had just been signed by Eintracht Frankfurt.
FC Augsburg – Union Berlin 2: 1 (1: 1)
FC Augsburg has ended its streak of three defeats in the Bundesliga. It was Florian Niederlechner who put Augsburg in the lead in the 17th minute. For the striker it was the first goal success after 24 unsuccessful shots on goal in the season.
Union’s answer, however, followed just eight minutes later: Ingvartsen scored to make it 1-1. Shortly after the break, Niederlechner scored the 2: 1 (47th), before he caused a penalty, which Gikiewicz, the former Unioner, saved against Ingvartsen (56th).
Arminia Bielefeld – Eintracht Frankfurt 5: 1 (1: 3)
Eintracht Frankfurt once again underlined its ambitions. With the impressive 5: 1 (3: 1) at Arminia Bielefeld, the team established itself in the upper third of the table.
The Frankfurters made it clear from the start that they had big plans. They consistently interrupted the flow of play for Arminia and quickly led 3-0 after goals from Silva (25/33) and Kostic (27).
Cordova’s goal was a bright spot for Arminia (36th), Nilsson’s own goal (51st) and Jovic’s 5-1 in the 75th minute caused disillusionment again.