Summary

  • Promoted Leipzig second behind Bayern and unbeaten.
  • Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim in hot pursuit.
  • Modeste-inspired Köln complete the top four.

The fairy-tale is alive and well in the Bundesliga in 2016/17, with three rather unexpected gatecrashers knocking at defending champions FC Bayern München's door.

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Tearing up the history books, RB Leipzig have got the entire football world talking thanks to an incredible nine-match unbeaten start to their debut Bundesliga campaign. Also hanging tough are unbowed TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, while a 1. FC Köln outfit fuelled by the goals of Europe's leading marksman Anthony Modeste complete an unfamiliar-looking top four.

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