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LEIPZIG SPORTING DIRECTOR

Markus Krösche "I think it's a good result, but we didn't do enough in the second half – we needed to get more in the first. It's been a hard week so we're delighted with what we've got. We're happy, for sure, but the way we played in the second half has got to keep us on our toes. We were 3-0 up and have had a tough week, but it's not easy in the Bundesliga and Paderborn did a great job, got a quick goal. These things happen, but these were three important points and things are heading in the right direction."
90' + 6'

GAME OF TWO HALVES!

It was one of those classic games of two halves, Leipzig dominating the first and Paderborn the second. It could easily have ended all square, but Leipzig have managed to hold on for a win which takes them to the top of the table, for now.
Full-time
90' + 4'
substitutesChristopher Antwi-Adjej
90' + 4'

CUNHA DENIED

Another big chance goes begging as Leipzig try and fail to put this game to bed.
90' + 3'
substitutesKlaus Gjasula
90' + 2'
substitutesTimo Werner
88'

WERNER BLOCKED!

Will there be any ramifications for that? Werner can wrap up Leipzig's win, but his shot is blocked.
85'
<- Abdelhamid Sabiri
-> Laurent Jans
81'

ON THE ROPES

Upamecano has to scramble the ball behind as Paderborn keep up the pressure. Can Leipzig hold out for the win?
80'

CUNHA CLOSE

A header from substitute Cunha is Leipzig's first effort of this second half.
77'

THREE AGAIN?

After putting three past Borussia Dortmund a week ago, Paderborn look like they can score three again. It's all the hosts heading into the final 15 minutes.
75'
<- Matheus Cunha
-> Patrik Schick
75'
substitutesPatrik Schick
73'
<- Sven Michel
-> Ben Zolinski
73'

WHAT WERE WE SAYING?

It is well and truly game on now! Gjasula is totally unmarked to meet substitute Antwi-Adjej's pass and put it past Mvogo. Twenty minutes left, Paderborn pressing and just one goal in it!
73'

Klaus Gjasula

GOAL!

2 : 3
Klaus Gjasula
67'

MAMBA SO CLOSE!

Mvogo drops the ball at the feet of Mamba, but he misses the open goal! That would really have made things interesting!
63'

NO DOUBTS THIS TIME!

No need to consult VAR about that one! Mamba is clearly onside as he gets in around the back of the Leipzig defence once again, and like the first time, he keeps his cool and beats Mvogo inside his near post. Game on!
62'

Streli Mamba

GOAL!

1 : 3
Streli Mamba
61'
<- Amadou Haidara
-> Marcel Sabitzer
61'
<- Christopher Antwi-Adjej
-> Gerrit Holtmann
56'
<- Marcelo Saracchi
-> Nordi Mukiele
53'

WERNER AGAIN!

This was an even bigger chance for Werner, but he's dragged his shot wide of the far post after beating the offside flag. Will he get his 14 th goal of the season yet today? The ball took a deflection and, from the corner, Schick heads just inches wide. Big chances for Leipzig to get a fourth here.
51'

TWO BITES FOR WERNER

Werner cuts into the penalty area from the left and almost gets into a position to shoot. The ball falls loose and comes back to him, and this time he does get a shot in, although he sends it wide.
Video Assistant Referee
SituationNo goal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionNo goal
48'

SO CLOSE!

Mamba races clear and keeps his cool to slot his shot past Mvogo, but VAR is consulted and he started from an offside position. It was only marginal, but the goal does not count.

NO CHANGES

Although Paderborn will be hoping for a change in the scoreline very quickly…
Kick-off!
45' + 2'

ONE-SIDED SCORELINE

Leipzig a bit flattered by their three-goal lead, but they have been at their clinical best here, striking with almost every sight of goal they forged. This game looks like it could be over already, but then this is the Bundesliga and, with 45 minutes to go, anything still could happen.
Half-time
44'
substitutesStefan Ilsanker
43'

NKUNKU CLOSE!

Just inches separated Nkunku from Leipzig's fourth of the game. Paderborn will be eager to hear that half-time whistle now.
40'

SCHICK SHOOTS, HE SCORES

Schick's goal came from his first effort on goal in the Bundesliga EVER. He's just had another shot and gone extremely close to a second, but the linesman's flag was raised anyway.
33'
substitutesJamilu Collins
31'

PADERBORN PRESS, LEIPZIG BREAK

Paderborn really don't know what to do here: when they commit men forward, as they just did to test Mvogo again, they risk Leipzig hitting them on the break, as Werner did for his goal and as he did again, almost to get a second.
27'

WERNER ON FIRE!

Nkunku gives the ball to Werner, who does the rest. A great first touch and a sublime second to skip past Zingerle, and then the third to tuck the ball into the net, confidence just oozing from the Germany international as he bags his 13 th of the season.
26'

Timo Werner

GOAL!

0 : 3
Timo Werner
26'

HOLTMANN THROUGH!

Excellent counter-attack from the hosts and Holtmann uses his pace to get in around the back. He tries his luck from a tight angle, and Mvogo is equal to it, but that's an encouraging sign for Paderborn.
24'

KILIAN CLEARS!

Kilian is earning himself a great reputation, and his last-ditch challenge on Laimer there will only enhance it. Perfectly timed slide!
23'

UPAMECANO OVER!

That could and perhaps should have been three for the visitors! Paderborn cannot clear their lines and the ball falls for Upamecano, just seven yards out. He sends it blazing over. Paderborn will feel it fell to the right man, Leipzig will beg to differ.
17'

FANS HAVE FAITH

Despite the current situation, Paderborn's fans are still in full voice. Their team has delivered little so far – an offside flag ending a potentially dangerous attack – but they are not giving up the faith.
16'

HAPPY TRAVELLERS

Leipzig have not only had a great week, they've had a fantastic year – with 11 wins and just two defeats in the Bundesliga, nobody can match their calendar year so far. And it could be 12 wins and two defeats tonight!
13'

TABLE TOPPERS

Those two goals have put Leipzig top of the Bundesliga – as things stand! What a week it has been for Die Roten Bullen, and they don't look like they are done yet either.
4'

SABITZER STRIKES!

Sabitzer pulls the trigger from 25 yards and his shot moves a bit in the air as it flies past a forlorn Zingerle. You would have expected the Paderborn goalkeeper to do better than he did, but Sabitzer is not complaining as he snatches his fifth goal of the season, and Leipzig lead by two already!
4'

Marcel Sabitzer

GOAL!

0 : 2
Marcel Sabitzer
4'

SCHICK START!

Werner comes in expertly from the left and tees up Schick, who still has a lot of work to do with his back to goal. In the blink of an eye, though, he's turned not just one but two markers before dinking his shot into the far corner. What a start for Leipzig!
3'

Patrik Schick

GOAL!

0 : 1
Patrik Schick
2'

LEIPZIG GET US UNDERWAY

The action starts with Leipzig getting the ball rolling. No need to say it, but the Benteler Arena is full to the rafters!
Kick-off!

TEAMS EMERGING

Out onto the pitch - in temperatures of 5 degrees - come the two teams. Who will be the happiest when they head back to the dressing rooms in 45 minutes? Stick around to find out!

DEMME RETURNS

Leipzig midfielder Diego Demme played 58 times for Paderborn before joining Die Roten Bullen in January 2014, when the club were still in the third tier.

FORSBERG ABSENT

Emil Forsberg was Leipzig's hero on Wednesday as his goals earned the Red Bulls a place in the last 16 of Europe's elite club competition . However, he will not play a part today due to a muscular injury. Patrik Schick takes his place in the starting XI.

FORSBERG ABSENT

Emil Forsberg was Leipzig's hero on Wednesday as his goals earned the Red Bulls a place in the last 16 of Europe's elite club competition . However, he will not play a part today due to a muscular injury. Patrik Schick takes his place in the starting XI.

TOP THERE FOR THE TAKING

Remember, depending how results elsewhere go today, Leipzig can move to the top of the Bundesliga tonight. A mighty fine carrot being dangled in front of Julian Nagelsmann's team at the end of what has already been an historic week, with qualification for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League wrapped up.

CONFIRMED LEIPZIG TEAM

Mvogo – Klostermann, Ilsanker, Upamecano, Mukiele – Laimer, Demme (c) – Sabitzer, Schick, Nkunku – Werner Subs :  Tschauner, Saracchi, Haidara, Lookman, Wolf, Cunha, Halstenberg, Ampadu, Krauß  

CONFIRMED PADERBORN TEAM

Zingerle – Jans, Kilian, Schonlau (c), Collins – Pröger, Vasiliadis, Gjasula, Holtmann – Zolinski, Mamba Subs: Huth, Hünemeier, Strohdiek, Cauly, Michel, Sabiri, Antwi-Adjei, Kapic, Dräger

REFEREE

Bibiana Steinhaus is the referee of today's game... team news imminent!
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