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POULSEN SECURES THE WIN
Werner is played in down the left by Sabitzer and races towards goal. He could shoot himself but plays it across for Poulsen to tap home with his sixth assist of the season. We're into three minutes of added time.
GOAL!3 : 1
WERNER FIRES WIDE
The striker is in on goal after Sabitzer's ball over the top. He's running at goal from the right and goes for goal, but drags his effort wide across Koubek's goal.
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SCHICK HEADS LEIPZIG AHEAD!
Nkunku swings in a corner and Schick is there to meet it all alone in the box. He heads it into the bottom corner to put Leipzig ahead and back on course to top the Bundesliga going into the winter break. It's Schick's fifth involvement in a goal in his last five games.
GOAL!2 : 1
LEIPZIG CONTINUE TO PRESS
Augsburg's defence is so frustrated to have conceded their lead, they are fighting for everything in this game now while Leipzig continue to push for the second goal. With only 15 minutes left, it'll be a late win if it does come for the home side. As things stand, a win later for Borussia Mönchengladbach would take them top going into the winter break.
There was a potential foul in the build-up to the Leipzig goal, but the goal is confirmed and play continues with Leipzig pressing for a go-ahead goal.
LAIMER WITH A LOVELY LEVELLER!
Leipzig win the ball in midfield from Laimer and he goes for goal himself, opening space onto his right and curling a superb strike into the far top corner beyond the reach of Koubek.
GOAL!1 : 1
WERNER FIRES OVER
The German forward races into the box from the left wing, cutting onto his right foot and shoot for the far post as he so often does, but the ball sails over the bar this time. Leipzig not looking tired in attack, but rather struggling to work together.
NKUNKU HEADS WELL WIDE
Klostermann does well to dribble past Iago and work space for a cross. It swings in towards Nkunku 10 yards away from goal, and the Frenchman struggles to keep his header on target despite no defenders around him.
NOT CONNECTING IN ATTACK
Haidara breaks forward and has Werner and Nkunku ahead of him. He plays it to the left and Nkunku, who then cuts the ball back into the box. Haidara is winding up a shot but Werner takes the ball from him before turning and going for goal, only for his shot to be blocked. A slight lack of understanding in the Leipzig attack so far. Perhaps changes will be coming from Nagelsmann.
The first real opening for Leipzig in this second half as some lovely interplay sees Nkunku send a long ball forward for Werner to latch onto. He tries to race past Uduokhai in front of goal and does so, but gets a nudge from the defender and can't find a finish beyond Koubek.
LACK OF FLOW SO FAR
No chances for the home side so far despite halving almost all of the ball in this second half. The Augsburg defence is set-up deep and it's proving a struggle for Leipzig to get through it.
SECOND HALF BEGINS
We're back underway in Leipzig without a change to either side, meaning Timo Werner is fit to carry on.
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A KNOCK FOR WERNER BEFORE THE BREAK
The Leipzig striker took a knock to the head before the break having attempted a header at goal. He slowly makes his way off the pitch and the home fans will be hoping that he can continue. Augsburg's snatch-and-grab first half has them ahead at the break, but it's Leipzig who have been on top - 10 attempts on goal for the league leaders as they go looking for points to keep them atop the table. Augsburg are surely in for a tough second half here.
Augsburg's only shot on target so far brought with it a goal. Since then, this game has been all Leipzig's but they have been unable to beat Koubek who has had a fantastic first half in the Augsburg goal. We're now into three minutes of added time.
NKUNKU HAS HIS TURN!
The Frenchman has only Koubek to beat having been found in acres of space on the left side of the box. His first touch is heavy, though, and gives the Augsburg 'keeper a chance to close him down. His shot is saved well by the Augsburg No.1.
The midfielder comes from nowhere to reach a loose ball on the edge of the Augsburg box. He drives at the penalty area, skipping through two defenders to put himself in front of Koubek, but he has to slide to reach the ball for his shot at goal and in doing so, sends it high over the crossbar.
MISTAKE FROM KOUBEK
The Augsburg comes out of his box to the left with the ball and attempts to clear, but is caught out by Werner who takes possession away from him. He ghosts past him into the box and looks for Schick, but the away side's defence recovers with Uduokhai making a nice block.
SCHICK HAS ANOTHER GO
The forward is played in behind the Augsburg defence with a long ball and hits a shot at goal with his first touch. Koubek parries it away as far as Werner on the right, but he can't slide the ball at goal. Schick gets the rebound and smashes it off the post, but the Czech was offside when Werner met the ball.
PLAYING ON THE COUNTER
Augsburg are letting their hosts dominate possession here in the first half and looking to break on the counter-attack. Once or twice, including for the goal, they've been able to break into space behind the Leipzig defence with good pace in attack. Both Niederlechner and Cordova starting is making things difficult for the Leipzig defence.
JEDVAJ IN MIDFIELD
The Croatian on loan from Bayer Leverkusen has been a mainstay in the centre of the Augsburg defence since joining but has been pushed up into midfield today with Rani Khedira suspended. So far so good from him.
SCHICK GOES SO CLOSE
A lovely pass through the Augsburg defence from Nkunku finds Schick, who takes the ball past Koubek and slides it towards goal. Uduokhai makes an incredible last-ditch slide to clear it off the line knowing that he'll smash into the far post. He's down for a while, but now back up and into the game.
UPAMECANO FIRES OVER
Nkunku's corner drops in the box after two attempted headers at goal from the Leipzig players. It drops between two Augsburg defenders but Upamecano is the first to get to it, poking a shot at goal. But the ball drifts high over the away side's crossbar.
The check of the goal is all clear and Augsburg are ahead.
NIEDERLECHNER FIRES AUGSBURG AHEAD!
Augsburg are here to cause an upset and they have started perfectly here with a fantastic goal. The ball is played out to the right and Marco Richter, who controls it before putting it over his own head and volleying the ball into the box. It bounces perfectly for Niederlechner to hit at goal, and it bounces over the line off the crossbar. VAR is checking the goal for a potential offside.
GOAL!0 : 1
Timo Werner has the ball in the Augsburg net after great work from Tyler Adams, but the goal is ruled out for a handball from the American. He had to control a looping ball in the box and ended up doing it with his hand before he was able to play Werner the ball.
ADAMS AT RIGHT-BACK!
The New York-native has played at right-back for his national team and is doing so here from the start. Konrad Laimer and Diego Demme are in the centre, with Amadou Haidara and Christopher Nkunku ahead of them.
UNDERWAY IN LEIPZIG!
The home side can all-but secure their place at the top of the table going into the winter break with a win today against Augsburg. Let's see if Augsburg can stop them from getting it...
MAX LEFT ON THE BENCH
The Augsburg wing-back - who has scored four goals in his last two games - is only on the bench for Augsburg who have travelled to Leipzig with a more defensive set-up to likely attempt to catch out their hosts on the break. Tin Jedvaj could either be playing in holding midfield alongside Daniel Baier, or as a third centre-back.
TYLER ADAMS STARTS!
It's the news that American Bundesliga fans will have been waiting for as the USMNT midfielder makes his first appearance of the season for RB Leipzig and does so from the start. Adams has been out all season so far with a niggling groin injury suffered during the summer, but has been passed fit to make his comeback just in time for the winter break.
RB LEIPZIG STARTING XI:
Gulacsi – Laimer, Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Haidara, Adams, Demme (c) - Nkunku, Schick, Werner
RB LEIPZIG SUBS:
Mvogo, Sabitzer, Poulsen, Forsberg, Ilsanker, Wolf, Cunha, Mukiele, Ampadu
AUGSBURG STARTING XI:
Koubek – Lichtsteiner, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Iago – Jedvaj, Baier (c) – Richter, Niederlechner, Vargas – Cordova
AUGSBURG SUBS: Luthe, Pedersen, Gregoritsch, Moravek, Schieber, Jensen, Hahn, Max, Oxford
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