Leipzig - FC Ingolstadt 04 crowned themselves autumn champions of Bundesliga 2 with a 1-0 win at RB Leipzig, which gave them a five-point cushion at the top of the table with only one game left before the midway stage of the season.

Pascal Groß scored the only goal of the game in the 10th minute, but Ingolstadt's defence was put to a stern test by a Leipzig side desperate not to lose any further ground behind the leading back. It was a game both sides clearly wanted to win, producing an entertaining encounter in which the referee had his work cut out trying to keep up.

Groß found himself in the right place at the right time to turn the ball in after Mathew Leckie's volley struck the crossbar. The tackles flew in from all angles and both Konstantin Engel and Terrence Boyd were forced to leave the action early due to injuries. The battle only intensified in the second half as Leipzig looked for an equaliser, going close with Daniel Frahn's header cleared off the line by Marvin Matip, but not close enough as Ingolstadt secured themselves the first, albeit unofficial, title of the season.

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