Aue - FC Erzgebirge Aue resumed their Bundesliga 2 campaign with an impressive 2-0 win over Saxon rivals RB Leipzig on Matchday 20.

Leipzig’s Swedish new signing Emil Forsberg struck a low effort against the post as the visitors stated brightly, but Aue’s tenacity gradually allowed them to gain the upper hand in the game. Following good chances for USA forward Bobby Wood and Stefan Mugosa, Selcuk Alibaz rifled in a close-range opener on the stroke of half-time after Arvydas Novikovas’ drive hit the crossbar.

In the second period, promotion-chasing Leipzig attempted to get back into the game by introducing Peruvian forward Yordy Reyna, but the hosts’ pressing and appetite for a physical battle made sure they never lost the initiative, and the points were sealed when Patrick Schönfeld converted a penalty following Tim Sebastian’s handball in the area.

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