Leipzig - RB Leipzig climbed into fifth place courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 win over SpVgg Greuther Fürth, who staved off the threat of relegation despite the defeat.

Aware that they could still be dragged into the bottom three come the encounter's conclusion, nerves were noticeable in Fürth’s performance during the opening exchanges, and they we're made all the more anxious when Daniel Frahn tucked Youssuf Poulsen’s square ball into a virtually empty net just before the half-hour mark. Dominik Kaiser then doubled the hosts’ lead on the stroke of half-time with a curling free-kick that found the top corner.

Leipzig remained the more active side in the second half, with Poulsen squandering a one-on-one opportunity against Wolfgang Hesl just four minutes after the restart. With Fürth offering little threat and the hosts comfortably keeping them at arm’s length, the pace of proceedings dwindled. Though Frahn was denied his brace with Hesl again coming to his side’s rescue, it wasn’t enough to prevent Leipzig ending an up-and-down season on a high note, while the Clover Leaves steered clear of the drop thanks to other results going their way.

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