RB Leipzig's chances of clinching promotion with the Bundesliga 2 title in tow were dented on Friday evening as they suffered a 1-0 loss on home soil against SV Sandhausen.
Sandhausen made life difficult for Leipzig in the opening exchanges, carving out a few half chances while giving an off-the-boil Leipzig no time and space on the ball. The visitors were not without their chances though, as Davie Selke had a golden opportunity taken off his toe by a last ditch challenge. Marco Knaller was then called upon to tip Dominik Kaiser's free-kick out of touch, preventing Leipzig's pressure from producing an opener.
The Sandhausen keeper made another strong save in a one-on-one situation with Selke shortly before the hour mark. However, it was the visitors who eventually took the lead when Korbinian Vollman was played in behind and his effort profited from a lucky ricochet to break the deadlock. Leipzig pushed for an equaliser but often lacked ideas in the final third. Youssef Poulsen had an effort ruled out for offside, but the hosts could not rescue a point as their title hopes suffered a setback.