Bundesliga

Ruthless Leipzig power past Frankfurt

RB Leipzig extended their unbeaten home run in the Bundesliga to eight matches with a commanding 3-0 victory over ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt.

RB Leipzig 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Goals: 1-0 Compper (6'), 2-0 Werner (45+4'), 3-0 Vallejo (o.g. 67')

Sent off: Hradecky (3')

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Frankfurt made the worst possible start at the Red Bull Arena as goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was dismissed for handling outside his box with the game barely three minutes old. Heinz Lindner could only parry the ensuing free-kick from Marcel Halstenberg onto the boot of Marvin Compper, who made no mistake from close range. Frankfurt had chances through midfielder Ante Rebic, but caved to another set piece in first-half stoppage time when Timo Werner headed home from Naby Keita.

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Despite their numerical advantage, Leipzig had to wait until the 67th minute to add to their tally. Lindner saved well from the dynamic Keita, but the loose ball was eventually driven into the back of the net by Halstenberg with the aid of a Jesus Vallejo deflection. The goal completed a dominant night's work for the Bundesliga newcomers, who remain three points behind leaders FC Bayern München after 17 matches.

Line-ups

Leipzig: Gulacsi - Bernardo, Orban, Compper, Halstenberg - Ilsanker (Burke 71'), Demme - Sabitzer, Keita - Werner (Kaiser 80'), Poulsen (Selke 62')

Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl

Frankfurt: Hradecky - Abraham, Hector, Vallejo - Chandler, Mascarell, Hasebe, Oczipka - Rebic, Gacinovic (Barkok 72') - Hrgota (Lindner 5')

Coach: Niko Kovac

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