Jean-Kevin Augustin and Timo Werner were on the score sheet as RB Leipzig returned to winning ways on Matchday 6, beating Eintracht Frankfurt at the Red Bull Arena.
Leipzig 2-1 Frankfurt
With six changes to the side that lost in Augsburg in midweek, Leipzig began like a train. Although Ralph Hasenhüttl's troops went close three times through Werner, Augustin and Marcel Sabitzer in the 12th minute, Augustin would not have to wait long to open the scoring. Brilliant work from Sabitzer on the right freed Werner, whose shot was parried into Augustin's path. The Frenchman made no mistake from close range, and Lukas Klostermann could have added another against a passive Frankfurt before the break.
It was one-way traffic after the interval too, and all in the direction of the visitors' goal. Werner came close within seconds of the restart, while Emil Forsberg struck the post in the 51st minute. The home side's attacks continued without respite for the Frankfurt defence, which was breached shortly after when Augustin teed up Werner on the edge of the box. The German made no mistake, producing a fine finish for his fifth goal of the season and although substitute Ante Rebic reduced the arrears late on, Leipzig held on to take three points.
Man of the Match
Augustin only added to his burgeoning reputation with this performance. The Frenchman, poached from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, was in the right place at the right time for the first goal, before underlining his blossoming relationship with Werner by teeing up his strike partner for Leipzig's second.
- Werner has scored five goals in six games this season.Augustin and Werner have both found the net in each of Leipzig's last two home games.This was Frankfurt's first defeat away from home this season.Frankfurt have still never beaten Leipzig in a Bundesliga encounter.Leipzig coach Hasenhüttl has never lost to Eintracht as a coach.
LEIPZIG: Gulacsi - Klostermann (Bernardo, 83'), Orban (c), Upamecano, Halstenberg - Ilsanker, Demme - Sabitzer, Forsberg - Augustin (Poulsen, 73'), Werner (Kaiser, 90')
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
FRANKFURT: Hradecky - Abraham, Hasebe (c), Falette - Chandler, Fernandes (Boateng, 28'), De Guzman, Kamada (Rebic, 56'), Willems - Wolf, Haller (Jovic, 62')
Coach: Niko Kovac
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