WATCH: EMIL FORSBERG PRAISES NKUNKU
LEIPZIG CONTINUE HOT STREAK
Twelve unbeaten in all comps, 20 points from a possible 27 under Marco Rose - Leipzig are flying. And now only two points behind second-placed Freiburg. Fully deserved win for Die Roten Bullen!
Simakan needs treatment as the board goes up to indicate five additional minutes. It can't end soon enough for Freiburg.
That goal's knocked the stuffing out of Freiburg. They've been well beaten today.
FORSBERG ON THE SPOT
Nkunku goes down in the box to win a penalty. Forsberg steps up, and sends Flekken the wrong way for 3-1.
Freiburg are back in it as Kübler hammers in Halstenberg's headed clearance from the edge of the area. No chance for Blaswich. Out of nothing, the visitors have a lifeline!
SO DOES NKUNKU!
Leipzig with the quick one-two, and Freiburg are picking themselves up off the canvas. Szoboszlai does really well to hold of his marker as he barrels in on goal. The pass across the box is weighted to perfection, and Nkunku makes no mistake with the finish - his Bundesliga-leading 12th of the season!
Flekken hits a pass straight out to Szoboszlai, who trades passes with Schlager before fizzing off a low strike the goalkeeper does well to tip round the post. Nkunku heads Halstenberg's corner against the bar, and Simakan fires in the rebound.
STRONG RIGHT HAND!
Szoboszlai plays in Nkunku. He has time to pick his spot, but Flekken narrows the angle and gets a firm right hand to the shot.
Both sides as they were at the start of the second half. How long before Streich shuffles his pack?
Blaswich punches a corner clear, before the referee's whistle brings an intriguiging first half to an end. Leipzig were the superior of the two sides, but have been denied the opening goal by a combination of Flekken and the woodwork.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
Doan and Jeong are booked for a couple of niggling challenges. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Grifo on and Freiburg revert to a back four in the second half. They just haven't got going in the final third.
Leipzig get the ball into the right-hand channel for Nkunku, whose shot across goal is blocked. Freiburg are up against it - haven't said that often this season.
A wry smile from Flekken as Szoboszlai strikes the goal frame direct from the ensuing corner. Really good spell for Leipzig, this...
Orban goes up to meet a cross at the far post. His goal-bound header deflects off Lienhart's back, forcing Flekken to adjust and push the ball onto the woodwork.
LEIPZIG SLIGHT FAVOURITES
Olmo with a brilliant ball into the feet of Silva in the box. He's forced away from goal, but still gets off a shot that goes behind for a corner. Freiburg get it away, though, which is no real surprise. They've conceded a league-low one goal from set-pieces this season.
Leipzig come again as Henrichs wins back possession on halfway. He exchanges passes with Szoboszlai on his way into the Freiburg area. Nkunku's crying out for it in the middle, but the Leipzig sub goes for goal and fires wide of the far post.
The flag stays down as Silva brings Schlager's raking long pass under wraps, before dragging wide from just inside the area. He had more time, there.
It's Henrichs, who gets the nod. He'll go to right-back, with Simakan moving inside alongside Orban.
BATTERED AND BRUISED
Gvardiol's in a bad way after an aerial collision with teammate Orban. Raum is warming up for Leipzig. They lost Diallo to injury in the warm-up, remember...
So close for Leipzig. Szoboszlai sends Nkunku into the area. He clips the ball over the advancing Flekken, who's saved by the upright!
We've already seen a few set-pieces from both sides. Freiburg are among the best in the business in that department.
The feelers are still out in Freiburg. The ball is largely centred in midfield.
"COURAGE AND LUCK"
"LEAVE IT ALL OUT THERE"
WHO BLINKS FIRST?
What better way to kick your feet back on a Wednesday night than by following one of the division's most exciting encounters. Leipzig and Freiburg have been flying of late, the latter ending the last matchday in second place in the Bundesliga and Die Rotten Bullen unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions.