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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Emil Forsberg (70')

Forsberg winner keeps Leipzig on Bayern's heels

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Emil Forsberg wondergoal lifts RB Leipzig over Union Berlin (0:47)

Emil Forsberg scored this spectacular goal in the 70th minute to beat Union Berlin 1-0. (0:47)

Emil Forsberg drilled in a second-half winner as RB Leipzig were made to work hard for a 1-0 victory over in-form Union Berlin on Wednesday that kept them on the heels of leaders Bayern Munich.

Sweden international Forsberg, who had come on 10 minutes earlier, fired in after a one-two with Dani Olmo to break the deadlock in the 70th minute after a largely toothless first half from the hosts.

Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi came to their rescue in stoppage time, palming a powerful shot from Marius Buelter wide.

The win lifted Leipzig to 35 points, four behind Bayern, who edged past Augsburg 1-0 to stay top at the season's halfway mark.

Union suffered their first loss in seven league games and dropped to sixth on 28.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +55 78
2 RB Leipzig 34 +28 65
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 +29 64
4 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +24 61
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +16 60
6 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +14 52
7 FC Union Berlin 34 +7 50
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +8 49
9 VfB Stuttgart 34 +1 45
10 SC Freiburg 34 0 45
11 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 43
12 Mainz 34 -17 39
13 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
14 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 35
15 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 35
16 FC Cologne 34 -26 33
17 Werder Bremen 34 -21 31
18 Schalke 04 34 -61 16