Borussia Dortmund 1-4 RB Leipzig: Hosts suffer loss with Laimer, Nkunku and Olmo netting for Leipzig

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Borussia Dortmund 1-4 RB Leipzig: Konrad Laimer nets quick-fire double, and Christopher Nkunku scores, before Donyell Malen grabs consolation for the hosts and Dani Olmo then adds fourth for Leipzig… leaving Dortmund NINE points adrift of Bayern Munich

  • Borussia Dortmund lost 4-1 against RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday
  • Konrad Laimer opened the scoring on 21 minutes chipping over Gregor Kobel
  • He then added a second after his shot at goal took a deflection off Emre Can
  • Christopher Nkunku then fired in a third to pile more misery on Dortmund
  • Donyell Malen grabbed a consolation for hosts, before Dani Olmo added a fourth
  • Dortmund are now nine points behind Bayern Munich in the race for the title 

RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer scored twice and set up a third goal for a stunning 4-1 victory at second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Saturday that all but killed off the hosts’ slim title hopes.

The result left Dortmund nine points behind leaders Bayern Munich, 4-1 winners at Freiburg, with six games remaining.

Leipzig, who tightened their hold on fourth place on 48 points, struck against the run of play when Laimer chipped the ball over keeper Gregor Kobel in the 21st minute to shock the first sold-out crowd in the Signal Iduna Park in more than two years.

RB Leipzig secured a 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday at Signal Iduna Park

RB Leipzig secured a 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday at Signal Iduna Park

Konrad Laimer opened the scoring on 21 minutes chipping the ball over Gregor Kobel in goal

Konrad Laimer opened the scoring on 21 minutes chipping the ball over Gregor Kobel in goal

The Austrian then made it 2-0 nine minutes later, putting his side firmly in control of the clash

The Austrian then made it 2-0 nine minutes later, putting his side firmly in control of the clash

What was to be a big football party for the hosts, with top striker Erling Haaland in the starting line-up and in front of 81,000 fans, turned into a nightmare when Austria international Laimer added a second with a deflected shot 10 minutes later.

Frustrated Dortmund, who had a couple of golden chances early in the first half, could not find a response after the break and Christopher Nkunku, set up by a Laimer backheel, completed a superb Leipzig attack to make it 3-0 in the 58th.

Substitute Donyell Malen managed to briefly cut the deficit in the 84th with a header at the far post but Leipzig responded two minutes later with Dani Olmo’s well-placed shot from outside the box to seal an emphatic victory.

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