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Leipzig Close Gap to Bayern to Within Two

RB Leipzig dominated Hertha Berlin on Sunday afternoon, closing their gap in the standings to within two points. Bayern Munich currently sits in first place but their control over Germany has not been in such peril for nearly a decade.

"We're pleased to have moved back within two points of FC Bayern," said manager Julian Nagelsmann. "Some teams behind us also picked up points, which makes this victory today even more important."

Nagelsmann took a humble approach to the result but Leipzig dominated the game from the opening whistle. While Hertha did show signs of life in spurts, it was the East German club that proved to be the most opportunistic when chances appeared. 

Like most of this season, the goals came from all across the field. Captain Marcel Sabitzer scored the first goal but two defenders, Willi Orban and Nordi Mukiele, put the game way. Thus far, Leipzig doesn't have a player that is competing for the golden boot in Germany, but they have managed to do what they set out to achieve. The team has successfully distributed the goal output from last season's king, Timo Werner, to the rest of the team.

"We really wanted to win and you could see that," said Nagelsmann. "I think the score was a bit too high, especially as we allowed a few chances at our end. It's not easy to always go again after an exhausting game midweek. So, we're even more pleased today."

Leipzig will take a major step up in competition next week as they host Borussia Monchengladbach at Red Bull Arena. Marcos Rose's men have proven to be an obstruction for the top of the table and Leipzig will need to be focused in order to keep the pressure on Munich.


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