Lumat Fuerth, Leizpig Rises to Rank Four


EMIL Forsberg and Christopher Nkunku both scored one goal and provided two assists when RB Leipzig crushed relegation-threatened team Greuther Fuerth with a 6-1 score in the Bundesliga match at Sportpark Ronhof, Bavaria, Monday (14/3) early morning WIB.

Fuerth had taken the lead through Jamie Leweling’s goal which beat Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi in the fourth minute.

However, 13 minutes later, it was the Bavarian side’s turn to concede when Angelino’s signature cross from the left was put to good use by Andre Silva, who headed in the equaliser.

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The visitors beat the hosts again after half an hour when Forsberg’s powerful shot from outside the box crossed Fuerth goalkeeper Andreas Linde.

Two minutes later, Konrad Laimer scored Leipzig’s third in the 34th minute following a quick counter-attack.

Benjamin Henrichs helped make the score 4-1 before halftime. Welcoming Angelino’s cross at the far post, he slotted the ball into Furth’s goal in the 45th minute.

Mohamed Sisian then had his turn to score for the visitors, which was also his first in a Bundesliga game, after heading in from close range following Forsberg’s free kick.

After providing two assists, Christopher Nkunku finally wrote his name on the scoreboard after maximizing Forsberg’s second assist in that match.

The goal did not stop Leipzig from attacking, but no more goals were scored. Leipzig also crawled into the top four with 44 points or equal to Freiburg and Hoffenheim who lost on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Fuerth slumped further down at the bottom of the standings by collecting 14 points at 18th position. They are 9 points behind Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin, who occupy 16th and 17th position, respectively. (Ant/OL-1)