Bundesliga Wrap: Leipzig back on top, Balogun's Mainz win

German Bundesliga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 17/12/2016

RB-Leipzig Bundesliga

RB Leipzig are back at the top of the Bundesliga table after returning to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.

Timo Wermer in the 40th minute and then Captain Wili Orban just after the hour mark ensured that Leipzig momentarily leapfrog Bayern Munich to go top.

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However, FC Bayern München can go back to the top of the league if they beat SV Darmstadt 98 on Sunday

In other games, Leon Balogun was inactive as FSV Mainz 05 beat Hamburger SV 3-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Danny Latza.

It was a happy day for Mainz who finally ended their run of three losses with the win and are now in ninth position in the Bundesliga table.

Also, U-21 Germany international Serge Gnabry scored the equaliser for SV Werder Bremen in their 1-1 draw against 1. FC Köln.

Bremen are now unbeaten in four and are five points clear of the relegation zone. FC Köln are also now unbeaten in four games.

Manuel Baum celebrated his first victory in charge at FC Augsburg as they beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. Martin Hinteregger scored the winner for FC Augsburg in the 75th minute, securing their first win in five games.

Evgen Konoplyanka scored his first ever Bundesliga goal to secure a point for Schalke as they drew 1-1 against SC Freiburg.


Augsburg 1 - 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach

Mainz 05 3 - 1 Hamburger SV

RasenBallsport Leipzig 2 - 0 Hertha Berlin

Schalke 04 1 - 1 Freiburg

Werder Bremen 1 - 1 FC Cologne