Leipzig wins; Freiburg, Leverkusen drop points in Bundesliga

Leipzig overcame a host of coronavirus infections to beat 10-man Mainz 4-1, while Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen dropped points after leading in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Patrik Schick’s 17th goal of the season wasn’t enough for Leverkusen, which was fortunate to emerge with a 2-2 draw against Union Berlin as the visitor twice hit the post late on.

Freiburg, which spent the league’s winter break in third place, drew against relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld 2-2 despite scoring first through Janik Haberer and Jeong Woo-yeong.

American forward Ricardo Pepi made his debut as second half-yime substitute in a 3-1 defeat at Hoffenheim. Also, Stuttgart drew at last-placed Greuther Fürth 0-0, said AP.

Borussia Dortmund hoped to cut Bayern Munich’s lead to six points with a win at Eintracht Frankfurt in the late game.

In Leverkusen, Schick rewarded the home team’s early dominance against Union with the opener in the 39th, slotting the ball in from a narrow angle after Andreas Luthe saved Moussa Diaby’s initial effort. It was Schick’s ninth in Leverkusen’s last five Bundesliga games.

Source: Bahrain News Agency