BERLIN: Nuremberg goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow saved a penalty but that didn’t make up for the six goals he had already conceded as his team lost 6-0 at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
With more than an hour gone, Tim Leibold was sent off as the last defender for bringing down Timo Werner. But Werner, who had scored twice already for Leipzig, saw his spot kick saved in a rare moment of success for the visitors.
Marcel Sabitzer also notched up a brace and hapless Nuremberg have now conceded 13 goals in their last two away games following their 7-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund 10 days ago.
Leipzig wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard, with Kevin Kampl scoring in the third minute.
Danish forward Yussuf Poulsen doubled the advantage just four minutes later, before Sabitzer added another in the 21st minute.
Werner took advantage of a lucky rebound in the 31st minute, burying the ball in the bottom right corner to bring up his 50th Bundesliga goal.
Sabitzer (55th minute) and Werner (59th minute) added one more each in the second half, before Leipzig took their foot off the accelerator in the final 30 minutes.
The result lifted Leipzig second on goal difference ahead of Borussia Moenchengladbach, Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin, all on 14 points. Dortmund lead with 17 points.
Ante Rebic scored for the third Bundesliga game in a row but was also sent off as Eintracht Frankfurt capped a successful week with a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim and climbed to seventh (10 points).
Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen played out a goalless draw in the day’s other game, leaving both in the lower half of the table.
Published in Dawn, October 9th, 2018