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Bundesliga: Leipzig down resilient Paderborn 3-2
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Bundesliga: Leipzig down resilient Paderborn 3-2

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In a one-sided battle, Leipzig made a spectacular win against Paderborn 3-2 in the Bundesliga. With the result, Leipzig move on the first place for the moment while Paderborn stay on the last place of the Bundesliga standings.

Leipzig sealed the deal within the first half, but they almost gave it away as resilient Paderborn fought back with two goals in the second half. The visitors from Leipzig caught a perfect start on the road as Patrik Schick shrugged off two defenders and lobbed the ball into the net to open the scoring following Timo Werner's build up work with just three minutes played. Leipzig remained on the front foot and doubled their lead only moments later as Nordi Mukiele intercepted a pass before setting up for Marcel Sabitzer, who did not hesitate to hammer home from the edge of the box.

Paderborn were unable to put up some resistance. In the 26th minute, Christoper Nkunu's pass into path allowed Werner to triple the lead. After the break, Paderborn gained a foothold into the match even though Streli Mamba's goal was ruled offside with two minuets into the second half.

Mamba remained in the thick of things as he escaped Leipzig's defence to pull one back in the 62nd minute.

The hosts gained momentum and reduced the arrears once again after Klaus Gjasula poked home Christopher Antwi-Adjei's pass into the box nine minutes later. Spirited Paderborn pressed forward but were unable to clinch a three-all draw on home soil.

Elsewhere, Rouwen Hennings' late equalizer secured Fortuna Dusseldorf a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim and 10-man Augsburg were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Cologne. (XINHUA)