Leipzig tighten grip on third spot Bundesliga

Strikes from Kevin Kampl and Timo Werner saw RB Leipzig take a stranglehold of third place in the race for a UEFA Champions League qualification with a home win over Wolfsburg.

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RB Leipzig are now unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions and move to seven points clear of fifth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.

Kampl netted the seventh Bundesliga goal of his career and the first with his left foot in the 16th-minute curling to the far post from outside the box to open the scoring for Die Bullen.

Timo Werner added the second on 28 minutes for RB Leipzig with a header his first in two years as the German international scored 14 goals, with all goals this season have coming at home.

Wolfsburg European hopes are still alive with a point separating them from the sixth spot and depending on the DFB Pokal cup winners.

Line-ups

Leipzig: Gulacsi – Mukiele, Konate, Klostermann – Laimer, Sabitzer, Kampl (c) (Demme 89′), Halstenberg – Forsberg (Smith Rowe 90’+1) – Cunha (Haidara 69’), Werner
Unused subs: Müller, Ilsanker, Bruma, Augustin
Out: Adams (groin), Mvogo (knee), Nukan (ankle), Orban (suspended), Poulsen (illness), Upamecano (knee)
Coach: Ralf Rangnick

Wolfsburg: Pervan – Tisserand, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Rexhbecaj (Klaus 69’), Guilavogui (c), Arnold (Malli 86′) – Mehmedi – Steffen (Ginczek 46’), Weghorst
Unused subs: Menzel, Brekalo, Uduokhai, Jung
Out: Camacho (ankle), Casteels (thigh), Gerhardt (knee), William (knock)
Coach: Bruno Labbadia

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