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Bundesliga: Leipzig stun Gladbach 2-0 with Werner double

Gladbach mislaid their attacking game and, apart from Lars Stindl`s deflected shot that hit the bar in the 75th minute, they rarely threatened after the break.

Bundesliga: Leipzig stun Gladbach 2-0 with Werner double
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Timo Werner scored twice as RB Leipzig beat in-form Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 on Sunday and climbed to third spot in the Bundesliga, a point behind their opponents.

Striker Werner struck in the third minute and then again deep in first-half stoppage time to take his league tally to eight goals as the hosts outclassed Gladbach, who were on a three-game winning run.

Gladbach mislaid their attacking game and, apart from Lars Stindl`s deflected shot that hit the bar in the 75th minute, they rarely threatened after the break.

Unbeaten at home this season, Leipzig also kept a fifth consecutive clean sheet at home and moved to 25 points into third place, a point ahead of champions Bayern Munich, and one behind Gladbach.

Leaders Borussia Dortmund are on 33 points after their 2-0 victory over Freiburg on Saturday. Eintracht Frankfurt, fifth on 23, play VfL Wolfsburg later on Sunday.