FRANKFURTER, Germany (AP) In one of the most startling developments in European football this season, newcomer RB Leipzig stormed to the top of the German Bundesliga on Friday by coming from behind twice to earn a 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen. In the process, Leipzig also set a Bundesliga record by staying undefeated in its first 11 matches after promotion. The team has won six straight games. Leipzig opened a three-point lead and will remain ahead at least until Saturday, when Bayern Munich has a tough match at Borussia Dortmund. Bayern needs to win to stay even on points with Leipzig. ”Leader, leader,” shouted a group of Leipzig supporters after the final whistle. Leipzig fell behind a minute into the match but replied quickly and Willi Orban got the winner in the 81st minute. ”The team’s got a great mentality,” Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl said. ”We had a lot of confidence. Our win is not undeserved. It was simply great.” Leipzig has taken 14 of its 27 points away from home and has the best record on the road. Before the match, about eight masked people stopped the bus carrying the Leipzig team to the stadium by falling to the… Read full this story
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