RB Leipzig 2-1 Augsburg: Hosts survive late scare, despite early lead from Olmo, Nkunku strike

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig picked up a 2-1 win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga earlier tonight.

The home side controlled the proceedings from the start and they could have easily scored more goals if not for Rafał Gikiewicz.

The Augsburg goalkeeper produced a series of spectacular saves to keep the home side from scoring early on in the game.

Gikiewicz denied the likes of Nkunku and Dani Olmo around the half-hour mark but a defensive error from Reece Oxford gave Leipzig a penalty on the 38th minute.

The defender brought down Mukiele inside the box and Olmo stepped up to take the penalty.

The Spaniard’s initial shot was saved by Gikiewicz but it was adjudged that the Polish goalkeeper had come off his line before the shot was taken and Olmo was allowed to retake the penalty from which he scored.

Christopher Nkunku doubled his team’s advantage five minutes later when Yussuf Poulsen managed to draw out the Augsburg keeper and sent his teammate through unselfishly in on open goal.

Augsburg did manage to put on a late scare but Leipzig held on for all three points here.

Ibrahima Konate’s careless tackle towards the end of the game handed the visitors a penalty and Daniel Caligiuri found the net on the 77th minute to give the away side some hope.

Leipzig have managed to consolidate their position in the 2nd place now and they will be hoping to close the gap with reigning champions Bayern Munich in the coming weeks.