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Bundesliga wrap: Dortmund, Leipzig in thrilling 3-3

Patrick Schick Leipzig Bundesliga

DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 17: Patrik Schick of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park on December 17, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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A thrilling Tuesday draw between title hopefuls Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig opened the door for the Bundesliga’s chasing pack.

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Elsewhere, Augsburg and Hoffenheim firmed up their top half credentials while Mainz gained some breathing room from the drop zone by sending Werder Bremen closer to it.


Borussia Dortmund 3-3 RB Leipzig

Two sides who scored blowout wins this weekend brought the goals to midweek.

The Julians were at it again, Weigl scoring from a Raphael Guerreiro assist in the 23rd minute and Brandt from a Jadon Sancho set-up 11 minutes later.

But the league leaders didn’t wilt despite their two-goal deficit at the Westfalenstadion.

Timo Werner -- who else? -- scored in the 47th and 53rd minutes to reset the points.

Sancho put BVB ahead again two minutes later, but Roma loanee Patrik Schick scored for the second time in three matches to split the spoils.

Chelsea Manchester United Every-big-team target Sancho has scored in seven-straight matches, and has 12 goals and 12 assists on the season.

Werder Bremen 0-5 Mainz

Robin Quaison scored three goals, two during a nine-minute blitz that saw the visitors take a 3-0 lead after just 19 minutes.

Augsburg 3-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf

Philipp Max scored twice and added an assist as USMNT goalkeeper Zach Steffen was again under fire, making four saves in a loss for the relegation-threatened club.

Fellow American player Alfredo Morales went 90 minutes as was his normal tackle-ready self despite passing at a poor 60 percent.

Union Berlin 0-2 Hoffenheim

Ilhas Bebou and substitute Christoph Baumgartner score

Wednesday fixtures

Bayer Leverkusen v. Hertha Berlin -- 12:30 p.m. ET
Borussia Monchengladbach v. Paderborn -- 2:30 p.m. ET
Eintracht Frankfurt v. Koln -- 2:30 p.m. ET
Freiburg v. Bayern Munich -- 2:30 p.m. ET
Wolfsburg v. Schalke -- 2:30 p.m. ET

STANDINGS

TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
RB Leipzig1610424519264-2-16-2-134
Mönchengladbach1510143118136-1-14-0-331
Borussia Dortmund168624022185-3-03-3-230
FC Schalke 0415843261884-3-14-1-228
Bayern Munich158344121205-1-23-2-227
SC Freiburg15744241864-2-13-2-325
Bayer Leverkusen15744222023-4-14-0-325
1899 Hoffenheim167362327-43-1-44-2-224
VfL Wolfsburg15654171523-3-23-2-223
FC Augsburg166552728-14-2-22-3-323
1. FC Union Berlin166281922-35-0-41-2-420
Eintracht Frankfurt15537242314-3-11-0-618
FSV Mainz 051660102538-133-0-43-0-618
Hertha BSC Berlin154382129-83-0-41-3-415
Werder Bremen163582340-171-2-52-3-314
Fortuna Düsseldorf1633101635-192-1-41-2-612
1. FC Köln1532101430-162-1-41-1-611
SC Paderborn1523101833-151-1-61-2-49

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