BUNDESLIGA.  Also opponent Club Brugge does not have a successful dress rehearsal, varying success with the Belgians

Leipzig had a frustrating afternoon.

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Just like Club Brugge, RB Leipzig did not have a good dress rehearsal this weekend for the crucial Champions League game next Wednesday. Leipzig went on to visit Hoffenheim on Saturday with a 2-0 loss. On Friday evening, Club lost to KV Mechelen. Borussia Dortmund, rich of Belgians, did win.

After twelve minutes, Diadié Samassekou gave the home team the lead with a striking header. It was his first goal for the club since coming over from RB Salzburg in 2019. Leipzig then monopolized the ball, but failed to score even one chance in the first 45 minutes. In the second half, Munas Dabbur took the victory with the redeeming second goal.

Leipzig remains tied for sixth place with Mönchengladbach due to the loss of points. Hoffenheim climbs through the three-pointer to eighth place and follows one point from Leipzig. On Wednesday, Club Brugge will take on Leipzig in-house. If there is a draw, Club is certain to spend the winter in Europe.

BUNDESLIGA.  Also opponent Club Brugge does not have a successful dress rehearsal, varying success with the Belgians

Marco Reus was once again the match winner at Dortmund.

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Witsel and co. beat Mangala

Dortmund, with the trio Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard at the kick-off, took part in their own Signal Iduna Park Stuttgart and Orel Mangala. There was no goal halfway through. After the break, Donyell Malen (56.) broke the game open and Roberto Massimo (63.) quickly rebalanced the plates. Captain Marco Reus crossed the line with the winning goal five minutes before the end. The Borussia, who now have 27 points, take full advantage of the defeat of league leader Bayern Munich on Friday at Augsburg (2-1) and are approaching one point in the standings.

No win for Wolfsburg, despite goal Nmecha

At the same time, Wolfsburg had to work for Bielefeld. Basic players Koen Casteels and Sebastiaan Bornauw were already behind after 11 minutes at the hands of Masaya Okugawa. In the second half, Fabian Klos (54.) brought the margin to two goals from the spot, but two goals by Wout Weghorst (62.) and Lukas Nmecha (63.) in as many minutes gave Wolfsburg a point. Dodi Lukebakio came in a minute before the 2-1 and provided the assist for the connecting goal. Aster Vranckx was allowed to relieve Nmecha in the final phase. Wolfsburg is in fifth place with 20 points.

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