Leipzig cause shockwaves across Bundesliga with first win in top flight.

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RB Leipzig claimed the biggest scalp in their seven-year history with a shock 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

Debutant Naby Keita scored the all-important goal, converting Oliver Burke’s cross in the 89th minute to secure the famous victory.

Dortmund started Mario Gotze for the first time since he returned from Bayern Munich, however the team performed below par as they were humbled by their recently promoted hosts.

Die Bullen created the better of the chances, Timo Werner saw his shot saved by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki, before Marcel Halstenberg had his header cleared off of the line.

Andre Schurrle had the best chance for Thomas Tuchel’s men, but he fired against the crossbar when one-on-one with Peter Gulacsi, before Keita smashed home the winner.

That result means that Dortmund are three points behind rivals Bayern Munich after they recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over Schalke 04 on Friday.

Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich, his first for the club, helped Bayern extend their unbeaten run over their opponents to 12 league matches.

A fifteen-minute hat-trick from substitute Joel Pohjanpalo helped Bayer Leverkusen to a 3-1 win over Hamburg.

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It was just the striker’s second appearance for the club since 2013. (Image Credit: 247soccer.com)

Pohjanpalo scored off the bench last time out against Borussia Monchengladbach and repeated the feat again, scoring twice in injury time as Roger Schmidt’s men won their first game of the season.

After falling behind to Bobby Wood’s second goal in as many games, the Fin was brought on in the 72nd minute and took just seven minutes to score his first, converting Julian Brandt’s cross.

His second came in the first minute of stoppage time, a superb first time finish into the far corner before he completed his treble with a smart finish following Javier Hernandez’ pass.

The Opel Arena hosted an eight goal thriller as Hoffenheim staged a marathon comeback to draw 4-4 with Mainz.

4-1 down with 20 minutes left, a Mark Uth inspired Hoffenheim managed to secure their second consecutive draw.

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Mark Uth’s brace helped Hoffenheim to a spectacular comeback at Mainz. (Image Credit: bundesliga.com)

The hosts were 3-0 up inside half an hour after a brace from Pablo De Blasis and a solitary goal from Jhon Cordoba.

Sandro Wagner pulled one back for Die Kraichgauer, before Levin Oztunali seemingly put the home side out of reach.

However, Gaetan Bussmann’s straight red card offered the away side a route back into the game, which they duly took. Two goals in as many minutes from Uth was followed by Adam Szalai’s 84th minute equaliser, which completed the turnaround.

Other Results:

FC Ingolstadt 04 0-2 Hertha BSC

SC Freiburg 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Darmstadt 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Wolfsburg 0-0 FC Koln

Werder Bremen 1-2 Augsburg

League Table: 

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