by MACAULAY DALEY
RB Leipzig’s fairy tale season continued as they claimed the outright lead in the Bundesliga with a 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen.
Their win, coupled with Bayern Munich losing 1-0 against Borussia Dortmund, saw them move three points clear at the top of the table.
However, Die Bullen got off to the worst possible start at the BayArena, with Kevin Kampl scoring the quickest goal of the season to see them go one down.
They were level after just five minutes, Emil Forsberg’s corner was diverted into his own net by Julian Baumgartner.
Julian Brandt put Bayer ahead just before half-time, before Hakan Çalhanoğlu saw his penalty saved by Peter Gulasci.
Forsberg then drew Leipzig level for a second time, running half the pitch unchallenged before firing in a rocket from 25 yards that Berndt Leno could only palm into the net.
The Swedish international was involved in the third goal for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men, crossing for Willi Orban to head home the winner and send them to the summit.
The win also saw Leipzig break the record for the longest period unbeaten by a promoted team in Bundesliga history.
The East German side also have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to thank as his goal separated Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the 113th Der Klassiker.
With Bayern defending one of just three unbeaten records left in the league, the Gabon striker scored early and Thomas Tuchel’s side became the first team to beat the champions in the league since Mainz back in March.
With just 11 minutes gone, he turned in former Bayern player Mario Gotze’s cross to complete their first home win over Carlo Ancelotti’s men in four years.
Their fine win meant that they are now unbeaten in their last 27 home matches and moved them to third, just three points off their visitors.
They are above Koln only on goal difference after Marcel Risse’s goal of the season contender saw them gain the bragging rights in the Rhine Derby following a 2-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach.
The home side took the lead at Borussia-Park on 32 minutes, captain Lars Stindl powerfully driving home Ibrahima Traore’s cross from the right-hand side.
Die Geißbӧcke got themselves back in the game after 59 minutes through top goal scorer Anthony Modeste. Following Jonas Hector’s cross in to the box, the Frenchman leapt above Jannik Vestergaard to score his 12th of the season.
With the game heading for a draw, Cologne born Risse struck an unstoppable shot into the top corner from 35 yards out to leave Gladbach boss Andre Schubert on the brink of the sack.
Ingolstadt recorded their first win of the season with a 1-0 win at Darmstadt in Maik Walpugis’ first match in charge.
Mortiz Harmann’s 68th minute winner saw Die Schanzer move to within two points of Werder Bremen in 16th place, and two points clear of basement club Hamburg.
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