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Aubameyang brace not enough as Leipzig end Dortmund’s unbeaten start

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Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice for Dortmund on Saturday but the goals were not enough to maintain their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season.

Last season’s runners-up, RB Leipzig staged a comeback to win 3-2 as both sides had a man sent off in the second half.

Aubameyang stroked in the opener three minutes into the game, but Marcel Sabitzer and Yussuf Poulsen hit back for Leipzig before the break.

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After the interval, Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off for a foul in the box and Jean-Kevin Augustin scored the penalty to make it 3-1 in favour of the visitors.

Stefan Ilsanker was given two yellow cards in the space of two minutes and was sent off, before Aubameyang converted from the spot on 64 minutes, but the hosts were not able to find the net again.

Dortmund however remain top of the table, but their lead was cut to just two points by Bayern Munich, who thrashed Freiburg 5-0 earlier on Saturday. Leipzig moved up to 3rd.

 

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