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Leipzig moves top of Bundesliga before Bayern-Dortmund clash

Leipzig increased the pressure on Bayern Munich ahead of its clash with Borussia Dortmund by moving top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at Freiburg on Saturday.

Goals from Christopher Nkunku, Alexander Sörloth and substitute Emil Forsberg gave the visitors their sixth straight league win to go a point ahead of Bayern before the defending champions’ late game.

Nkunku scored minutes before the interval for Leipzig, taking advantage of the first lapse from Freiburg’s defense. Kevin Kampl forced Baptiste Santamaria to loose the ball and it fell to Yussuf Poulsen, who set up Nkunku to score in the 41st.

Augsburg's Raphael Framberger, left, and Hertha's Krzysztof Piatek, right, go for a header during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and FC Augsburg in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Soeren StacheDPA via AP, Pool)

French midfielder Nkunku provided the assist for Sörloth in the 64th, and Sörloth followed up by setting up Forsberg to seal the result in the 79th.

A late penalty from Dodi Lukebakio earned Hertha Berlin a 2-1 win over Augsburg to end its nine-game run without a win.

Patrik Schick’s 77th-minute strike on a counterattack was enough for Bayer Leverkusen to win 1-0 at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Leverkusen's Patrik Schick misses to score against Moenchengladbach's goalkeeper Yann Sommer during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP PhotoMartin Meissner, Pool)

Third-place Wolfsburg slumped to a 2-1 loss at Hoffenheim, and fourth-place Eintracht Frankfurt drew with Stuttgart 1-1.

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Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby, left, and Moenchengladbach's Marcus Thuram challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP PhotoMartin Meissner, Pool)

Moenchengladbach's Valentino Lazaro kicks the ball reverse during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP PhotoMartin Meissner, Pool)

Leverkusen's Patrik Schick celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP PhotoMartin Meissner, Pool)

Leverkusen's Patrik Schick, right, jumps for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP PhotoMartin Meissner, Pool)

Augsburg's Andre Hahn, left, and Hertha's Deyovaisio Zeefuik, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and FC Augsburg in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Soeren StacheDPA via AP, Pool)

Leipzig's Dani Olmo, right, and Freiburg's Vincenzo Grifo, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig in Freiburg, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Tom Wellerdpa via AP)

Leipzig's Lukas Klostermann, right, and Freiburg's Lucas Hoeler, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig in Freiburg, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Tom Wellerdpa via AP)

Leverkusen's Wendell, left, and Moenchengladbach's Stefan Lainer challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP PhotoMartin Meissner, Pool)