AUGSBURG, Germany -- Leipzig were held to a 2-2 draw at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday, opening the way for Bayern Munich to extend their lead at the top.
Greece defender Konstantinos Stafylidis put Augsburg ahead in the 19th minute with a brilliant strike from 30 meters (yards) out and almost scored a late winner.
Forward Timo Werner equalised in the 25th after being set up by midfielder Naby Keita, arguably Leipzig's best player this season. It was Werner's 14th goal of the campaign.
Bayern Munich stayed five points clear on top of the Bundesliga after Carlo Ancelotti's 1,000th career game ended 8-0 against Hamburg.
Bayern, who have scored 44 goals and conceded just three against Hamburg since 2011, went ahead as Arturo Vidal struck with powerful drive from the edge of the box before Robert Lewandowski netted a brace, the first from the penalty spot, to give Bayern a comfortable 3-0 half-time lead.
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Despite a good 3-0 win over third-place Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend, speculation continued during the week that Leverkusen were looking for a replacement for Schmidt after an inconsistent season so far.
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Augsburg made the brighter start and Dong-Won Ji saw his shot blocked before his header set up Raul Bobadilla but his effort was turned away by Jonas Lossl.
Daniel Baier saw another effort saved by Lossl before the hosts went ahead in the 31st minute on the break when Jhon Cordoba's header found Levin Oztunali and he headed past Marwin Hitz.