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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Konstantinos Stafylidis (19')
  • Martin Hinteregger (60')
  • Timo Werner (25')
  • Marvin Compper (52')

RB Leipzig draw opens door for Bayern to extend league lead

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.

Marvin Compper headed Liepzig ahead from a corner early in the second half, before fellow defender Martin Hinteregger equalised in the 60th.

Leipzig, who are playing their first season in the Bundesliga, moved four points behind Bayern, who are away to Cologne on Saturday.

Augsburg are in 12th place.

Also on Saturday, third-placed Borussia Dortmund -- which are nine points behind Leipzig -- play Bayer Leverkusen at home.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 12 +22 29
2 Schalke 04 12 +6 23
3 RB Leipzig 12 +5 23
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 12 0 21
5 Borussia Dortmund 12 +13 20
6 TSG Hoffenheim 12 +6 20
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 +2 19
8 Hannover 96 12 0 18
9 Bayer Leverkusen 12 +7 17
10 FC Augsburg 12 +2 16
11 VfB Stuttgart 12 -3 16
12 Mainz 12 -4 15
13 VfL Wolfsburg 12 -1 14
14 Hertha Berlin 12 -3 14
15 Hamburg SV 12 -10 10
16 Werder Bremen 12 -6 8
17 SC Freiburg 12 -17 8
18 FC Cologne 12 -19 2

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